Please note:

We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our online application system. We hope to have this resolved in the coming days. In the meantime, if you wish to make an application, please email us and we will email you an application form.

The application process

Step 1: Read through the projects page and choose the program that you’d like to apply for.

Step 2: All applicants are required to complete the application form above. It is imperative that all necessary information is disclosed in order that your suitability for the program is properly assessed. You will receive an email confirmation when your application is received.

Step 3: Your application will be reviewed within 24 hours. If necessary, we will contact you for further information or for clarification.

Step 4: Notification of decision. You can expect a decision from us within 24 hours of your application (or after further information is requested and received by you).

Step 5: If your application is successful, the next step is for you to register on the program for your requested dates. You will be sent information on how to complete your registration and pay your registration fee (For information, see the fees page).

Step 6: Confirmation of placement. When you register to confirm your placement, you will receive immediate access to the Volunteer Portal which contains your program guide and information to help you prepare for your placement. Within 48 hours of your registration, we will provide you with a letter of placement confirmation.

Step 7: Preparation. We provide ongoing support to prepare you for your placement. We will also collect some further information from you, such as dietary requirements, emergency contact details, and your flight arrival details.

Step 8: Payment of the program fee is due one month before your volunteer placement. This allows us to transfer the funds to the project partner in time for your arrival.

Step 9: Your departure and arrival to the project!

How do we select volunteers?

Please be aware that not all applicants are considered suitable for our projects. We have a responsibility to our project partners to suitably review applicants for the safety and effective operations of all involved. While your willingness to help is appreciated, it may be that your application is unsuccessful. However, do not be discouraged! Read through the volunteer requirements on the projects page, and if you fulfill those requirements, then you have a good chance. After all, we do endeavor to support you in your desire to help out, and even if you are unsuccessful, we can advise on how you may help out in other ways.