As the second largest country in the world, Canada boasts a large cultural diversity, holding the highest percentage of foreign born citizens out of all the G8 countries. Cultural charities in Canada represent a single minority community in Canada and are essential for promoting the social importance of multiculturalism.
By joining this project, you have the opportunity to gain hands-on volunteering experience whilst interning in one of Canada’s cosmopolitan cities. You will work as an intern for a registered charitable organization in order to complete essential and meaningful work for a minority community charity. For example, past interns have worked for organisations representing the Jewish, Croatian and Japanese communities. The charity internship may involve some challenging work, however, as one of a team of charity workers you will work collectively and the rewards will be extremely gratifying. The charity internship will provide you with a social and educational experience of Canada, whilst you simultaneously gain valuable professional work experience.
You will have the choice of a range of Canadian cities that you could choose to live and work in; this will enable you to be matched with your ideal project in your chosen destination. There are plenty of community charities across Canada that can use an extra pair of helping hands!
· Get to know other volunteers from Canada and around the world who are passionate about the same issues as you
· Gain valuable work experience in one of the most beautiful countries on earth
· Make a difference in someone’s life through volunteering and gain invaluable skills
Location Canada, Country-wide
Activities Organise courses, give tours, promote exhibitions, assist with charity administration and interact with the public
Transport Airport pickup service
Accommodation Host family home
Before you go
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.