Why Volunteer with GIVE International

Volunteering with GIVE International is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference in an East African community by committing your time, skills and energy into sustainable education, child development, and health care focused projects.

Charities around the world are working to tackle some of the biggest challenges that face our world – poverty, disease, inequality – and GIVE International believes that our volunteers can offer a genuine benefit to the good work being done.

Volunteers are the heart of what we do. You can bring new energy and enthusiasm to East African communities that are dedicated to social change – and you can learn more about how you see the world and your place in it.

Using your own tools and inspiration, you can create a foundation of partnership and cooperation in a community a world away.

Experience Personal development

GIVE International volunteers consistently remark that they arrive in East Africa expecting to be teachers and quickly discover that they are students in a global village. As you live and work in a cross-cultural setting, you’ll undoubtedly embrace new challenges and experiences.

Whether supporting our family kit distribution program, running a mobile health clinic, or teaching English in a rural school, you’ll return home with increased confidence and skills – and a better understanding of the layered development challenges and solutions that exist in East African communities.

Enjoy a Cross-Cultural Adventure

Volunteering with GIVE International provides an opportunity to travel the world and immerse yourself in a culture and environment that is different from your own. You’ll learn about diverse approaches to education and child development – and you’ll gain an increased awareness about how economic circumstances shape a society’s past, present, and future.

Our volunteer program places you at the core of developing communities, giving you the chance to live and work in partnership with individuals who are making great strides to improve livelihoods in their communities and rise from the grip of poverty.

Be Part of Inspiring Projects

GIVE International’s volunteer program provides Canadians with a chance to make a long-term impact in disadvantaged East African communities. We partner with locally initiated projects that are sustainable, accountable, and supported by our Canadian and in-country teams. Our volunteers work collaboratively with local people and respect local solutions and expertise.

The projects GIVE International supports are evaluated regularly to make certain they deliver sustainable results and we endeavour to match you to projects where your skills will have the greatest impact.

Receive Support during Every Stage of Your Volunteer Journey

GIVE International will ensure that you are well-supported during each stage of your volunteer journey.

These stages include:

  • Helping you through the volunteer application process.
  • Booking your flights and your travel/medical insurance.
  • Providing you with the tools needed to fundraise for your trip.
  • Providing you with an in-depth pre-departure volunteer resource guide.
  • Answering any and all questions you have.
  • Booking your accommodations in East Africa.
  • Coordinating your in-country and volunteer program orientation. This includes: 1:1 guidance from an experienced local volunteer support coordinator, airport transport, project and community orientations, and ongoing volunteer support.