Be the Change You Want to See by Volunteering

Join our work in the developing world by becoming a volunteer with our Understanding Needs In Other Nations (UNION) educational program. You’ll experience poverty, struggle, development and hope alongside those in the developing world, and explore your place in the world to respond.


Cosibal, Guatemala: Spring 2020

This spring we are traveling back to the community of Cosibal, Guatemala and you can be part of the journey and experience.

HOPE will be taking a volunteer team to Guatemala to meet the incredible people of Cosibal who are doing the real work to bring water to their community. We will be able to see what the process is like to build a water system, get our hands dirty and spend time with a community that is on the cusp of an exciting transformation. We will also visit the rural community of Chixocol to meet the people who will have a much different life after the Run for H2O on June 20, 2020.

If you are interested in joining us, leave your email below and we will be in touch with more information about dates and cost. Clean water changes everything. This is your opporunity to be part of the change!

Learn and serve


Practical work or overseas experience is not necessary - a desire to learn, to serve, and to encourage people is!

You’ll learn about poverty, community development, crossing cultural boundaries, and language – critical issues that will help make you a welcomed, adaptable, and effective volunteer. Then, equipped as best you can be about the unique issues and culture that you will encounter, you’ll spend three to four weeks with your team in a rural community in countries like Cambodia and the Dominican Republic. Volunteers are often involved with hands-on activities like clean water projects, school construction, and agriculture, working side-by-side with people making their way out of poverty. In so doing, you will gain a deeper understanding of the needs of the poor, and how you can partner with them to make a lasting difference.


What former UNION volunteers say about their experience

“I am grateful for the experience of a lifetime. I have learned a great deal about happiness. This experience opened my eyes to struggle.”
Dominican Republic team volunteer

“UNION is the difference between being a tourist and being a friend”
Cambodia team volunteer

“Experiences such as these raise our awareness to the poverty and injustice that exists in the world. I am determined not to forget what I have learned”
Dominican Republic volunteer

"I am extremely grateful to have been able to experience first-hand the positive impacts of development, to have an optimistic view that things can and are improving."
Ethiopia team volunteer




Interested in a UNION experience?

Contact us at 604-525-5481 (local) or 1-866-525-4673 (toll-free)