Costs & Support

We provide you with the financial support needed to succeed while you support aspiring local youth at EQWIP HUBs.

Where will EQWIP HUBs take you?

As part of a progressive team of global youth and influential partners, EQWIP HUBs will give you the platform and support to tangibly apply your skills and education to one of the real challenges of our time. Your volunteer experience will not be easy, and the path will not always be clear, but you will contribute to a new way of approaching youth development in a rapidly changing world. The experience will inevitably transform you, expand your perspectives and networks, elevate your skills, and steer you in directions you never knew existed.

We cover your costs

We cover many of your costs and provide you with a modest monthly stipend (based on local living wages) for the duration of your program.

You make a contribution to youth innovation

Because we believe that everyone has a role to play in propelling #YouthForward, 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 capital for budding entrepreneurs and new creative ideas at each EQWIP HUB including special initiatives to advance opportunities for young women and address the environmental sustainability. The one-time contribution required for 1-year placements is $3600.00, and for 3-month placements is $2,750.00.


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 program and contribute their unique skills and experiences towards the goal.

What does EQWIP HUBs Cover?

  • International Travel to an EQWIP HUB
  • Comprehensive pre-departure training and preparation
  • Travel medical and security insurance
  • Visa and immigration fees
  • Monthly stipend to cover basic accommodation, meals and communications
  • Housing is arranged for Global HUBs Leaders
  • Set-up costs
  • Regional, hub-specific travel

What is not covered?

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

Your one-time contribution

1-year placements

CAD $3,600.00

3-month placements

CAD $2,750.00

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 via social media and e-mail, and watch how quickly your contribution is raised. We will take care of online payments, and every contribution over $20 will receive a Canadian tax receipt.