CUSO-VSO provides volunteer both pre-departure and in-country training programs. The pre-departure training is in the form of 2 four-day courses, as listed below, which are held in Ottawa. In-country training (primarily language training and cultural orientation) is provided by each CUSO-VSO program office in the country of placement and can vary from 2 weeks to 2 months.
CUSO-VSO also provide volunteers online access to a vast collection of county & development goal related information and training materials. In addition volunteers often have access to past and present volunteers.