March 15, 2019

Volunteer Around the World

Cuso International seeking retired teachers to volunteer around the world

Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization that works to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year they mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States.

Cuso International covers the following costs:

  • Return airfare and visa/permit costs
  • Accommodation while in country
  • A modest living allowance while overseas
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (VOICE Project only)
  • The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program during your placement and when you return
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation and again for a reintegration debriefing weekend after you return.

Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment Program

As Cuso International’s primary international program, VOICE will improve the economic and social well-being of poor and marginalized communities in targeted countries. VOICE contributes to Canada’s commitment to promoting sustainable economic growth, access to health services, and gender equality and social inclusion around the globe. The five-year program is made possible by a generous $65 million contribution from the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

Health Education/Communications Advisor – Ethiopia

The overall purpose of this placement is to provide technical support for the  establishment /strengthening of community nutrition education platforms, development/adaption of nutrition behaviour change communication materials, and implementation in East Harrarghe Zone through capacity building and system strengthening in East Harrarghe Government sectors and community based organizations who are working with zonal nutrition coordination committee, through Haramaya University.

Education Assistants 2019 – 2020 – Hay River

As an Education Assistant, you’ll have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the educational outcomes of Indigenous students from grades four to twelve.

Academic Advisor in Entrepreneurship – Bogota

Use your skills and expertise in curriculum development and entrepreneurship to support Bogota’s technical school!

Elearning Classroom Monitor 2019-2010 – Canada

As an eLearning classroom monitor, you will generate a positive impact in the lives of Indigenous students by facilitating the program on behalf of the participating community. You’ll also get a chance to be involved and engaged with the community through many intercultural events.

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If there’s anything they can do to answer your questions, please contact Lorraine Monteiro