The CandleLighters volunteer program is an initiative of HOST International to provide development opportunities to staff by supporting them on volunteer assignments overseas.
These opportunities are designed to enhance the capacity of overseas refugee host organisations that are closely aligned with the purpose, objectives and values of HOST International.
CandleLighters volunteer in countries where refugees are on their journey from crisis to settlement. They aim to empower these communities by helping to identify and expand community assets that support self-sufficiency.
At HOST International we believe effective community integration of refugees requires the support of the host community and most communities need assistance for this to occur. The arrival of large groups of displaced people into a community places pressure on the availability of existing resources as well as demands for new resources.
Volunteer assignments are designed to enhance the capacity of overseas refugee host organisations that are closely aligned with the purpose, objectives and values of HOST International.
For more information on our CandleLighters’ work through out Asia, take a look at our blog.