The idea of this section of the site is to help you organise yourself once you have committed yourself to volunteering abroad. There will be a lot of preparation for you to do so hopefully this short article can give you a helping hand to get things done efficiently.
One of the first things you could do is look at our informative volunteer guides. Each is designed to give you advice on a different aspect of your preparation for the volunteer trip. They give you access to a wealth of useful information and resources which will help you to plan your travel and ensure that all the important stuff is covered!
Take your time. Some of the points made may appear obvious but it is surprising how often the most basic things can be overlooked or forgotten.
By being prepared you will be in a position to relax and enjoy every moment of your volunteer experience.
Why Prepare and Organise Yourself?
Firstly it will help you get the most out of your volunteer experience and by making the necessary preparations you are guaranteed to enjoy the whole experience more and have lots of fun along the way.
Secondly, there is so much to do before you go that it can be easy to forget something important. Therefore, use the guides here to help you make sure that you cover all the ground that is necessary before you begin your volunteering adventure.
Preparation is also part of the fun as it whets your appetite for what is to come. With every preparatory step you make towards the start of your volunteering experience you will feel the anxious sense of excitement growing and you will be putting yourself in a position to make the most of it.
Do as much as you can. Perhaps you will not have the time to do everything, it depends on your circumstances, but at least do what you feel is the most important to you and make sure you read everything that is here to help you along the way.