Become an international volunteer and see the world as it really is!
Close up and personal!
SUCO participates in Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP).
When you become a SUCO volunteer, you will work closely with partners in the South in a spirit of solidarity, equality, social justice and respect for diversity. You will provide coaching that meets the needs of local communities in order to help strengthen their capacities and their power to act in support of their own development.
- Cooperating countries: Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Mali
- Budget for expenses and living allowance
- International cooperation missions of different durations, leaving at different times of year
Do something that counts!
During this work experience in international cooperation, you will face new challenges in an intercultural context.
Contribute to a world of justice and solidarity by becoming a volunteer!
Share your personal and professional background and knowledge overseas and find personal enrichment. Above all, spread awareness throughout Canada by talking about your experience of international cooperation when you get back.
- Sustainable agriculture
- Communication, leadership and community engagement
- Organizational development
- Gender equality
- Project management
Conditions offered by SUCO
- Settlement allowance
- Monthly living allowance to cover essential expenses (adjusted to the cost of living in the country of assignment)
- Housing in the country of assignment
- Return plane ticket
- Health and life insurance
- 20 working days of vacation per contract year
- Mandatory pre-departure training and ongoing mentoring in the field
- Financial support for dependants (contracts of 12 months or more)
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Be fit to work overseas (mandatory medical exam)
- Possess the skills and experiences required for the position
- Agree to work under the conditions defined by the local partner
- Agree to live modestly but appropriately, like a local
- Be covered by your provincial Medicare plan (RAMQ in Québec) or have private health insurance
- Be in good physical and mental health (attested by medical certificates)
Ready to use your skills to contribute to a world of justice and solidarity?
Becoming a volunteer means a personal commitment to contributing to sustainable development in the communities in which we work.
Here are a few essential life skills for anyone going on an international cooperation mission:
- Be adaptable, as well as knowledgeable about intercultural communication
- Be skilled in establishing networks and relationships rapidly
- Possess a sense of leadership
- Be a good team player
- Subscribe to SUCO’s values and mission
- Have a strong interest in the country of assignment
- Show sensitivity, respect, curiosity and open-mindedness
Selection and assignment process
- Telephone pre-interview
- In-person interview (including role playing and written tests)
- Candidate selection
- Approval of the candidacy by the partner
- Final selection
- Pre-departure training and preparation
- Carry out the mission and public awareness activities
- Reintegration and commitment in Canada