Field Engagements

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Study, Service and Support

Field engagements can be deep-dive studies to understand the challenges a credit union system faces and the relevance of that experience at home. The engagements also allow participants to get involved with local credit union volunteer and community service work.  Technical and advocacy efforts assist credit unions to help tackle their top technical or regulatory challenges.

In 2019, the Foundation visited Australia, Puerto Rico, Kenya and Guatemala on a mission to study, serve or support those areas – sometimes all three. 

“Engagement trips are like traveling in a time machine. Sometimes you go to the future. Sometimes you visit the past.”

- a participant of a previous Worldwide Foundation’s field engagement trip

New or unplanned engagement opportunities will arise once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, as credit unions in other countries and our supporters identify a need.

Information about all field engagements and how to participate can be found on this website and any specific questions may be addressed to the CEO’s office by contacting Laura Mihm.

Irish-American Exchange

Mutual challenges face the Irish and U.S. credit union systems. In response, the World Council, through its Worldwide Foundation and between the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) offers an exchange program, designed to align the needs and expertise of both sides of the Atlantic to find solutions to address short and long-term challenges.

Watch Video from Our August 2019 Credit Union Disaster Response Engagement in Puerto Rico


Previous Field Engagements



Dominica Hurricane Relief
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Poland Field Engagement
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Puerto Rico 2018

Credit Union Loan Participation Program
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Asian Credit Union System - Thailand Deep Dive Experience
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