As a volunteer for Better World Volunteers, you will live within a neighbourhood of local community members. In this setting, volunteers quickly become a part the community. Living in such close proximity allows for an intimate window into the needs and interests of the community as well as specific aspects of the culture.
Who Goes Abroad?
Our volunteer programs are meant to be powerful, formative experiences that appeal to someone looking to contribute time, effort, skills and compassion to serving a local community. Our volunteers should be prepared to experience and understand the differing cultural, social and healthcare beliefs, recognising sometimes opposing expectations. In this sense, volunteers should expect to be challenged as well as transformed.
- Not essential but understanding of the English Language is recommended.
- To have an international insurance. Travel insurance is compulsory for all volunteers participating on BWV programs abroad. We will do everything we can to make sure your trip abroad goes smoothly, fantastic and memorable experience, but having the right level of travel insurance in place is important in case something unexpected happens. The cover you choose should account for things like medical emergencies, lost or damaged luggage, travel disruptions and the loss of valuable items such as laptops and cameras. If you don’t have one, we can recommend you an insurance company that will make a special insurance for the time of your volunteering project. To help BWV volunteers source the right kind of insurance, we’ve partnered with World Nomads, the leaders in insurance for independent travellers. World Nomads offers a range of policies that are suitable for volunteering abroad and can be easily extended to cover travel before or after a volunteering experience. You can get your volunteer insurance through this link: https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance
- Certificate of non-criminal record
- Necessary vaccines in line with recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov