International and Online Volunteer opportunities with Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.

Project – Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)
project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Placements include:

  • Communications And Promotion Advisor (E-Volunteer)
  • Resource Mobilization Advisor (E-Volunteer)
  • Conseiller(ère) en Genre et Inclusion Sociale (Volontariat virtuel)
  • Conseiller(ère) en Éducation – Cameroun
  • Conseiller(ère) en administration publique – Cameroun
  • Conseiller(ère) en Renforcement institutionnel – Cameroun
  • Conseiller(ère) en communication – Cameroun
  • Conseiller(ère) en Webmastering – Cameroun
  • Conseiller(ière) en Communication-Media Sociaux – Cameroun
  • Asesor(a) De Comunicaciones – Peru
  • Gender Advisor – Peru
  • Gender Advisor – Nigeria
  • Resource Mobilization Advisor – Nigeria

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation (more details below)
  • On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

Fundraising (International Placements Only)

We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso
International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to
achieve the fundraising goal, they can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

How to Apply:

Click here to visit the application page. If you have trouble applying, or if you have applied but have not received a confirmation email, please submit your resume and cover letter directly to [email protected] along with the title of the placement you are interested in.


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