Is it safe to volunteer with this covid-19?

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Do you want to travel and volunteer?

Is it safe right now?

Adventure Volunteer always seeks the well-being of its volunteers and of all the people and communities of the 15 countries where we have collaborated for more than 6 years. So today we are talking about the possibilities of volunteer with this covid-19.

The last few months have been challenging and full of uncertainty for everyone, with this COVID-19, which we see accompany him for a while and we will have to learn to live with him until we have a treatment or vaccine.  

I want to know more?

Listen to the podcast “Volunteer’s Journey” episode about Coronavirus on volunteer trips.

How are we doing right now?

There are many questions about solidarity travel, without definitive answers at the moment, since they depend on the measures and restrictions paid by the different countries where we collaborate (destinations).

However, we want to answer certain questions that have been asked since the quarantine began. Some of these questions are:

Will it be safe to travel or volunteer abroad with the covid-19?

We know that you are eager to be part of volunteering abroad, but to this day, we still cannot travel.

We are waiting for what each country will say regarding the restrictions to be taken when borders are reopened. The countries are doing everything possible to contain the virus and we as an association continue to work virtually and with the means that we have at the moment to cover the basic needs of the most vulnerable projects.

What have we been working on?

During the quarantine period, we have carried out certain initiatives such as:

  • Virtual volunteering
  • Fundraising campaigns

Our team is attentive to updates on information about border openings and on the changes that may occur during these weeks. Although we hear that some countries such as Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand and Kenya open borders, we recommend having a little more patience and waiting until we can accept the appropriate measures to rejoin the projects.

We will also inform all our volunteers of the measures to be taken when resuming the trips of volunteering abroad.

One of our objectives at the moment is to keep you informed on everything related to volunteer projects and the conditions for international volunteering. But we are hoping to have concrete and reliable information.

Can I change the dates of my trip and continue to volunteer?

We begin the answer to this question with this phrase:

When one door closes, another opens.  

Not everything is lost … We can see this situation from another perspective. Let’s take advantage of this break to reflect and reorganize those travel plans. 

Meanwhile, the Adventure Volunteer to the best of its ability and the options the Government has provided, has the availability and the greatest flexibility for changes in travel dates and destinations for volunteers who were ready to volunteer during the 2020.

Send us an email to [email protected] and we will be happy to provide you with the options we have.

Listen to what Laura tells us about her virtual volunteering from home.

If I’m not sure when I can travel, what can I do?

In case you are not sure when you will be able to travel and volunteer, we will keep your place for 5 years.

In case you want to book your volunteering for 2021, we recommend asking yourself the following:

What should I consider for the volunteer trip?

We hope to return to normality as soon as possible and that our programs work without any problem. 

In case you make your volunteer reservation for 2021, keep in mind:

  • Have a complete travel insurance Policy.
  • Refundable airline tickets.
  • Follow the precautionary measures implemented in the different countries.

We will also guide you in the steps to follow before and during your volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the precautions that I must take during my volunteering abroad?

As they say, “Prevention is better than regret” so we ask that you follow health recommendations and comply with the restrictions of your travel destination.

Some precautions or things to consider are:

  • Wear a mask. 
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • If you have any of the symptoms of the virus, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Keep the recommended distance.

You can find more information about COVID-19 at the WHO.

The Adventure Volunteer team is at your disposal for any questions or concerns you have, if you have any doubts or questions, contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.Or you just want information about projects volunteer abroad, you can write to us at [email protected] or through our contact form.

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