How to apply? (FAQ)
There are no formal requirements to participate in most of the available service projects. The important thing is to be open and to want to learn from the people you work with. In general, the tasks involved are routine and volunteers are supervised in the field. In some cases, you will need to know English, French or Spanish. Contact us for further information.
The basic steps in the application process:
- Select the service project you are interested in.
- Request your information kit and fill in the form provided.
- We will email you more detailed information on the service project you selected, along with an application form.
- Submit your completed application form.
- You will be contacted by phone to initiate the selection process.
Criteria and selection process
When you apply for a voluntary position, SNJM Solidarity Projects will review your application on the basis of a number of criteria, your planned career, your life path, your commitments...
Recognising that volunteering is also a challenge to the development of you, the volunteer, we will do our best to match your talents with the specific needs of the local people involved. From the outset, our recruitment process involves several steps that allow us, from the beginning of the process, to define the service project clearly. This is what we mean when we talk about building a win-win relationship between SNJM Solidarity Projects and its volunteers.
How to reach us
SNJM Solidarity Projects
80 Saint Charles Street East,
Longueuil, Quebec CANADA
Coordinator: Isabelle Roy (450) 651-8104, Extension 1202
How long do service projects last?
You need to be ready to commit to at least 3 consecutive months.
What preparations are required before leaving?
- Signing an agreement with SNJM Solidarity Projects
- Being sure you have a valid passport (where required)
- Buying a plane ticket (where required)
- Purchasing travel and medical insurance
- Getting a visa where host the country may require one
- Participating in a cultural orientation session
- Packing your bags with appropriate clothing
Will I need to take any special training before participating?
It really depends on the chosen service project and your background. We determine whether specific training is necessary in the first phases in the selection process.
Will I be paid?
Some service projects offer a monthly stipend. Contact us for more information on this.
Food and lodging
For most of the available positions, food and lodging are provided to volunteers that do not live in the area free of charge. Contact us for more information.
How much does it cost?
The volunteering costs nothing. However, volunteers are responsible for travel costs (i.e. tickets, travel and medical insurance) where these apply.
What does SNJM Solidarity Projects contribute?
Food and lodging, volunteer support and the costs of administering the volunteer's participation.
How will my involvement with SNJM solidarity projects be recognised?
At the completion of your service project, SNJM Solidarity Projects will issue a certificate attesting to your involvement in the program.
Do I need to be vaccinated?
No, vaccinations are not required for the locations currently offered. However, we advise all volunteers to consult a doctor before departing to ensure that 1) their health is up to the trip and 2) that there have been no changes in the local vaccinations requirements.
What documents are required?
- The signed agreement with SNJM Solidarity ProjectsA copy of a valid passport
- A National Police Certificate for voluntary work.
- Proof of medical and travel insurance for the duration of the service project.