Leave for Change applications open

Applications for Leave for Change 2015 are open now.

Offered through Western’s Staff International Engagement Committee, Leave for Change is a corporate volunteerism program that brings the world to Western’s workplace. The staff member gains experience, exposure to social/development issues and takes a key role in showing how we are making a difference internationally.

Leave for Change is open to all Western full-time staff with at least one-year full-time service. Staff members transform their vacation into a three- or four-week volunteer assignment in one of 10 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The current intake is for travel before Feb. 28, 2016. Employees must receive prior written approval from their direct supervisor as well as the support of the appropriate associated vice-president or dean.

Application deadline is April 17.