About Volunteering on Tour
LiveDifferent is looking for Volunteers who have a desire to inspire. We are looking for young adults who give up a year of their life to invest in Canadian youth. You will have the opportunity to share your story, oversee youth programs and impact thousands of youth across Canada with a message of hope and purpose. Come catch our vision in the Dominican Republic, train with us in Southern Ontario and travel the country. We are sending out two teams of four people in September 2022 and applications are open now!
Here’s what you can expect:
Meet New People
Yup, you’re going to meet lots and lots of new people.
We take inspiring youth very seriously—but have a lot of fun in the process.
You’ll log quite a few kilometres while making a difference and seeing what this beautiful country has to offer.
You’ll bring a few skills with you on tour, but you’ll leave with a ton more.
Brittany inspired thousands with her story.
Check it out!
Great Responsibility. Great Reward.
We ask our volunteers to invest so much of themselves into what we do. On the road, our volunteers have the huge responsibility of carrying the heart of LiveDifferent wherever they go—within their teams, in schools, in billet’s homes or stuck on the side of the road. It’s hard work! But with great responsibility comes great reward.
By now, you probably have some questions. Here are some answers to the ones we get the most:
You’ll train with us in Southern Ontario for a couple of weeks and then start visiting schools with your team. Throughout the school year tour, you and your team will mostly be travelling in one of our organization’s tour vehicles (which carries team members, their personal belongings, and presentation gear.)
We kick off training with LiveDifferent in the Dominican Republic. We will spend a week learning and growing together before heading to Southern Ontario. While in Southern Ontario, you’ll stay in a vacation rental. There will be great opportunities for team building, reading, watching movies, cooking together, chilling out, and basically just having a great time. When tour dates take you across the country, you’ll be staying with a number of families and friends of Live Different who, with great generosity, give our teams a place to stay, food to eat, great conversation, and a chance to relax in between school visits.
In general, our tour runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The year starts with you joining us in early August to begin training, hitting the road around Labour Day, and finishing the tour by early December. For the spring, you’ll join us in early January for training, hit the road by early February, and wrap up the tour by the end of June.
All Expenses are paid for the duration of the placement including food, accommodation and travel (a total value of approximately $3000 per semester).
Additionally, we wil provide a $500 volunteer stipend bi-weekly to each volunteer which will be released in increments over the duration of the semester.
Upon the completion of a full year on the road you will receive your choice of a free LiveDifferent Build to Mexico or Dominican Republic or $1000 scholarship toward post-secondary education.