Youth Leadership Teams

EQWIP HUBs is seeking qualified and passionate young Canadians to join other Canadian volunteers and local youth in one of our 12 HUBs: dynamic spaces designed for and by youth to fuel cross-cultural innovation and peer-to-peer mentorship. EQWIP HUBs provides life changing international volunteer opportunities and experiences that equip Canadians with skills to launch their careers. EQWIP HUBs volunteers have a unique opportunity to contribute to changing the lives of 100,000 youth by 2020.
3 Months Minimum

Bolivia, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania

Language requirements:
Fluent in English or French

Experience Requirements:
Students & Recent Grads

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Upcoming departure dates:
September, November, January

Placements ending soon. Apply before August 2019!


EQWIP HUBs is a global network of innovation spaces where youth develop market-relevant skills and gain access to the mentorship, networks, technology and capital to transition to the workforce or to launch a new wave of youth-owned enterprises. Hosted by local Partner Organizations in 12 urban centers across Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania, EQWIP HUBs is a unique platform for youth peer-to-peer collaboration.

EQWIP HUBs is a joint project of Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI), two world-renowned catalysts of innovative youth development and global exchange solutions, with generous funding support from the Government of Canada.

The Role:

The Youth Leadership Team (YLT) is a group of Canadian Volunteers that will collaborate to strengthen and energize the 12 EQWIP HUBs. The YLTs will report directly to the Hub Coordinator with technical support provided by the Knowledge and Learning Manager (KLM). Informed and driven by youth experiences and input, the YLT will engage collaboratively by encouraging youth contributions to project knowledge and learning through participatory activities, such as community assessments. These activities will provide opportunities for youth to have a lasting, positive influence on the communities where the project is implemented.

As a YLT participant, you are a young professional (age 20-27) with a passion for youth livelihoods and learning and you have a strong interest for participatory research, monitoring and evaluation.

As a volunteer you will:

  • Collaborate with partners and local Research Advisory Committees to plan and conduct research activities which may include community mapping and other research that is relevant to the objectives of the program
  • Plan and implement research activities to explore youth experience and impact through surveys, focus groups and interviews
  • Transfer data into information that can be used to improve the youth experience and project implementation (data processing, analysis, story-writing, infographics, video, newsletters etc.)
  • Document and share research results with local partners and livelihoods stakeholders, project staff, youth, volunteers and other HUBs
  • Apply capacity building principles in the development and implementation of all activities
  • Develop, document and share all tools and materials developed with partners and country staff
  • Contribute to gender equality objectives of the project by ensuring the participation of women in all activities


Qualifications and skills:

  • Background in social sciences, international development, business, communications or related field
  • Strong analytical and research skills (qualitative and/or quantitative)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required for this position, including strong writing and oral skills and a collaborative team approach
  • Experience engaging with youth is strongly preferred
  • Cross-cultural experience is preferred
  • Experience with training or facilitation is an asset
  • Able to thrive as part of a team, in person and remotely
  • Require minimal supervision and to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and organizational skills


Terms and Conditions:

You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this volunteer placement.

Most costs related to this placement are covered. EQWIP HUBs offers the following conditions that cover basic living expenses while in-country. They include:

  • Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country
  • Online pre-departure training
  • In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country
  • Language training in-country where required
  • Return international flights and visa costs
  • Health and emergency insurance
  • Modest monthly living allowance while overseas. This allowance covers communications, housing and food costs and other typical monthly living expenses


Volunteers contribute to youth innovation

Successful applicants undertake to fundraise prior to departure. Volunteer contributions support the Youth Innovation Fund which provides small grants to local youth business start-ups. Fundraising goals are between $2,950 and $3,900 and based on placement length.


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