There are many ways to make a difference in the fight to alleviate poverty. Although our desire is to make a difference by working overseas, we realize that this is neither an option nor a desire for most people. Instead, you can support our work with a financial contribution to CUSO-VSO. Although our salaries and other expenses have already been secured, financial support from you will ensure that CUSO-VSO can continue to send volunteers around the world.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 during our two-year placement. This amount will only partially offset the costs of sending us overseas, as we hear that it costs between $30,000 to $40,000 dollars to train, send, and support one volunteer for two years.

There are many ways to donate. On-line donations are also accepted at our personal fundraising site. By printing and completing the donation form, you can contribute by mail. CUSO-VSO is a Canadian organization without 501(c)3 status, so donations under $500 are not tax-deductible, though we hope that doesn’t inhibit your generosity! Questions can be directed to 888-434-2876 or