Whilst our partners and ourselves are doing everything to ensure our work continues safely, do consider whether you feel comfortable with the practices suggested by others and always follow governmental guidelines and local practices. Fighting this pandemic is a collaborative effort - let's all do our part.
Before you fill out our volunteer application form, we want to stress that on commencing your volunteer placement with one of our partner organisation, you must:
Follow the quarantine guidelines of the organisation - this may include financing a Covid-19 test and organising accommodation for the 1-2 week self-isolation period prior to volunteering.
Follow the FCO and government/local guidelines for the country you are volunteering in. If you are travelling to that country, this includes flight and travel guidelines - which may include providing proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to travelling.
Have a plan for how to keep yourself and others safe if you test positive for Covid-19 at any point during your volunteer placement. This includes organising travel/health insurance that covers emergency treatment for Covid-19 before you travel. It is strongly recommended that your insurance provider covers volunteering abroad and not just travel abroad so that you are fully covered.
Be flexible - things change on a daily basis so it is important to keep in close communication with our partner regarding their operations and be aware that your plans may need to change.
Please be aware that each of our partners has different quarantine protocols. In addition to any volunteer placement, you may be expected to carry out a quarantine period. Once connected to an organisation, you will be able to ask them any questions about this directly. See the WHO website for more information on Covid-19 and for guidance on travelling and volunteering during the pandemic, please read this document.
Photo by our partner Project Armonia