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Volunteering

Volunteering abroad is a great way to immerse yourself in new cultural experiences while you get involved and give back to communities around the world. Whether you know the experience you want or are just looking for ways to get involved internationally, we can help you find the right opportunity to volunteer abroad.

The Career Centre has compiled a list of international volunteering resources and tips on volunteering abroad to help you find the organization or experience that is best for you.

If you have questions, or would like to discuss volunteering abroad, visit the Career Centre to get the information you need.

Alternative Reading Week: Habitat for Humanity

Experience Salvadoran culture and explore housing and socio-economic realities in El Salvador on the Alternative Reading Week program offered by Laurier International. You will have the opportunity to learn about Salvadoran history and geography, as well as the approach to alleviating poverty housing implemented by Habitat for Humanity El Savador.

Over reading week in February, you will visit a Salvadoran community and meet a family that is building a new house. Most of your time will be spent on house construction activities, under the supervision of a trained mason. There are also opportunities to engage in community activities and visit tourist sites and markets.

Trained student team leaders, accompanied by a faculty member who has been on this journey many times, lead the trip, which is facilitated in the country by Habitat for Humanity El Savador.

Learn more about previous students' experiences in El Salvador: 

Pre-Departure Information

To help you prepare for your time abroad, we will provide you with pre-departure information, which covers health and safety, understanding new cultures and travel preparation.

For more information and to apply, contact globalengagement@wlu.ca