Formalizing your participation in a volunteer program is not usually very difficult. In this article we tell you in just 5 steps how to book a volunteer place. The important thing is that you are well informed, have clear what you are looking for, where you want to go and collaborate.
You only have to take into account these 5 steps and it will be very easy for you to be part of a volunteer program abroad.
1. INFORM YOURSELF
When you start looking for a volunteer program and destination, as a minimum you should know in which area you would like to help. If you like animals, ask about animal care and protection projects, if you are a teacher and prefer to support a teaching program, then ask everything about that area. Keep these three points in mind when clarifying doubts and informing yourself.
- Have an idea of what you can do as a volunteer
- Clarify the doubts you have about the association with which you want to volunteer, verifying their testimonies and transparency.
- Ask everything you can or worry about.
2. REQUEST INFORMATION
Animate! send your questions, queries or request through the online form or via email email@example.com
By sending the mail or form, you will receive within 12 hours an email with the requested information and then a call where you can clarify all doubts you have about the country, projects and the process to follow.
3. CALL OR INTERVIEW
Depending on the project and country where you are interested in volunteering, you will be asked for an interview or other call, apart from all the prior information exchange that has been given. This is done to better understand your interest, skills and knowledge.
4. THE PROCESS OF ORGANISING YOUR VOLUNTEER WORK
At this stage, you have already conducted the interview or call. You also know the steps to follow to formalize your participation in the project and chosen country. All you need to do is send us the second form (with more specific information about you), as well as the proof of payment of the signal, with which our boquera system your place (bed) definitively.
The link of the form is sent to you in the first mail, with additional information to take into account for the organization of your solidarity trip.
Also, before traveling, we provide information on:
- Visa, if necessary or required
- Places where you can go watching flight
- About the project
- About the country you have chosen
- About accommodation
- What includes you
- We send you the volunteer guide
- We provide arrival instructions (weeks before departure)
5. ARRIVAL AND INCORPORATION TO THE PROJECT
At this point, everything is ready for your journey. In the country of destination, the coordinator or local transporter of te local association or organization at the airport will be waiting to welcome you.
Depending on your arrival time, the orientation of the place and the house/hostel/family where you will live during your volunteering will take place. Usually the first day in the project is usually on Mondays, however, even if you arrive another day of the week you can join.
From that moment on, the coordinator or the person who helped you in the registration and organization process goes to the second level, but you can always have direct communication through the mail or telephone number provided.
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE INFORMATION? DO YOU HAVE MORE DOUBTS?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact form and we will provide you with all the information you need to start your volunteer trip.