Parents are always concerned about their kids and if the matter is related to traveling to a country abroad, then the botheration escalates to a different level altogether.
Every year, the number of volunteers getting associated with us keeps increasing, and if you read our Global Volunteer Abroad Report, the demographics clearly suggest that 18-25 is the age when most of the people decide to volunteer abroad. About 18% (approx) of our volunteers are in the age group of 17 - 18 years, and it is quite obvious on the part of the parents to get anxious when their children decide to travel alone.
Volunteering Solutions understands the concern of the parents and acts in a way to ensure that every volunteer returns home safely after completion of their journey.
Keeping in mind the safety of our volunteers, all our projects at each location are carefully picked. Our staff visits the new site and approves it before we include it in our program list. We choose the host families very carefully, and make sure that they are warm and considerate while hosting travellers from a different country. At some of the locations where we have volunteer’s house, security arrangements are in place. Our local country coordinators constantly monitor the host families, volunteer’s house and the volunteers working at the placement locations.
Accommodation, meals and transport
The fees paid by the volunteers include their accommodation and meals (as mentioned in the program schedule). We make sure to provide comfortable housing facilities for our volunteers, and serve them with hot and healthy meals. Volunteers who are vegetarians or have any special dietary requirements can inform us while applying and we shall separately take care of their meals.
During the orientation, volunteers would be given a brief about the location, the native people and their customs, and also the mode of transportation to the placement location. The in-country coordinator would also guide the volunteers to the placement location on the first day of work.
24*7 Emergency Support
We have a dedicated team of in-country coordinators, who whole-heartedly work for the well-being of the volunteers. In case of any emergency, volunteers can get in touch with them, and seek assistance. Volunteers are provided with all necessary contact numbers once they arrive at their destination.
We also provide the phone numbers for all host families to the volunteers before departure so that parents can have those details if they require.
Insurance Facilities (Added Cost)
It is essential for every volunteer to have a Medical and Travel Insurance. VolSol provides the insurance facilities for an added cost which is much less compared to others. Our insurance covers the following: