This section lists resources related to volunteering for professionals and for other persons who possess specialized skills.



  • Canadem – directory of more than 13 500 Canadian and international experts; with the purpose of advancing international peace and security, Canadem helps international organizations (including the United Nations), non-governmental organizations, consulting firms and government agencies to identify experts for their projects
  • CESO – office in Toronto; aims at strengthening social and economic well-being; volunteers must have at least 10 years of accumulated experience in an in-demand professional area
  • Challenges Worldwide – headquarters in Edinburgh, in Scotland; supports business development; business development, project management, finance, human resources, information technologies, marketing and communications, fundraising, law
  • CUSO-VSO – headquarters in Ottawa; education, HIV and aids, integration of persons with disabilities, health, safety of livelihood means and ecological viability, participation and governance
  • Global Brigades – for students and professionals; architecture, business, dental, environment, law, medical, microfinance, health, public health, water
  • Oxfam – 15 organizations in 98 countries; aims at finding lasting solutions to poverty and injustice
  • Projects Abroad PRO – headquarters in the United Kingdom; many projects in many fields; match with a local professional in the same field; business development, culture and media, education, engineering, environment, human rights, health, information technologies, social work
  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV) – 8,000 professionals serve as volunteers in the context of the different United Nations programs in 130 countries in the areas of help to development and humanitarian and peacekeeping operations
  • Uniterra – headquarters in Ottawa and Montreal; associated with World University Service of Canada and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation; economic development, education, equality, governance, health and aids
  • Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidades (ES)


Law/Human Rights

  • Amnesty International
  • Canadian Lawyers Abroad – office in Ottawa
  • Global Brigades  – 7-day project throughout the year in Panama; students shadow and assist local lawyers in rural communities, help to set up legal aid clinics and help to incorporate communities to empower them with rights and government benefits; legal professionals can also participate
  • International Justice Mission – Christian organization; helps victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression
  • Lawyers Christian Fellowship – English Christian organization; for law students and young lawyers; includes research on-site and participation in legal training seminars
  • Lawyers Without Borders – American organization
  • Lawyers Without Borders Canada (FR) – office in Quebec City; is not associated with the American organization Lawyers Without Borders
  • Projects Abroad – for law students, pre-law students, lawyers, students in international relations or politics and other individuals having an interest for human rights
  • Projects Abroad PRO  – for law graduates and lawyers with, if possible, at least 2 years of experience








Specific countries

United States


  • Programme de Coopération Volontaire Haïti (FR)  – program created by 4 Canadian organizations; aims at contributing to the strengthening of skills and knowledge of Haitian partners in the areas of governance, education and economic development


Useful links
See also Logistics Abroad and Work - Teaching Jobs.