Volunteer Expedition Information
The TANGO Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that provides humanitarian efforts to better the lives of others around the world. As doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists, management consultants, financial advisors, construction workers, educators and community members we all share the same passion to help others.
Humanitarian volunteers are sent throughout the world to assist in projects to supply medical, dental, and optometrical services to those that are less fortunate. Volunteers also assist in construction projects to better the communities that they visit by building schools, community and medical centres.
The TANGO Foundation sends volunteers on expeditions several times per year. Details of expeditions are given to volunteers after successful registration.
Am I right for the TANGO Foundation?
You are if…
you’re interested in giving something of yourself to assist others
you can live without the comforts of home temporarily
you’re open to seeing life from another cultures perspective
you’re emotionally open to new experiences and adventures
If so you may find this experience right for you.
All volunteer experiences ask you to share of yourself. Volunteers work cooperatively with the TANGO Foundation and foreign project staff, as well as project beneficiaries and other volunteers.
Volunteer humanitarian expeditions are NOT the same as tourist vacations.
You should be physically and mentally well. You should be prepared to face frustrating and disquieting circumstances that are common place in third world and developing nations.
You can expect that you may be walking, travelling, working and living in impoverished areas, and will have to accommodate to the discomfort that is associated with this.
Most participants find the best way to enjoy their volunteer experience is to expect the unexpected, be flexible, patient, and keep a sense of humour.
Most volunteers report their experience as a life changing event.
Our hope is that you will return home having had…
a positive influence to those in our programs
an understanding of the realities of developing nations
an opportunity to re-examine previous thoughts and beliefs, and with new views about what is truly important to you.
It is our hope that a volunteer experience will help you to realize that all and any effort, regardless of what it is, has potential to positively contribute and make a difference in someone else’s life.
If you have physical limitations, you should submit an accompanying letter of participation from your physician. If you have any questions about this requirement please contact the TANGO Foundation.
Things to do:
If you wish to apply to become a volunteer with the TANGO Foundation, please forward to us the following:
Complete the Online Application Form
Get an Original criminal records check from your local police service
We can write a letter on your behalf to reduce or remove any associated fees.
Provide us with 3 character references (on the application form)
Make a copy of your current passport, specifically the ID pages (attach to Online application form)
Submit a brief letter written by yourself explaining why you would like to be a volunteer with the TANGO Foundation (on the online application)
Submit a $200 deposit with your application (click here)
This will be applied to your trip.
Please submit you all of the required documents to the TANGO Foundation
The TANGO Foundation c/o Stefanie Nicol
4900 44 Street