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The Inspire volunteer abroad program is a unique opportunity that provides hands-on education to volunteers on the field and at home. Over the past 4 years, we have taken 11 cohorts to 6 different countries to learn from our teams and right-holders on the ground. This program focuses on having volunteers raise donations and awareness, and serving their communities locally and globally. Each field study is 9 -12 days, and the program runs for 9 – 12 months from the application process to the passion project!
Trip 1: July 3 – 13, 2023
Trip 2: July 17 – 27, 2023
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Trip 1: August 1 – 10, 2023
Trip 2: August 13 – 23, 2023
Trip 1: May 20 – 29, 2023
Trip 2: Sept 30 – Oct 10, 2023
September 1 – 11, 2023
September 15 – 25, 2023
November 2 – 12, 2023
Each volunteer will be required to come back after the field study and do a passion project of their choice. This can be something as simple as hosting a dinner for friends to talk about your experience or writing a blog about the same. Volunteers may also plan and execute any community impact projects. The Inspire team will be available to support!
Inspire is looking for participants that have the following criteria:
1. Applications open
For each field study, our process begins with a detailed questionnaire to get to know you. Make sure to give it some thought and let us truly know what inspires you!
2. Interviews with our Team
Following the application process, we will shortlist applicants for the cohort. Although we would love to take everyone on the field study, unfortunately, due to limited slots we cannot. In the interview process, we will get to know each other and see if it’s a good fit!
3. Background check
Each volunteer shortlisted will be required to provide a background check, specifically a vulnerable sector check.
Once selected, volunteers will have to pay a registration fee of CAD 400 $ and submit the required documents!
After that, we’re ready to onboard and get all the volunteers ready to embark on this journey!
5. Pre-departure training
There will be a combination of mandatory virtual and online training sessions. There will be about 3-4 sessions in total, with an average duration of 2 hours each. The training will cover Fundraising, Team Building, Country Profile, IR History, Field Safety & Security, Activity Planning, Humanitarian Standards, and Passion Project. The schedule will be released upon being accepted into the program.
Each volunteer is required to fundraise the requested amount for the humanitarian cause in relation to the country they are visiting. We will provide training and resources to help through the entire process.
Each participant is responsible to buy their own roundtrip ticket as well as any mandatory travel, health, and COVID insurance.
8. Field Study
The field study will be 9-12 days in total. Each country will bring a unique experience and opportunity to interact with our projects and rights-holders. Amongst many planned activities, we will be hosting camps for orphans, rehabilitating schools, distributing food and hygiene kits, facilitating workshops, etc.
The Inspire program will cover the costs of volunteers’ accommodation, transportation, food, and scheduled sightseeing activities.