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Post-Secondary E-Volunteering Classroom Program

Canada

10 Months | Start Date Ongoing

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Start Date Ongoing

Length of Placement 10 Months

Language Requirements English  

About E-Volunteering

Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.  

E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx

Not sure whether e-volunteering may be right for you? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering  

The E-Volunteer’s Role

 

NOTE: This placement is for promotional purposes only and is not an active placement. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY directly to this placement.  If you are an interested instructor or Graduate student, please contact natalie.graham@cusointernational.org directly detailing your proposed research focus.

 

If you are a Canadian post-secondary instructor seeking an innovative project opportunity to integrate into your Fall 2018, Winter 2019, or Spring/Summer 2019 classroom curriculum, or a Graduate student seeking a collaborative research topic, Cuso International would love to hear from you.

Bring your students’ learning to life with an innovative program that connects your classroom with development work being done around the world.  

Cuso International is Canadian development organization that has created an innovative new program that connects our international programmatic partners to Canadian post-secondary classrooms.

Our Post-Secondary E-Volunteering Partnership program allows instructors the opportunity to animate their students’ learning by acting as consultants working with Cuso International to find solutions to challenges our international partners are facing.  

This is real-world, real-time learning that can make a difference in people’s lives around the world. Instructors from various disciplines are welcome to apply for projects spanning international development, global studies, education, and information technology focus areas.

 

For more information about the program, including project abstracts and application form, please contact:

Natalie Graham at Cuso International

natalie.graham@cusointernational.org

613-829-7445 x 210

1-888-434-2876    

 

About Us

 

Cuso International

Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization, working to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we 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.    

 

E-Volunteering Success Stories

 

E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference

Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs

https://cusointernational.org/story/e-volunteering-virtual-teams-making-a-real-difference/

 

E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time

Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors

https://cusointernational.org/story/mobilizing-canadian-interns-e-mentors-and-ict-to-support-international-development-efforts/

 

Online crowd sourcing: Good Globalization

Mobilizing classrooms to produce valuable market research data - Cuso International alumnus leads students at one BC college in helping rice farmers in Laos

https://cusointernational.org/story/good-globalization-2/

 

NOTE: This placement is for promotional purposes only and is not an active placement. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY directly to this placement. If you are an interested instructor or Graduate student, please contact natalie.graham@cusointernational.org directly detailing your proposed research focus.