EQWIP HUBs - Volunteer Engagement Coordinator



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


939 Somerset St West
Unit A



Length of Placement: 12 months+ 

Country: Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania    

Language Requirements: Fluent in English or French or Spanish     

Departure Dates: March, May, July, September, November    

Position Location: HUB(s) 

Supervisor: Country Manager 


The Role:  

The EQWIP HUBs Volunteer Coordinator will support staff at the Country Office and HUBs and our local partners to ensure that the program requirements fully utilise and incorporate the skills and knowledge of Canadian volunteers in their placements. They will provide support to country teams to ensure the responsibilities outlined in the volunteer contracts and the volunteer handbook are met and that volunteer management tools are being utilised. 


As the Volunteer Coordinator, you will report to the Country Manager and collaborate closely with the Operations Manager, volunteers and other staff in country to strengthen and improve the overall volunteer in-country experience. You have a passion for youth engagement, cultural diversity and volunteerism. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with pre-departure preparations, arrival and integration of new volunteers, e.g orientation, identifying accommodations, etc.; 
  • Support development, implementation and regular monitoring of volunteer workplans in collaboration with the volunteer supervisor;  
  • Support review, updating and application of volunteer management and placement development tools and processes, e.g. country overview, placement descriptions, etc; 
  • Provide logistical support for volunteer placements; 
  • Facilitate an in-country peer support network for volunteers; 
  • Undertake other responsibilities as required.  



  • Post-secondary degree in human resources, volunteer management, social science, international development or related field 
  • Strong judgement, flexibility and adaptability  
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills   
  • Previous experience as an international volunteer, cross-cultural experience or experience in selected country would be a great asset 
  • Experience with training or facilitation is an asset 
  • Experience working with youth is preferred 
  • Coaching, mentoring and conflict resolution skills are preferred 


EQWIP HUBs is a network of 18 global youth innovation spaces powered by Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International that collaborates with young people seeking new, job-ready skills.

EQWIP HUBs is a new way of approaching long-term sustainable development.

It’s a network of 18 youth innovation spaces called ‘EQWIP HUBs,’ where youth – especially women – come together to develop market-relevant skills, build networks, learn from mentors, and access technology. Located in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania, they are places where the passions and determination of young people are transformed into the confidence and abilities that will allow them to access employment or entrepreneurship and take control of their own futures.

Together, we’re on a mission to change the lives of 10,000 youth by 2020.

EQWIP HUBs is generously funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. 

Fee Required


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

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