These questions relate to the time before you go overseas as a volunteer. For questions relating to the time you are overseas.
1. What types of programs are available?
You can get involved in teaching, care &community, medicine, building & construction, animal Care/crop farming, information technology projects, sport coaching, fashion & design, water and sanitation etc.
2. How long do placements last?
You choose how long your placement lasts. Apart from our 2-Week Specials, placements are flexible and most last from one month upwards. Most volunteers go for between two and six months.
Our projects runs throughout the year so you can choose to volunteer with us anytime of the year you want; you can volunteer for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one year.
3. Can I combine placements?
Yes you can combine placements. Apply now to book your placement.
4. When can I start? When should I apply?
You choose when your placement starts and finishes. Placements run all year round.
There are no definitive deadlines for application. Please apply as soon as you’ve decided what you want to do. The longer the notice, the more we can tailor a program. If you decide last minute, do give us an e-mail or call to see how quickly we can arrange it for you – we sometimes only need a few weeks’ notice.
5. What are the costs involved?
All our Project placements are totally low including accommodation, transportation from the airport (our drivers and project coordinators will pick you up from the airport), orientation and 24/7 hour support from our staff. The only cost involve in this project is your program fee. We have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteers, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. Our aim is to provide cheap and affordable volunteer opportunity to people like you so that you can help make a difference in the life’s of the less fortunate in Africa.
7. Can I go with my friend/boyfriend/girlfriend?
Friends are most welcome and, if you like, we can arrange placements where you can live and work together.
8. Will I need injections?
As we are not medical experts we cannot give out official advice – so talk to your doctor, who will be happy to advice on what you may need. Don’t let injections put you off – you’ll be glad you had them once you are enjoying yourself abroad!
9. What age ranges take part in these projects?
Volunteers are welcome between the ages of 15 and 70. Many of our volunteers are between 18 and 30 years old, but a rapidly increasing number of career breakers and retired people are now taking part too. This has led to a stimulating mix of people in all our programs.
10. What qualifications do I need?
No qualifications are necessary – just reasonable spoken English. No TEFL or teaching qualifications are needed for our teaching programs (although you are very welcome if you do happen to have them).
11. Do I need to be an Australian or American citizen?