December 11, 2018

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).

Math Teacher – Tanzania

The Math Teacher is expected to provide technical assistance to other teachers at the organization’s school. You will also teach math to students who are attending the school after having dropped out of the public schools due to issues like carrying a pregnancy and gender-based violence.

Curriculum Advisor – Ethiopia

As the curriculum advisor, you will provide local instructors with information and resources to improve their teaching skills. This placement is aimed at improving the curriculum at the Pawe College of Health Science and ensuring that the new curriculum complies with the education standard set by the Ministry.

English Language & Basic IT Trainer – Laos

You will provide support with by developing and updating the English curriculum. This role also requires basic IT skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Environmental Education And Communication Advisor – Colombia (Spanish required)

Our partner is looking for a volunteer that can contribute to the generation and implementation of processes and activities of environmental communications and education of the PNNCPR, within the framework of the national strategy of communications and education of the entity.

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