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October 5, 2022

6 Volunteer Opportunities That Are Away From Home

Now that the world has opened back up again, so have our applications for one of our oldest member benefits: Mission Trips. If you’ve been itching to travel – with purpose – you’re in for a treat. Read on for some ways you can help communities in Canada or around the world.

We always make sure the organization our members travel with is a registered Canadian charity. Plus, we help fund the trip… for Serenia Life members, that is. (Not a member? Find out how to become one)

Volunteer Away From Home

From staying in a local guest house in East Africa to taking in the awe-inspiring Northern Lights in Canada’s subarctic, the opportunity to volunteer away from home will open your eyes and your heart to new cultures, new foods, new sights, and new ways of thinking. Not to mention, you’ll be doing a world of good for communities around the world.

The table below provides some great examples of the type of opportunities out there*. Give them a read, find one that speaks to you, then apply for funding today!

Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Oceania, North AmericanHelp promote inclusive societies and take part in sustainable development efforts.AFS Interculture Canada
Manitoba, Canada Get hands-on volunteer experience at an active research station in the subarctic. Churchill Northern Studies Centre 
Vancouver, CanadaParticipate in animal care, rehabilitation projects, landscaping, and/or community-based education programs.Critter Care Wildlife Society
International (Africa, Latin America, or the Caribbean) | Canadian (Northwest Territories)Help advance long-lasting solutions on important international development issues, like empowering women & girls, reducing poverty & inequality, and more.Cuso International
Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya Choose from a variety of projects that help support community-based development in East Africa.GIVE International
International (various) | Ontario, Canada (Red Deer, Waterloo, GTA)Help provide affordable housing and create self-reliance by helping build homes in communities in need.Habitat for Humanity

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