Maria-Helena Foundation is a small family-based, private, non-sectarian organization that focuses on development in South Asia, primarily Pakistan. www.mariahelenafoundation.org BC Internship; 1 year, under 25 - Preparing presentations/ exhibit materials, maintaining website/donor database, conducting research.
Trans-Himalayan Aid Society seeks to improve the health and education of children and youth in Tibet, Nepal and northern India. www.tras.ca BC Volunteer; unlimited length, any age - Supporting events: planning, publicity, displays.
World Neighbours Canada is an international people-to-people organization that supports grassroots community initiatives to alleviate hunger, disease and poverty in Asia, Africa & Latin America. www.worldneighbours.ca BC Volunteer; variable time, any age - Organizing public education events, technical review of proposals / reports.
YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charitable association dedicated to the development of people in spirit, mind, and body as well as the improvement of local, national and international communities. www.vanymca.org BC Internship; 3 months, university students - Program assistance, communications and marketing.
Seva Canada is an international development organization whose mission is the eradication of preventable and treatable blindness. www.seva.ca BC Volunteer/ Internship; negotiable length, no age requirement - Communications, marketing, PR and fundraising.
BC & Overseas Opportunities
Africa Community Technical Service (ACTS) is an interdenominational Christian organization which provides community development assistance and skills training to the people of Africa in cooperation with the local church and other grass roots organizations. www.acts.ca
BC and Overseas Volunteer/ Internship; various lengths (6 weeks- 6 months/full time), various ages - Local office work and overseas field work.
International Centre for Sustainable Cities works with cities na communities on long-term sustainability planning, demonstration projects and facilitation of high profile events. www.sustainablecities.net 3-10 months, university/college students and graduates - community planning; sustainability; community development; tourism; facilitation; networking; research.
Pacific Peoples' Partnership links Indigenous communtiies in the South Pacific with Canadian First Nations to share knowledge and best practises of rights-based sustainable development to address poverty, environmental degradation and loss of culture. www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org BC and Overseas Volunteer/ Internships; 4-6 months and longer, university student or grad prefferd - Program support, member outreach, writing, research and training.
Partners for Prosperity assists organizations and groups to build capacity to serve community development initiatives. www.partnersforprosperity.org
BC and Overseas Volunteer/ Internship; various lengths, various age requirements - Conference/workshop delivery, bookkeeping, agricultural development.
Canadian Crossroads International is an international volunteer cooperation agency that brings citizens and organizations in Canada and developing countries together to reduce poverty, combat HIV/AIDS and promote human rights. www.cciorg.ca Overseas Internship; 7 months, age 19 -30 - Risk analysis, program design, HR and systems management.
Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiative is an interdisciplinary research and resource centre focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. www.capi.uvic.ca Overseas Internship; 4-8 months, various age requirements - career-related skills on HIV/AIDS, migration, human rights and the environment.
Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University supports the sustainable development of communities through research, education, and community mobilization; it provides research, training and advisory services throughout BC and Canada as well as internationally in Bolivia and Mexico. www.sfu.ca/cscd/international Overseas volunteer/ internship; 3-4 months, various age requirements - Action research, community economic and sustainable development.
Victoria International Development Education Association (VIDEA) is committed to ending global poverty and creating a more just and equitable world, we work to engage you and communities in critical development issues, build link with overseas partners and provide solidarity and support to assist overseas communities. www.videa.ca Overseas Internship; various lengths and ages - Work in human rights, gender, land-rights through writing, research and communications.
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This initiative is funded by the Government of Canada, through the development side of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).