With so many volunteer opportunities around the world to chose from, Niagara College Canada can help you get started with you options. Below are the endorsed volunteer opportunities that should you chose to venture abroad on a volunteer basis, will allow you to be eligible for the $500 Be World Ready Travel Grant.
Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that offers travel and community service experiences around the world.
Nevo is a Peruvian non-profit organization that creates bonds between different social actors within society, with whom it develops projects with the objective of promoting responsible human development.
The DCCD Group (or Dominican Canadian Community Development Group) strongly supports the practices of solidarity and empowerment through self-sustaining self-help community development projects.
Me to We
Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world. We offer socially conscious and environmentally friendly products as well as life-changing experiences.
Canadian Executive Service Organization
This project contributes to improved economic and social well-being of beneficiaries in 16 developing countries across Africa, Asia, the Americas and Caribbean, through more than 1,749 short-term volunteer assignments. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of 60 local partners and more than a thousand clients among their networks to deliver sustainable development results. The project supports activities in private sector development (primarily manufacturing, tourism and hospitality).
This project will provide over 430 volunteers with the opportunity to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of 27 developing country partners to improve sustainable economic growth mostly in Africa. Volunteers will help promote equality between women and men, support local partners in establishing small business initiatives, and help cultivate regional networks focused on income generation and empowerment of women and youth.
This project will help improve the economic and social well-being of communities in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Volunteers will help local partners strengthen micro, small and medium-sized private sector businesses, promote trade and access to financial services, and improve the management of natural resources. They will identify innovative solutions to help stimulate sustainable economic growth and increase women’s and children’s access to quality health and other services.
Engineers Without Borders Canada
This project will support over 240 volunteers who will help build the capacity of local partners to address development challenges in five African countries. It will help stimulate sustainable economic growth by focusing on small and growing businesses and creating job opportunities that help improve livelihoods. It will also promote effective public service institutions by enhancing poor and marginalized communities’ access to public services that meet their basic needs.
This project, implemented by World University Service Canada and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation, will mobilize 3,000 volunteers. These volunteers will work with 170 local partners across 14 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas to help poor and marginalized communities improve their economic and social well-being. Volunteer activities will focus on sustainable economic growth, with an emphasis on increasing employment, income, and resources for women and youth.
World University Service Canada
WUSC – World University Service of Canada – is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. They work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.
Youth Challenge International
Through the Global Youth Partnerships Solution, YCI works with local development partners to design and implement youth innovation programs through Canadian volunteers and peer-to-peer learning. Powerful partnerships stretch across a continent from Ghana to Tanzania, with a sector focus on health, private sector development and democratic governance. Education, gender equality and environmental sustainability are central to every program.
Canada World Youth
A variety of volunteer programs are offered for youth where they contribute to community-driven development projects abroad that focus on health, environment, gender equity and educational activities.
CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunities. Also, the help vulnerable people adapt to climate change, provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies and more.
GoEco was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the community, wildlife, and environment they visit. Based on years of practice and in-depth field reports, GoEco presents you with a careful selection of excellent yet affordable volunteer and ecological minded vacations.
Canadian Co-operative Organization
CCA works with local partner organizations to help smallholder farmers, traders and producers establish and strengthen co-operative and credit union enterprises that can provide needed goods and services they cannot access or develop on their own. Members work together to manage their co-operatives democratically, to achieve economies of scale that lower costs and grow their income.