We understand that for parents sending your kids abroad on a volunteer project or internship can be daunting. You’re nervous about their safety, especially if they’re travelling alone for the first time. Well, you don’t need to worry, because we care just as much about their safety as you do.
We want this opportunity to be just as exciting for you as it is for them. The best part for you is knowing that they’ll get to experience something out of their comfort zone while knowing they’re in a safe and supportive environment.
"The fact that these are tried and tested projects where others have come home healthy and having benefited from the experience is very reassuring and eases one’s worry about the experience."
- Mother of Anna M, Human Rights volunteer in Ghana
Can I join my child for part of their project?
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to join your child on our High School Specials since the programme is scheduled in advance. This project is a great opportunity for your kids to experience a new country, get involved in meaningful volunteer work and make new friends with other volunteers.
In the case of our Flexi Trips, you’ll be able to join any of our projects along with your child.
We’re huge advocates of family volunteering. It’s a great way to encourage your kids to volunteer through the example you set for them. You can find out more about planning your family volunteer trip here.
Can I visit my child on their project?
You’re more than welcome to visit your child on their project. However, you should keep in mind that they’ll be working on their project during the day and need to abide by our accommodation curfews at night. Many of our projects also have set itineraries which you’ll need to work around.
What happens if they want to come home early?
If a volunteer wants to leave early, they can do so at any time. Our staff will accompany them to the airport. However, they’ll not be refunded for the remainder of their project.