06 Oct 10 ways volunteering abroad with EQWIP HUBs will change your life

Powered by Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International, EQWIP HUBs provides Canadians with life-changing international volunteer opportunities in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania. Working in partnership with like-minded local youth, EQWIP HUBs volunteers share a transformative experience that helps young women and men to grow to their full potential.
Here are 10 ways that volunteering abroad with EQWIP HUBs will create change in your life:

Level-up your skills

Get your foot in the door to the career you want through valuable real-world experience with one of our entry-level positions.

Or become a member of our Youth Leadership Teams and learn how to work in a global team with fellow volunteers, local youth and in-country partners. Perfect for students with a few months off and looking to gain experience.

Volunteers and Youth in Tamale at Conference (1)

The most unforgettable experience of your career

Volunteer for one of our short-term advisor positions and see the meaningful impact your skills can have – while still learning some new ones. You’ll help make a sustainable difference by leveraging your professional experience to advise and work collaboratively with local partners and facilitate capacity building. Create a chain reaction of change.


Discover skills you didn’t know you had

EQWIP HUBs is a dynamic project with a start-up mentality and adaptive and flexible roles. Hilary, an EQWIP HUBs alumni Communications Advisor, seized her opportunity to develop her interior designer and project manager skills while helping establish the Mwanza HUB in Tanzania.

“Making of EQWIP HUBS; Canadian volunteer Hilary Duff’s Photo Essay”


Work with Canadian leaders in global development

Canadian leaders in global development, Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International came together in a strategic business alliance to launch the EQWIP HUBs project in 2015. Get the thrill of working in a budding project with the advantage of support from established organizations with over 70 years of combined experience in global youth development.

Network with global organizations

Connect with a global network of EQWIP HUBs and organizations across Peru, Bolivia, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania and Indonesia.


Learn a new language

Get advantage over your competition by learning a new language. Knowing multiple languages sets you apart and opens doors. Learn by immersion or by taking one of our in-country language classes.

Develop your cultural competency

Gain invaluable experience, awareness and understanding on how to work in an international context through working along side local youth, partner organizations and in-country staff.


Impact youth livelihoods

Youth have knowledge and capacity – and it’s proven that when we harness their potential and foster peer-to-peer youth collaboration that they will create a better future for themselves and their communities. Work peer-to-peer with local youth to help foster real sustainable change.

“EQWIP HUBs International Volunteers Collaborate to Change Lives with Youth Entrepreneurs”


Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

Contribute to sustainable global development through working in collaboration to increase the capacity of local, in-country partners to improve gender equality, environmental sustainability and youth livelihoods. Together, we are on a mission to change the lives of 100,000 youth by 2020!


Impact your community at home

Keep the momentum going and elevate the cultural consciousness about global development. Once home, Canadian volunteers engage their community with informative outreach projects to educate and encourage Canada’s global development efforts abroad.

“PechaKucha Presentation”

Volunteer with EQWIP HUBs and live abroad, collaborating with young people seeking new skills. And acquire some of your own in the process. It’s a transformative experience that will stay with you for life.

A world of experience is available. Are you?

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EQWIP HUBs is funded, in part, by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

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