COVID-19 has affected us all. When planning to volunteer with one of our partners, keep in mind that this might involve undergoing a period of mandatory quarantine. Your country's foreign office will likely provide up-to-date information on how to stay safe while travelling abroad - and what you can do to minimize the risk you pose to others. For further information please refer to the WHO and our blog on Travelling and Volunteering during COVID-19.
Almost everybody can volunteer - no matter their skills. In order to ensure projects can operate responsibly, however, a few minimum requirements are in place. To volunteer you must be:
At least 18 years old
Available to start within the next 8 weeks
Available to commit for 4 weeks of volunteering (or live locally and volunteer part-time)
Able to independently obtain your own visa.
Have a look at the table below to get a better understanding of the kinds of roles we are currently looking for.
* Please note that you may need to factor in additional time in order to comply with local quarantine protocols.
** We aim to facilitate volunteer placements based on skills and partner needs instead of location preference. However, in light of COVID-19, a project's location is a vital part of planning one's placement.
My skills are needed... what's next?
We review your skills and experience.
Using our extensive knowledge of the situation on the ground, we match you with an organisation.
We liase with organisations and answer any questions on your application.
If successful, we connect you with the organisation to discuss further details.
We are in correspondence with you to make the final arrangements.