OneVillage Community Service Foundation
OneVillage Community Service Foundation is a Canadian registered non-profit society based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Connecting, caring, learning while sharing;
working through global community service.
In July of 2013 a group of Adler University faculty and Vancouver students went to Masaka, Uganda on a 5 week Community Service Practicum. After this experience, OneVillage Community Service Foundation was formed in 2014 in order to continue community service work in Uganda and India, and other communities. OneVillage is a registered Canadian non-profit society that strives to support local organizations in their efforts to become sustainable providers in their own communities. In addition, OneVillage assists with immediate needs of the organizations where possible. The directors of OneVillage are Ada Christopher, M.A. and Debra Bailey, M.A.
Community of Focus
OneVillage focuses on assisting marginalized communities, women & girls, children needing support, isolated seniors, those who are physically challenged or developmentally challenged, and those with chronic health conditions. OneVillage seeks out organizations that work in the area of education, vocational training, improving health conditions, and mental health.
OneVillage Approach to Community Service
OneVillage participants first seek to understand how the organization operates in the community. Then through respectful, collaborative dialogue, organizational needs are identified and actions decided upon. Skilled community service volunteers work alongside local leaders enabling them to reach their goals.