Volunteer in Canada

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Although Canada draws a large number of tourists and is a wealthy country, there are still plenty of opportunities for volunteers. In a country known for a strong sense of national volunteerism, local Canadian organizations also welcome foreign volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to explore Canada’s diverse culture, landscapes, and history.

Canada may not be the most obvious volunteer destination, but there are still plenty of ways to give back to the local community. Travel to this unique and wonderful country for a diverse experience like you’ve never had before! Volunteer with one of the many well-established local organizations to truly live like a Canadian.

Professional Development

Because Canada is such a developed nation, unlike some volunteer destinations, this is a great place to to add international development volunteer work to your resume.

Work with Children

Canada is a great place to get experience in child care. Education laws vary by province but generally school is required until age 16 or 18 and run by a private board of education. From general support and empowerment to teaching to nursing infants, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities with children. Volunteer to support education in schools, day care centers, orphanages, and more.

Conservation

Canada has a wide range of forests, mountains, and wildlife. Wildlife and national parks are important for Canada’s tourism industry. Recently, the negative impacts of human development on Canada’s environment and wildlife have been growing. Several animals, including caribou, are on the edge of extinction.

There is very little violent crime to worry about in Canada. Unsurprisingly, heavily touristed areas are sometimes featured in the news for the crime that does happen. Heavy storms in the winter and wildfires in the summer are sometimes problems so always be aware of current weather conditions when traveling to Canada. Since Canada is a Western, industrialized nation, health issues aren’t usually a concern for travelers.

Programs

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Canada
Alltracks Academy
The ALLTRACKS Academy ski instructor course is the ultimate gap year option for keen skiers. We offer this program at...
Canada
Fronteering
Have the great opportunity to volunteer and work with many different species of Canadian Wildlife! Our programs specialize in...
Canada
Fronteering
Have the awesome opportunity to volunteer and care for Huskies and go dog sledding! We offer the unique opportunity to live...
Canada
Fronteering
Interested in wildlife? Have you ever thought of becoming a volunteer? Say no more and become a volunteer and a member of our...
Canada
Fronteering
Become a volunteer and help in several projects regarding land and wildlife management in a First Nation Community based in...
Canada
Volunteers For Peace (VFP)
Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, that offers placement in over 3000 voluntary service...
Canada
Latitude International Education
Charity Internship in Canada Program will provide you with guaranteed placement with a registered charity working on...
Canada
CADIP
The volunteers will learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how to support these children in a social/recreational...
Canada
The Otesha Project
Picture yourself cycling across a stretch of Canada as part of a sustainable mobile community, offering performances and...
Canada
Rocky Mountain Escape
Operating in a relatively remote, subalpine valley amongst the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies and adjacent to Jasper...
Canada
Earthwatch Institute
Melting glaciers, shrinking sea levels, and less snow- what does this mean for us and the Arctic? Be a part of a research...
Canada
Red Leaf
* Animal Care Volunteer Program: Animal Shelters protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic animals and pets. They...
Canada
GO International Work and Travel Providers
Volunteer. Travel. Grow! Go International’s world of connections will make a world of difference to your future. Our amazing...
Canada
CADIP
Volunteers will contribute to the quality of life of the elders by taking part in a multifaceted program involving residents...
Canada
Latitude International Education
A unique opportunity to explorers and students to live in a farm and experience rural life in Canada. This is a unique...