Safety is our top priority when overseas, that is why we focus on the following as part of our safety protocol:
We take security overseas seriously, and that is why we only send volunteers and interns to places that are safe and stable. We are constantly checking in with different embassies to check travel alerts and any other issues regarding safety. Our staff members are locals that know that areas in which volunteers and interns will be staying in.
Once a volunteer or intern has been accepted into a volunteer and internship. One of our volunteer advisors will be in contacted throughout the whole process from start to finish. This will ensure the safety and also check the intern up to date on everything related to their travel and internship overseas. Volunteer and interns will also be able to access personal information to their volunteer and internships online and our organization guidelines.
All of our destinations have local staff and safe facilities to provide our volunteers and interns the best service and experience they can have while overseas. Each destination has a designated director in charge of everything that has to do with local programs and projects. Staff is trained and kept up to date on everything from emergency protocols, to safety measures, and communicating in different languages to better cater to our volunteers and interns.Our staff follows strict criteria in placement and accommodating volunteers and interns before coming overseas. All of our staff members are available 24/7 by phone or if necessary in person (depending on concern).
We placed volunteers and interns with host families and all of our host families have to pass a certain clearance to be able to participate in our programs. Staff members will check in on volunteers and interns to make sure everything is running smoothly or if volunteers and interns have concerns regarding accommodation. All of the accommodation is clean and hygienic. We advise volunteers and interns to know the basics of speaking the local language of destination to better communicate with the host family.
Health and Insurance
Volunteers and interns are advised to have travel insurance before traveling overseas.This will help with the full or partial coverage of health-related emergencies or issue while abroad. In case of any health emergency, there will always be a staff member available to assist with the hospital or clinic arrangements as well as be able to translate.