Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP)

The Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) provides opportunities for skilled Canadians to participate in Canada’s international development assistance efforts.

The program supports Canadian organizations in sending a broad range of Volunteers interested in lending their time and expertise to help communities in developing countries. They may include:

By providing targeted support and reinforcing the capacities of local organizations, Volunteers make a difference in a variety of sectors, while helping to advance Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy. They also play a role in engaging Canadians in international development within Canada.

Volunteer placements can be over a short or long period (2 weeks or up to one year) and include pre-departure and re-integration training. There are some virtual volunteering opportunities.

The current VCP (2015-2020) aims to deploy more than 11,000 Canadian Volunteers to some 50 developing countries.

Find out how you can volunteer through the following partner organizations:

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