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Donate today to help the people of Nepal rebuild their lives

On April 25th, 2015, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the country of Nepal. It's the nation's worst earthquake in 80 years and has already claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people.

Our Nepalese host partner, Creating Possibilities (CP), has responded to the crisis by helping those in need. They are providing basic necessities, such as rice, tarps, tents, and water to smaller communities on the outskirts of Kathmandu, many of which have not yet seen any relief assistance. The most pressing need right now is for temporary shelters. Over 500,000 people have been displaced from their homes and that number is expected to rise in the coming weeks.

You can help the people of Nepal by making a donation to our Earthquake Relief Fund. For every dollar donated from now until May 25th, the Canadian government will set aside one additional dollar to help with relief efforts.

Click here to donate and start making a difference today.


Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to support education projects in Africa

A team of adventurous hikers will travel to Tanzania in January 2016 for an eight day trek up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world at 19,341 feet from base to summit.

Called the Mt. Kilimanjaro Challenge, this new fundraising initiative aims to raise $100,000 to support education projects in Sierra Leone and other critical community development programs around the world. Some of the funds will go directly towards completing the construction of a primary school in Freetown, Sierra Leone - a project started by our volunteers before the Ebola outbreak hit West Africa. Once complete, over 150 children will have a safe, clean, and secure place to learn in.

We're looking for up to 20 hikers to join us on this adventure of a lifetime, plus corporate sponsorships, so we can reach our fundraising goal. For more information, visit our Mt Kilimanjaro Challenge page.


Help build a safe house in Northern India this fall

Join team leader Marcia Julian from October 3rd to 17th, 2015, as you help build a shelter and safe house for women and children fleeing domestic violence in the foothills of the Himalayas. DWC will be facilitating this all-ages volunteer experience for the Kamloops charity, Shelter for Himalayan Women.

While in India, you and your team will be working with Vimarsh, a non-profit social organization that focuses on child rights and the empowerment of women through education, counselling, outreach programs, and health services. This project will involve constructing walls, roofs, and painting alongside local paid skilled workers who will provide volunteers with onsite training. Whatever the task, you will be helping to provide a safe and caring home so women and children have the opportunity to heal and plan for a healthy future.

Click here for more information about this unique trip.


We're looking for team leaders for 2016 volunteer trips

If you're a past participant with strong leadership skills, you can apply to become a DWC team leader! Strictly a volunteer position, a team leader helps recruit team members, works with the DWC office to organize and prepare the team prior to departure, and facilitates the trip while in country. A team leader works to ensure all volunteers can participate in a meaningful way and serves as the liaison between the group, the host partner, and the community.

In exchange for your time and commitment, your program and flight costs will be covered so you essentially get to travel for free! Visit our Become a Team Leader page for information about the application process. Note: U30 team leaders do not have to be past DWC volunteer participants.




Get started now! Choose your volunteer destination:

GUATEMALA -  PERU - 

KENYA RWANDA - SIERRA LEONE

-  CAMBODIA  -  INDIA  - 

-  PHILIPPINES  -  SRI LANKANEPAL  - 


Volunteer and work alongside local people and experience making a real and lasting difference.  Help build hope and bring a sustainable future to those in the greatest need.

Work on a community development project selected by the host community. What are you waiting for? Meet people. Have fun. Challenge yourself.  Experience the difference you make.


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Developing World Connections, is launching its Mt. Kilimanjaro Challenge today to raise $100,000 to support education projects in Africa and other critical community development programs around the world.

 

A team of adventurous hikers will travel to Tanzania in January 2016 for an eight day trek up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world at 19,341 feet from base to summit. The mountain lies within the 756 square kilometer Kilimanjaro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hike will be facilitated by Boutique Safaris, a locally owned Maasai safari company with some of the most experienced climbing and safari guides in Tanzania.
 
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