Leave for Change Volunteer Position Opportunity
There are several international volunteer positions available for full-time Humber College employees who feel they have skills to offer and the passion for helping those in need.
A diverse range of skills are needed such as, strategic and organizational planning, health, engineering, law, IT and office administration, sales and marketing, vocational training, human and financial resource management, communications, agriculture and the environment. Currently, placements are being offered in Latin America (Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia), Africa (Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Sénégal), Asia (Nepal, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka).
What is Leave for Change?
Leave for Change is part of Uniterra, an important international volunteer program in Canada, which is managed by two non-profit organizations: WUSC (World University Service Canada) and CECI (Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation).
What does the employee do?
The employee volunteers during their vacation and serves for approximately 3-4 weeks; prior to leaving, the employee will participate in 2 days of pre-departure training. Once the employee arrives at their destination, they will share knowledge and skills with the local partner organization and on return, shares the experience with colleagues.
Leave for Change is all about capacity-building. This means volunteers train others in their field of expertise. Volunteers do not act as employees, but as advisors who transfer skills to local staff so as to build their host organization’s capacity in a certain areas. Country preferences of volunteers are taken into consideration but we cannot guarantee that a volunteer will be sent to their preferred country.
What does Humber College do?
Humber College, as a partner of the Leave for Change program sponsors full-time Humber employees to participate in the program by contributing $6000 per employee volunteer to Uniterra for the placement, facilitating in the volunteer selection process and by supporting volunteers in sharing their experience upon return.
What does Leave for Change do?
Leave for Change provides pre-departure training and covers the cost of: vaccinations, insurance, airfare, lodging and provides a daily stipend. In addition, they also coordinate transportation, in-field logistics and monitor security and the well-being of volunteers in the field.
How do I apply for this program?
After going over the list of postings (http://agora.ceci.ca/postesVacantsCS_en.html), choose 1-3 mandates that you feel best match your professional skills and experience. (If you do not see a post that matches your skills, please outline the professional skills you can share and include any community or volunteer experience you have had in your cover letter.) To apply, complete the online application form and attach your resumé and cover letter identifying up to three preferred opportunities at: http://www.humber.ca/careers
Information sessions will be held for all full-time employees interested in this opportunity. Please watch for details in the Communique.
February 1st - 12:00pm & 1:00pm
February 5th - 12:00pm & 1:00pm
February 8th - 12:00pm & 1:00pm
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for an information session.
Interviews to be held March 7 & 8, 2019.
For further information, employees can contact Nancey Adamson in HR Services; By phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 5540 or by e-mail: email@example.com. All candidates are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter online and identify up to three preferred opportunities. If you do not see a post that matches your skills, outline the professional skills you can share. On request, this document is available in alternate formats.
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