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And the experience of helping others will transform you as well.

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Uganda Hackathon (Virtual)

A lack of real-time case-based data is limiting CF Uganda and its partners’ ability to be aware of and act on information to advise senior management, support beneficiaries, and adjust programming in a time-sensitive manner.

USE YOUR SKILLS TO SUPPORT OVER 29,000 CHILDREN ACROSS UGANDA!

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Gambian Youth Business Training & Mentorship Program (Virtual)

In Gambia, many youth exit school early, and post-secondary education is inaccessible. Through community mobilization sessions, entrepreneurship was found to be a viable path for aspiring youth.

Use your business skills to help Gambian youth!

Skill-based Virtual Volunteering Opportunity (September 2021)

We are working with our international NGO partners to launch another skill based opportunity. We will announce in September.

Returning to Travel FAQs

As North America is starting to open back up and a sense of “normal” is returning, we recognize that many people may feel ready to volunteer abroad again. We, too, look forward to hopefully interacting with our NGO partners and beneficiaries in person again soon, and these are the factors that are guiding the decision around when that can happen.

GUIDANCE FROM STAKEHOLDERS

We are looking to the Canadian and American governments and to the CDC and Health Canada to be supportive of international travel. And we are looking to the corporations where our employees work to open up their offices, to have in-person events, and to allow travel for work and VTO purposes.  

INSURANCE

We want to make sure our volunteers’ insurance covers international travel and that V2I’s insurance enables us to lead volunteer abroad programs again. 

AVAILABILITY OF FLIGHTS & TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

We need flights to be readily available from all major cities to volunteer program locations and without the high risk of cancellation or long delays. The countries where our NGO partners work need to be welcoming of international travelers, and isolation cannot be required upon arrival or upon returning home. 

LOCAL COMMUNITY CAPACITY & RISK

We do not want to expose the local community to unnecessary risk or strain the local health care system’s capacity by bringing a volunteer team. We are also mindful of what the situation in the local context would require to run a volunteer program such as PPE or difficulty accessing beneficiaries. 

VOLUNTEER RISK

We do not want to expose our volunteers to significant or probable unnecessary risk, and we need to be confident that the local infrastructure can respond to emerging health risks.

REPUTATIONAL RISK

We do not want to expose Venture 2 Impact, the companies our volunteers work for, or our local NGO partners who host the volunteer programs to reputational risk. 

 

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RWANDA

One of the biggest challenges in the community we are working in is child abandonment due to economic insecurity. We are working to upskill youth, young mothers and community members in one of the disadvantaged suburbs of Kigali to help them qualify for better paying jobs. By improving computer skills, English language fluency and business/income generating skill we are supporting stable homes and healthier children.

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NEPAL

Nepal has faced nearly continuous political instability, and it remains one of the world’s poorest and least-developed countries. Investing in people and building human capital are critical if Nepal is to accelerate its growth and rapidly reduce poverty. We are working with children, youth and women to provide tech and business training to help create market and job opportunities. We are also doing English language training, an essential need to work in the ever growing tourism industry.

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ROMANIA

In conjunction with Hope and Homes and the European Union we are involved in facilitating life changing educational camps in Baia Mare. The camps are a part of a 3-year program to provide low income children with the inspiration and motivation needed to stay in school and enroll in formal education. As a volunteer you’ll teach English, computer skills and life skills. There will also be a sports, arts and music component to the program.

What our volunteers have to say

“I originally got involved with V2I because a co-worker sent out an email asking if anyone was interested. I keep coming back because of their mission, their compassion for the communities they are involved in, and their dedication to volunteers and ensuring we learn about poverty. I now have a different perspective on life and want to do more than just work for money. I want to give my time and energy to help bring happiness and a sense of well-being to other people.”
Traci Flitcraft
Manager, Campaign Solutions at Pierry
“Working in tech, we have long hours and crazy days. You have to step back and think outside of the Silicon Valley bubble. Volunteering is not a distraction from more important work, it IS the most important work.”
Ami Suri
Senior Analyst, Sales Strategy and Operations at Salesforce
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