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To participate in a Youth Ambassadors, Youth Discovery, Youth Innovators or Global Professionals program, please take the following steps to apply:

1. Picture yourself as a YCI participant overseas:
   
     
2. Determine your eligibility and suitability making sure you meet all the following eligibility criteria:
   
  1. You are at least 18 years of age.
  2. You are a Canadian, American or European Union citizen or landed immigrant to Canada, the United States or EU. YCI welcomes all international applicants, however, these will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  3. You are a great communicator, capable in English, both verbal and written.
  4. You are physically able to meet the demands of living and working in the field.
You must also be:
  1. Motivated, flexible and committed to working alongside young people, partners, YCI staff and communities.
  2. Willing and keen to live and work within a team environment and basic conditions.
  3. Available to commit to the entire duration of a YCI project
  4. Able to fundraise and/or contribute to YCI's Global Youth Development Programs
Got a question? Find an answer on our FAQ list.
     
3.   Submit an application:
   
Submit an online application

Note: We accept applications year-round for Youth Ambassador and Youth Discovery programs—you can apply anytime! For Youth Innovator and Global Professional opportunities, please note that applications will only be accepted in response to specific job postings. For these programs, please follow any special directions indicated within the posting.
     
4.   Participate in a telephone interview:
    Once you have applied, we will contact you within one week to book a phone interview. It is important that you confirm your interview time and availability, as well as submit a copy of your resume and references prior to the interview.
     
5.   Start preparing:
    Successful applicants will be notified by telephone and by email within one week of their interview. Once you have been selected, it's time to start preparing! A member of our Volunteer Programs Team will be in contact with you to provide you with the resources needed to get you started on paperwork, research and fundraising.