Opportunities For Volunteer and Paid Work Abroad

AIESEC -provides a global internship program for students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work abroad in the areas of management, information technology and development.

Canada World Youth - offers a variety of skill building international programs for youth aged 15 to 25.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - uses volunteers overseas to help people in developing communities gain access to technologies that will improve their lives.  There's also a University of Guelph chapter of EWB.

Gap Year Jobs Abroad - real programs. Real reviews. 

Idealist - is an interactive site where you can find out more about international programs, organizations and both volunteer and work opportunities.

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE- is an international student exchange program located in over 80 countries. It is an independent, non-governmental program, with consultative relationships to UNESCO, UN Economic and Social Council, UN Industrial Development Organization, the ILO, and other bodies. More than 7,000 Canadian students have benefited from the program.

International Experience Club - provides opportunities for people to get a work and travel experience in such countries as Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia, Denmark, China and Australia

International Youth Internship Program - offers Canadian youth the opportunity to gain proessional experience aborad in the field of international development.

Student Work Abroad Programme (SWAP) - provides opportunities for Canadians between 18-35 with a chance to work abroad. Services provided include obtaining the work visa, arranging your travel, and assistance with accommodations and resources upon arrival.

Transitions Abroad - is a useful web portal with links to print resources, websites and articles on working abroad.

World University Service of Canada - offers many ways to volunteer overseas including 'Uniterra' and 'Students Without Borders'.

Youth Challenge International - offers 5-10 week international volunteer opportunities for youth aged 18 to 30.


Disclaimer- The Experiential Learning Hub strives to ensure the legitimacy of organizations and validity of opportunities referenced on this page but we cannot make any guarantees. Prior to accepting any employment or volunteer role internationally you need to exercise due diligence and research the integrity of the organization(s), verify the specific information pertaining to the work and research the safety of travelling and working in the destination country.

Use caution and protect your privacy when submitting your application. Never give your social insurance number, credit card or bank account information, or perform any monetary transaction.