Thanks for an awesome tour!
Lots of support was built for PIH and Kanpe on the 2010/2011 Suburbs Tour. Thanks to all of our awesome volunteers who helped out, and to all of the fans that supported the important work of these organizations!
Stand Up For Haiti
Arcade Fire are long time supporters of the important work of Kanpe and Partners in Health, creating spaces at their concerts to educate fans about the work that these organizations do. The band has long been involved with and supportive of the efforts in Haiti to create long lasting, sustainable prosperity there.
Arcade Fire has worked extensively with Partners in Health over the past five years, and recently, have become involved with Kanpe, a Canadian based NGO that helps Haitian families find sustainable means out of poverty. The band donates a portion of all tickets sales to Kanpe and PIH, and features Kanpe/PIH set ups at all of their shows so that fans can learn more and become engaged & involved.
Kanpe & PIH
Partners in Health is a world renowned non-profit organization co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer in 1987. The organization works in 13 different countries and regions around the world, and is best know for the work it does in Haiti, having been in the country for nearly thirty years. In the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake and the recent cholera outbreak, the need for PIH's innovative, smart work is greater than ever. Learn more by visiting the PIH website.
Kanpe is a new, Canadian based non-profit that works with Haitian families on a community level, connecting them with the resources they need - health, education, financing - to find sustainable ways out of poverty. Dr. Farmer sits on the board of the organization, which partners with PIH and Fonkoze. Learn more about Kanpe on their website.
What volunteers do
Arcade Fire featured a Haiti engagement campaign on their 2010/2011 tour that utilized the help of volunteers.
No special skills are needed to volunteer - just a commitment and passion for the work of PIH and Kanpe, and the ability to get out there and talk to people!
Currently, there are no volunteer opporutnities.
If you are are interested in joining us as a volunteer in the future, please visit our volunteer page and get signed up! We will be in touch with you if there are any volunteer opportunities that come up in the city that you indicate you can volunteer in.
Check out our blog for photos and stories of our volunteers at work from previous tours.
Feel free to contact us with specific questions.