To find a volunteer opportunity abroad, you can seek advice from your faculty, recognized organization or you may identify a project you would like to participate in yourself.
Before volunteering abroad, it’s important to do your own research on volunteer organizations, to choose a good, reliable and reputable one that shares your values. Here is a Going Abroad Checklist (PDF Version, 281 KB) to help you with questions that you should ask and matters you should consider before making a decision. You can also consult the My World Abroad Website or the International Youth Internship Program. You have access to this tool free of charge using your uOttawa email address.
If you wish to discuss a project, we would be happy to meet you. Send an email to servingothers@uOttawa.ca to schedule an appointment.
uOttawa students making a difference abroad
- Emma Medjovic: Experiencing Costa Rica in the best way possible
- Robin Green: Learn to roll with it! Lessons learned from living on the shores of Lake Victoria, Tanzania
- Janique Fillion: Find a role that is well suited for you
- Emily Marie Burnt: From caring for elephants in Thailand to class at uOttawa
- Jennifer Divall: Discovering Tibet, discovering herself
- Rebecca Klaassen: Combatting gender inequality in South Africa
- Katie Chastven: A “close and inspirational bond” in Tanzania
- Carole-Ann Filiatreault: A Dream Come True
- Isabelle Boileau: Volunteering gives you wings