Opportunities for Canadian Youth

Put your skills, passion and experiences into concrete action with EQWIP HUBs.

An Opportunity Like No Other

Every opportunity at one of our 17 EQWIP HUBs will be many things – Exciting, challenging, tough and immersive – but never dull.

It is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively and cross-culturally to help impact one of the greatest challenges of our time, all the while gaining the valuable skills and perspectives to prepare you for the future. Global Opportunities with EQWIP HUBs are competitive and designed for high-calibre young Canadians with the drive to propel #YouthForward.

EQWIP HUBs Global Teams

Now accepting applications for June/July 2016! Apply by May 2!

EQWIP HUBs Global Teams are groups of qualified, young Canadian volunteers who spend 1 year working with our projects at one of EQWIP’s global HUBs.

Teams collaborate directly with local youth, the EQWIP HUBs Network and local partner organizations to develop vibrant innovation communities, co-implement work skills and entrepreneurship incubators, manage EQWIP HUB activities and facilitate cross-cultural relationships. An opportunity with an EQWIP HUBs Global Team is like stepping into a dynamic, high-impact startup in one of the world’s emerging urban centers.

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1 Year


Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania

Typical Positions Available
  • Innovation Advisor
  • IT Advisor
  • Business/Employment Advisor
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Gender Advisor
  • Facilitator

EQWIP HUBs Global Leaders

EQWIP HUBs Global Leader opportunities are highly specialized, 3-month projects that respond to locally determined needs at EQWIP HUBs and our partner organizations.

EQWIP HUBs Global Leaders co-design and implement innovative solutions, using their technical skills and experiences to improve the ability for EQWIP HUBs and local partner organizations enhance youth development.

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Team Size



3 Months

Specialized Positions
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Mentorship / Coaching
  • Organizational Development
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Finance
  • Business Development
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Project Management
  • IT

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for exceptional young people who are able to hit the ground running, are extremely adaptable and able to contribute whatever is needed within variable and evolving circumstances. Volunteer opportunities for EQWIP HUBs Global Teams are competitive.


Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents




Be eager to cooperate and develop solutions as part of a diverse team.

Creative Thinking

Be able to find solutions in unexpected places through the lens of innovation and analytical thinking.


Be open to new perspectives, approaching challenges in unconventional ways, and thriving in unique cultural contexts.

Cultural Competency

Have a desire to work within unique cultural frameworks and acknowledge one’s own cultural biases, power and privilege, identity and how these factors impact global youth development.


Have the capacity to manage productive relationships at local and global scales that are built on clear interpersonal communication, trust and empathy.


Be able to handle stress and pressure productively and maintain self control in the face of new and uncertain circumstances.

Experience Extras

An opportunity like no other, EQWIP HUBs will give you…


A Chance to Prove Yourself

Live, collaborate, dream and create change in partnership with young people around the world. As part of the world’s largest youth cohort, show the world what youth are capable of when given the opportunity.


Live the Opportunity

Volunteers shape their experience by choosing the type of housing that fits them whether that means becoming part of a local family, sharing with other young people locally or other volunteers.


An Authentic Experience

During a year at EQWIP HUBs, there will be ample free time for volunteers to expand their horizons and explore their new community and vibrant EQWIP HUB region.

The next move is yours. Apply by May 2!

We are on the lookout for experienced, high-calibre young Canadians with a passion for youth development and the ambition to go global with EQWIP HUBs.

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