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As CUSO-VSO turns 50, International volunteering continues to evolve
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Publisher:  CUSO-VSO
Date Written:  01/06/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article

While many Canadians still travel abroad, CUSO-VSO also sends volunteers from developing nations, and recruits from North American diaspora communities and some businesses.

Abstract:  On June 6th 2011, CUSO-VSO (formerly CUSO, still known by many as Canadian University Service Overseas) will turn 50.

Since 1961, more than 15,000 CUSO-VSO volunteers have contributed to a world of solutions in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. CUSO-VSO is one of the oldest volunteer-sending agencies in the world, the same age as the Peace Corps in the United States.

* Volunteering has evolved

We don’t send money, we send people. Our skilled volunteers work o...
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