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Canadian Cultural Minority Charity Internship

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Canadian Cultural Minority Charity Internship

Volunteers will work as an intern for a registered charitable organization to complete essential and meaningful work for a minority community charity.

Prices from US$2,545

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!


Project highlights

·         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

Age 18+

CV required 


Before you go

Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Kit advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)



Local orientation
Project training
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.

What does the project do?

The aim of the Canadian cultural charity internship is to provide support to a registered charitable organisation in Canada and to assist them in representing a single minority community. The placements will be located across the country and you will choose your preferred city destination (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal) to enable you to be matched with your ideal project. We will also take into account your skills and where your vital contributions will have the most impact.  Throughout your volunteering experience you will enjoy structured and meaningful work that will contribute to a minority community, whilst also providing you with valuable skills and allowing you to improve your English or French skills.

What will I be doing?

As a volunteer you will be expected to work 5 days a week, approximately 6 to 10 hours per day. Your day to day tasks will depend upon where your placement is located; most of the organizations will operate in community centres or museums where you will be volunteering. Duties could include organising language courses, giving tours of museums, promoting exhibitions and more. Training will be provided within the first few days of the program, with clear instructions on your allocated tasks ensuring you are confident in your responsibilities. Although some tasks may be challenging, the results will be gratifying and you will have the opportunity to make a real difference!

What happens when I arrive?

There are projects available in Western Canada, Central Canada and French-speaking Canada therefore you will arrive in one of recommended arrival cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal.  You will be welcomed at the airport of your arrival city by your local project representative and transported to your accommodation, which will be situated on or near to your project location.

Where will I be staying?

During the project you will be provided with accommodation in your designated Canadian city. You will be staying with a local family in a homestay which is a great chance to meet Canadian locals and get a real feel for their way of life. Depending on the location of your project, you will be staying within a few km of your volunteering site, which will be easily accessible by the city’s public transport each day.

What will I be eating?

Your host family will provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day serving you hearty, wholesome meals whilst you get to know your family over the dinner table. If working outside for a full day you could also be provided with a packed lunch to enjoy whilst at your volunteering site. 

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During your free time in the Canada there are a lot of activities for you to enjoy and scenery for you to admire during your evenings and weekends.  You will have lots of time to explore your chosen city and depending on your project location and the season of your deployment you may be able to take part in hiking, horseback riding, campfires, attending local markets and visiting the beach!


2 weeks US$2,545

4 weeks US$3,095

6 weeks US$3,595

Departure dates

The project runs weekly, beginning every Monday.


Your time on the project can be for a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 24 weeks. The project runs year round excluding start dates between Christmas and New Year.  


Nearest airport(s): Vancouver (BC) (YVR), Calgary (AB) (YYC), Toronto (ON) (YTO), Ottawa (ON) (YOW), Montreal (QC) (YMQ)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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