Co-op volunteers are the heart and soul of our program.

Hundreds of co-op directors, linemen, engineers, managers and other employees have served as volunteers in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to bring first-time access to electricity and train local partners to help utilities be sustainable in their own communities.

Volunteer assignments have included:

  • Linemen to help build distribution systems and house wiring projects and provide continual training to local crews.
  • Co-op managers and directors providing training to the local board of directors of co-ops.
  • Engineers providing extensive substation training and evaluating damaged line after natural disasters.

Once an opportunity has been identified, NRECA International will make all the necessary arrangements for the volunteers to make this trip possible. A typical assignment lasts between two to three weeks. All you need is your passport and willingness to go.

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