APPLICATION PROCESS FAQ

How long does it take to apply?

To ensure the sufficient amount of detail goes into the application please allow around 15-20 minutes for your online application.

 

If you spend any longer completing the form it is more than likely you will be timed out which may result in your application not going through.

Can I apply with a friend or as a group?

Of course, please ensure you enter your friends name in the ‘Special Requirements’ box. Our UK team can then ensure that you are placed in the same accommodation and project as your friend or friends.

What if i'm timed out?

We will ask you the following questions in the application form. These questions require a detailed response and therefore we advise that you prepare your answers to these questions in advance to save you time when completing the online application form:

 

Special Requirements – If you wish to join us for more than one programme or tell us about any accommodation requirements or programme location preferences you may have, then please enter this information in the ‘Special Requirements’ box. If you wish to apply for more than one programme then you should make sure you enter the name of the programme, destination it is in, programme duration and the start date you would like to join us on.

 

Expectations – If you are using your programme as part of a university placement or wish to gain experience in a specific area then please let us know (in detail) about your expectations. An important part of what we do is managing expectations. We have firsthand knowledge of the projects and are in the best position to identify the reality of volunteering abroad. The more information you can give us about your expectations, the more accurately we can place you.

 

Motivations – In this section please tell us about what experience and/or relevant skills you have that are suitable for this programme. The more we know about you as a candidate the better.

Any Special Requirements?

Just as the name suggests you can use this box to advise us of anything really.  Whether you’ve got any dietary requirements, accommodation requirements,
programme location preferences or wish to apply for more than one programme.  If you wish to apply for multiple programmes then you should make sure you enter the name of the programme, destination it is in, programme duration and the start date you would like to join us on.

What happens next?

Once we have received your application our team will review your application, this will involve checking your suitability and the availability of your chosen programme with our in-country team. We will (hopefully) send you an ‘Application Successful’ email within the next 24 hours offering you a spot on your chosen programme.

What if I don't receive a confirmation email?

You should receive an email confirming we’ve received your application within 5 minutes of applying. But if you don’t please check your spam as it may have popped in there and ensure we’re on your safe senders list for future correspondence.

Can I discuss my application?

Please feel free to ring, email or Skype us at any stage and we’ll discuss your application with you.

6 STEP PROCESS

1

PICK A DATE & DURATION

Programmes run from 1-36 weeks so you can go for as long as you wish.

2

SELECT ANY OPTIONAL EXTRAS

We can arrange flights as well as fully comprehensive insurance cover.

3

ENTER YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

Please be as accurate as you can when filling in your personal details.

4

REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION

Read through before you submit to ensure you're happy with the details.

5

APPLICATION COMPLETE

You'll receive an email confirming we have your application in 5 minutes.

6

CONFIRM YOUR PLACE

Pay your Registration Fee within 7 days of us offering you a place!

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