Yvette Macabuag has over 20 years’ experience in volunteer cooperation, having had roles with VSO Canada, Cuso International, Canada World Youth, Oxfam and the International Citizen Service in Cambodia. Beginning her career as a youth volunteer in Mozambique, Yvette has gone on to work with corporate, diaspora, and youth, as well as online volunteers. She has supported programs in Africa, Asia and South America focused on health, livelihoods, education and governance.
In her current role, since 2017, Yvette is part of Cuso International’s V4D leadership team responsible for the recruitment, training and support of volunteers. Based in Ottawa, Yvette works closely with country-based colleagues to ensure responsible and impactful volunteer placements.
Yvette is passionate about volunteer engagement, the learning and collaboration that it seeds, and the global citizens that grow out of the experience.