Engage - Chapter Information | Youth for Christ Canada

ARE YOU A CANADIAN YFC CHAPTER INTERESTED IN HOSTING AN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER?

 
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As a Canadian Youth for Christ/Youth Unlimited chapter, you have two options for hosting an international volunteer:
 
HOST AN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER THROUGH THE ENGAGE PROGRAM
YFC Canada’s ENGAGE International Volunteer program is fully equipped to seek out, interview, train, and supervise incoming international volunteers to be placed in Canadian chapters. For the duration of their preparation and placement, the ENGAGE Program Coordinator would work with you to ensure the best possible assignment to benefit both the volunteer and your chapter. 
 
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES ENGAGE (YFC CANADA) RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare volunteer job description Contact vetted YFC chapter(s) internationally to search for potential volunteer candidate
Approve candidate Interview and suggest candidate to chapter
Find local host family Arrange all travel and placement details; including YFC Canada onboarding documents, visas, insurance, fundraising, cultural training, etc.
Co-supervise volunteer during their placement Co-supervise volunteer during their placement
Care for volunteer while in Canada Regularly check in with volunteer during their placement.
Prepare volunteer for return to their home country.

For more information or to request an international volunteer, please contact ashley.stromenberg@yfccanada.org

 
HOST YOUR OWN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER
Whether you have an existing international partnership or are bringing over an international volunteer for the first time, if you choose not to go through the ENGAGE Program you are assuming 100% responsibility for the international volunteer. YFC Canada is unable to assume responsibility for their selection, training, visa, travel insurance, placement, success, or failures. The ENGAGE Program Coordinator is able to provide some advice on visas, international partnerships, and/or cultural training if requested. 
 
If your chapter is hosting or planning to host an international volunteer, please SUBMIT THIS SHORT FORM so that YFC Canada is aware of who is in the country and where they are serving.
 
No outgoing young Canadians should volunteer with an international YFC chapter without going through the ENGAGE Program.
 
Please contact ashley.stromenberg@yfccanada.org for more information.