Volunteer Cooperation Program

Between 2015 and 2020, the Government of Canada will support 12 projects managed by 15 volunteer cooperation agencies to deploy more than 11,000 volunteers to some 50 countries.

The Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) supports Canadian organizations in sending highly skilled and qualified volunteers to developing countries to work with local partners. These volunteer placements aim to achieve the following:

The VCP leverages the skills and expertise of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life (including retired and semi-retired professionals, youth and members of cultural communities in Canada) in advancing Canada’s development priorities. Find out how you can volunteer through VCP’s funded projects with the following volunteer-sending organizations: 

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