Alumni & Friends - Ways to get involved and give back

Work & Volunteer Opportunities

A networking event at the IDRC in Ottawa with IDS students, 2015.

Photo: A networking event at the IDRC in Ottawa with IDS students, 2015.

Interested in learning more about volunteering or working in the field of international development? Please browse the links below for specific job and volunteer postings. (Photo Above: IDS Professional Networking trip to IDRC in Ottawa, February 2013).

Local and International Opportunities:

Databases for Jobs in Development:

  • An excellent new source:!forum/dvm-jobs-emplois
  • Charity Village
    A very popular site for non-profit and public sector jobs both in Canada and internationally.
  • Devex
    Database for international jobs.
  • DV Jobs
    A google group devoted to hosting and sharing international development job postings.
  • ECO Canada
    Wage subsidy program under the federal government’s Youth Employment Strategy program for graduates in the environmental sector working in Canada as well as internationally.
  • Federal Student Work Experience Program
    An internship within a student’s field of study.
  • Idealist
    Database for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities worldwide.
  • Public Service of Canada
    Graduating recruitment program every year (usually in the fall), where they set a number of jobs specifically for recent graduates in different fields.
  • Taking It Global
    Database for grants, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and jobs.

***Please note that these organizations and positions are not vetted by the CCDS.  Like any job posting or volunteer opportunity, you are encouraged to research the organization and decide if it is a good fit for you.***