Volunteering in International Development Changes Lives
The Co-operators partners with Uniterra, to offer Leave for Change, an international volunteer program to staff. Through this once-in-a-lifetime personal development opportunity, volunteers donate two weeks of vacation time to work with organizations in developing nations. In addition, they receive an additional company-paid week to complete their three-week assignment.
The program presents a unique development opportunity. It complements The Co-operators existing annual paid volunteer days and our co-operative values. It also expands on the growing trend of people using personal vacation time to volunteer overseas, gaining satisfaction in the process from participating in projects that help others.