Celebrate International Volunteer Day 2022

December 5, 2022

International Volunteer Day

Let’s celebrate our volunteers, their talents and their impact!

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THANK YOU TO 10,000 volunteers over 60 years

During the 60+ years of Crossroads’ operation, we have engaged over 10,000 volunteers in our work. Collectively, we have made important contributions to advance equality. Many volunteers tell us that their placement changed their lives.

Every day, our volunteers from around the world, committee members, board members and honorary patrons are sharing their expertise and talents to create a more just and equitable society where no one is left behind by working with partners — whether online, or on the field. Thank you.



If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s the importance of coming together to bring about change at home and abroad. This past year, volunteers got together to build capacity, in the field, and from home. We worked in 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Canada, supported and empowered 47 local partners with 96 active volunteers.

join us for a free virtual event: committed to solidaritY

To celebrate International Volunteer Day, Canadian volunteer organizations, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada are hosting a special event on December 5th, 2022: Committed to Solidarity.

Join us and listen to partners and volunteers discuss various themes such as gender equality and justice, decolonization of international aid, citizen participation, communication and the environment. You will be able to discuss and ask questions after the panel.

This event will take place from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST. Please register now and spread the word! 


Join the ranks of incredible Crossroaders making meaningful change around the world. We are excited to slowly return to mobility and have new volunteer mandates posted!