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FAQs

  • IS CUSO INTERNATIONAL RIGHT FOR ME?

  • WHAT IF I AM A PERSON WITH DISABILITIES?

  • WHAT'S THE VALUE OF SERVING AS AN OVERSEAS VOLUNTEER?

  • I AM NOT A CANADIAN RESIDENT OR CITIZEN. CAN I STILL APPLY TO CUSO INTERNATIONAL?

  • I’M A QUICK LEARNER, BUT I DON’T HAVE LEVEL 4 SPANISH/FRENCH. CAN I BRUSH UP ON MY LANGUAGE SKILLS WHILE IN PLACEMENT?

  • I DON'T HAVE QUALIFICATIONS OR EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD IN WHICH I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER. SHOULD I APPLY TO CUSO INTERNATIONAL?

  • MY WORK EXPERIENCE IS NOT IN A TRADITIONAL PROFESSION LIKE TEACHING OR NURSING. DOES CUSO INTERNATIONAL STILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ME?

  • WHICH COUNTRIES DO CUSO INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS WORK IN?

  • HOW LONG ARE PLACEMENTS?

  • DOES ‘VOLUNTEERING’ MEAN THAT I AM PAYING OUT-OF-POCKET?

  • DOES VOLUNTEER MEAN I WON’T BE PAID?

  • AM I REQUIRED TO FUNDRAISE BEFORE I GO OVERSEAS?

  • I’M A RETURNED CUSO INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER AND I WANT TO VOLUNTEER AGAIN. DO I NEED TO RE-APPLY?

  • WHAT TRAINING DOES CUSO INTERNATIONAL PROVIDE?

  • CAN I APPLY TO BE A VOLUNTEER IF I HAVE DEPENDENT CHILDREN?

  • HOW DOES THE VOLUNTEER SELECTION PROCESS WORK?

  • WHAT QUALITIES IS CUSO INTERNATIONAL LOOKING FOR AT THE ASSESSMENT DAY?

  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE ASSESSMENT DAY?

  • DO I HAVE TO ARRANGE A WORK PERMIT AND VISA MYSELF?

  • WHO ARE CUSO INTERNATIONAL’S OVERSEAS PARTNERS?

  • AM I EMPLOYED BY CUSO INTERNATIONAL WHILE OVERSEAS AND DURING A PLACEMENT?

  • WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT CAN I EXPECT FROM CUSO INTERNATIONAL WHILE I AM OVERSEAS?

  • WHAT WILL MY ACCOMMODATION LOOK LIKE?

  • WILL THERE BE OTHER VOLUNTEERS NEAR ME?

  • WILL I HAVE TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE WHILE I AM OVERSEAS?

  • WILL CUSO INTERNATIONAL COVER MY MEDICAL INSURANCE WHILE I AM OVERSEAS?

  • WHAT IF I GET SICK WHILE I AM OVERSEAS?

  • WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY IN THE COUNTRY WHERE I AM WORKING?

  • WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY WITH MY FAMILY IN NORTH AMERICA?

  • WILL I HAVE VACATION TIME?

  • CAN I RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA DURING MY VACATION?

  • CAN I MOVE FROM ONE PLACEMENT TO ANOTHER WITHOUT COMING HOME?

  • WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE FROM CUSO INTERNATIONAL UPON MY RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA?

  • I CAN'T WORK OVERSEAS RIGHT NOW, BUT I’D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER WITH CUSO INTERNATIONAL IN CANADA OR THE UNITED STATES. HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?