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Learn about being part of a movement that is making a real difference in the world—volunteer with us.

Volunteering is at the heart of Cuso International’s global efforts to reduce poverty and inequality. We believe that people helping people is one of the best and most sustainable ways to address the development needs of our time.

There are many ways you can use your skills to be a force for positive social change. Our volunteers work with motivated community-based partners around the world to build skills and transfer knowledge. Work side-by-side with international colleagues on community, health and livelihood projects that will transform lives. International placements range from six months to 24 months

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At Cuso International we send people to help community-based partners overcome poverty and inequality. Our volunteers are professionals who have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to improve lives and empower communities.

Volunteer placements range from six months to two years, and span the globe. You can choose to work with communities and organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Caribbean in your area of expertise.

Volunteer today and help create real, positive, lasting change in the world. Check out our current placements.

If going overseas isn’t an option for you, you can still volunteer in a meaningful way, right from your own home, as an e-volunteer.

Did you know?

More than 1/3 of Cuso volunteers either extend their placements while overseas or re-volunteer a few years after they’ve returned from their original placement.