International Development

This page includes opportunities for counsellors interested in volunteering abroad in the context of international development.

Canadian University Service Overseas
A bilingual not-for-profit international volunteer service focusing on poverty reduction, human rights, inclusive governance, HIV/AIDS prevention and support, and environmental sustainability. Partnerships in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas and the Caribbean. Training provided to volunteers prior to placement abroad.

Volunteer Services Overseas
A bilingual not-for-profit international volunteer service focusing on poverty reduction through international development in 34 different countries across the globe. Both short- and long-term volunteer opportunities ranging from two weeks to two years. Provides in-house training to prepare volunteers prior to leaving for their placement and a "resettlement workshop" upon to debrief upon return from placements.

Canadian Society for International Health
A national non-governmental organization that works domestically and internationally utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach to reduce global health inequities and strengthen health systems. Committed to global health, global health research, and international development, CSIH operates in a variety of different countries in South America, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Counselling skills required particular to mental health and trauma. Briefing session provided prior to departure.

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