When considering volunteer opportunities the first step is to choose a destination country and a program type. You can review our current placement options to determine if they match your interests and expectations. If you have not already decided upon a destination and/or program type, you can review our current placement options by country or by program type to help you get an idea of the opportunities available in each country and assist you in making the decision of destination and program type.
Once you have decided upon a destination and program type, the next step is to complete the online application. This application provides our field coordinators with the information they need to begin to match you with specific placement options, based on your interests and experience.
After your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted with your acceptance notification, and access details to log into the Volunteer Network. This is where you can then view the specific placement options for which you are eligible. If more than one option is available, you can rank your top three choices.
At this point you will receive a registration package in the mail. The registration pack does not contain any additional details about your program; rather it contains forms that need to be submitted at the point of registering for the program ($400). Placement details and general program details are all available online.
Once your registration has been received, you will receive your Volunteer Kit, which includes pre-departure, arrival, and country details, as well as contact details for your country coordinator. You will be contacted by your country coordinator at this point, and can begin working directly with them regarding your placement options.
Your country coordinator is your best resource to discuss your current, and other, potential placement options, as well as any other country or placement specific questions you may have. After all, they're living there and can speak about it first hand.