April 2017

In recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 23-29, 2017), we want to thank volunteers, past and present, who shared their time, expertise and enthusiasm to build the capacity of Crossroads and its partners to advance equality for all.

To celebrate we are sharing two stories from Crossroads International volunteers: one written by a volunteer presently in Senegal, and an interview with a volunteer who went to Ghana in 1986 and today continues to support our work as a monthly donor.

Women’s cooperative teaches students lesson in entrepreneurship and global collaboration

Who would have guessed that the Union Régionale des Femmes Coopératrices de Saint-Louis (URFCS) would be the topic of an assignment at a Saint-Louis high school in Senegal? Khadim Mboup, Crossroader in Senegal, tells how it has been made possible. Read the article

One mandate in Ghana = lifelong passion for international development

Jo-Ann Mackie volunteered with Crossroads International in 1986. Her mandate in Ghana lasted 4 months but her desire to travel and help make change lasted a lifetime. Read the interview


Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal: There's still time to register to Run for Women's Rights!

Marathon t-shirt
There’s still time to sign up, get active, and make a difference! On April 22 and 23 you can run or walk in either the 5km, 10km or 21km while fundraising in support of Crossroads International! You don’t have to have marathon experience to run this marathon. There are distances to suit all levels of experience.

The more you fundraise, the more perks you will receive, including a Crossroads t-shirt! By fundraising over $250 you will receive a stylish, dry-fit t-shirt. And by raising over $500, you will have your registration fee reimbursed to you. Read more


In Brief

Nominate someone for the CCIC Karen Takacs Award for Women’s Leadership in International Development
“International Women's Day - Faith, Fundamentalisms, and Feminisms”: blog post from Crossroader Carly Friesen in Ghana
Crossroads International is hiring!

International Volunteering Opportunities

Human resources advisor with Gone Rural/boMake Rural Projects in Swaziland
Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning advisor (PMEL) in Ghana
Communications and marketing advisor with SWIFT in Swaziland
View all opportunities


Crossroads International gratefully acknowledges the support of: