Communications and Marketing Volunteer Opportunities

Communications and Marketing Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Locations: Various countries

Start Dates:  Between January - April 2023

Placement Length: 6-12 Months

Language Requirements: English, French or Spanish fluent depending on the location

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

Improve lives in developing countries by contributing your creative skills and experience!

Your Communications and/or Marketing skills will help our local partners working in international sustainable development, create a better presence online and within their communities to promote the important work that they are doing to make a positive and lasting change.

Please be advised, that duties, education and essential requirements may vary by partner and project.


Available placements:

English-Spanish Translator (E-volunteer)

Communications Advisor – Nigeria

Conseiller(ère) en communication, marketing et media – Benin

Social Media Advisor – Jamaica

Communications Advisor – Honduras (Spanish)

Communications Advisor – Colombia (Spanish)

Communications Assistant – Honduras (Spanish)

Communications Advisor – Peru (Spanish)



Each volunteer placement is a unique experience. Read about the impact our volunteers made in similar roles: Kristjanna Grimmelt - Honduras, Emmanuel Nicus Nyagor - Tanzania, Rebecca Gass - Ethiopia, Stephanie Smith - Jamaica


Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.


Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.


Terms and Conditions

Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.


Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation (more details below)
  • On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months


Other Requirements:

  • Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
  • Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
  • Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
  • Obtain a Police Check at our request
  • Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared by the Cuso International Medical Advisor prior to your departure
  • Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with the World Health Organization-approved vaccines.



We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.



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