Costs & Support

EQWIP HUBs covers many of your costs and provides a monthly allowance while volunteering abroad.


Support for EQWIP HUBs volunteers

EQWIP HUBs provides life changing volunteer opportunities for young Canadians. You’ll work in partnership with like-minded youth from the developing world and share a transformative experience while gaining the kind of job skills that open doors.

Through EQWIP HUBs you will join world-renowned leaders in global development, Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International, to be part of a global network of collaborators to create an innovative approach for young women and men to grow into their full potential. By working together with peers from the developing world – we can create a better future for all.

As an EQWIP HUBs volunteer, we cover many of your costs and provide a monthly stipend.

We cover your costs

For the duration of your volunteer position, you will receive a modest monthly allowance to help cover daily costs of living including accommodation, meals, transportation and communication.

You contribute to the Youth Innovation Fund

We believe that everyone has a role to play in helping young women and men reach their full potential. Successful applicants are required to make a one-time contribution* to the Youth Innovation Fund. Supported in-part by UN-Habitat, the Youth Innovation Fund provides seed grants for budding entrepreneurs at EQWIP HUBs around the globe. This unique initiative includes criteria to advance opportunities for young women and address environmental sustainability. The one-time contribution* required for 12 month volunteer positions is $3,600.00, and for 3 or 6 months volunteer positions is $2,750.00.

Accessibility

EQWIP HUBs is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage people of different backgrounds, strengths, work experiences, lifestyles and cultures to consider applying for an EQWIP HUBs volunteer experience and contribute their unique skills and experiences towards the goal.

What does EQWIP HUBs Cover?

  • International travel to and from the country where you will be volunteering
  • Comprehensive pre-departure training and preparation
  • In-country emergency & medical insurance
  • Visa and immigration fees
  • Monthly stipend to cover basic accommodation, meals and communications
  • Complete in-country orientation upon arrival in host country
  • Allowance upon arrival for set-up costs
  • Pre-approved project required travel while in host country

What is not covered?

  • Passport fees
  • Medical preparation including region-specific vaccines and medications
  • Travel insurance (related to baggage, travel delays, cancellations)
  • Personal travel

Your one-time contribution*

12 months volunteer positions

CAD $3,600.00

3 months or 6 months volunteer positions

CAD $2,750.00

*As of January 1, 2018, the one-time contribution for 12 months volunteer positions is $3,900 CAD, and for 3 months or 6 months volunteer positions is  $2,950 CAD. The current contribution amount of $3,600 CAD for 12 months and $2,750 CAD for 3 month or 6 months volunteer positions will remain in effect for applicants that have accepted volunteer position offers on or before December 31, 2017.

The power of crowdfunding

Raising your contribution is made simple with our online crowdfunding platform. Successful applicants receive a customizable crowdfunding page where descriptions, videos and images can be uploaded. From there simply share your page through social media and e-mail, and watch how quickly your contribution is raised. We will take care of online payments, and all contributions over $20 will receive a donation receipt for Canadian tax deductions.

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