We work with a very experienced travel agent which organises flights for our volunteers, so you can contact them to help you find the best flight for your trip. They are ATOL bonded and insure your flight tickets against airline failure so you can book with confidence. Make sure you quote Wahoe' so they know you are one of our volunteers. Email: email@example.com
Travel insurance is essential and Wahoe requires that you have suitable travel insurance. We work with a specialist travel insurance broker called Banner Insurance that arranges travel insurance for Wahoe Volunteers at a special rate. For all the details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on the country, project and duration you will be travelling for, you may require a tourist or volunteering visa. We send out an information booklet when you apply which provides full details of the requirements and how to apply.
You will probably require some immunizations and for some locations malaria medication is also required. We send out an information booklet when you apply which provides full details of the requirements. You should arrange a visit to your doctor to receive the latest health advice and arrange immunisations. Some immunisations require a series of injections, so this visit should be arranged as soon as possible. Make sure you inform your doctor that you will be volunteering and tell them the nature of your project work so they can advise you accordingly.
We are always very happy to help advise and our expert team has in-depth knowledge of all the locations we send volunteers to. We also work with a very experienced travel agent which organises tour. Once volunteers are booked onto a Wahoe project, we send a link which contains details of these tours and Wahoe volunteers receive a special discounted rate
Usually you don't. Some very skilled work may demand some professional qualifications, but usually organisations offer training to enable you to do the work
You can come anytime or in any season, its up to you when you want to come.
Before contacting organisation it is a good idea to think about what you would like to do in terms of the acitivity and type of projects you would like to work for. At the same time consider how much time you are able to give up. Once you have applied, we will send you details of your placement usually within 10 working days.
Yes, at Meaningful Journeys you are welcome to join alone,with a friend, family or in a group. We offer special discounted fee for family and group bookings. If you are comfortable with a team you can gladly work with them.
Yes, Couples and groups are invited. But it should be noted that Wahoe India does not give any guarantee to provide private accommodation for couples in rural areas. Elder children who are independent will be considered on a case by case basis.
You have to pay the program fee on the day of your arrival or on the morning after, to the Project Coordinator of Wahoe India in US$ (or the equivalent in GB Pounds, Euros or Indian Rupees) cash.
Wahoe India takes every measure to make your volunteer project enjoyable, meaningful and memorable. During your volunteer program you will work along with our full time staff who are very much familiar with local people and village environment. They will give you every information and guidance wherever necessary. Moreover, the management of Wahoe India will be in continuous contact with you via internet or phone as long as you are in our Project.
When you register yourself for volunteer program, you would be entitled to get the following.
Food: All meals are provided to you. The major part of the food will be the local Indian cuisine.
Accommodation: All the volunteers will be provided with a neat, comfortable and hygienic accommodation.
Though it is not possible to provide luxurious facilities in rural India, the atmosphere would be friendly and enjoyable.
You can carry your clothes, medicines, everyday needs. You can also carry cash enough for your personal expenses for a fortnight. However, ATM's are available in plenty.
Everyday after the work is over you'll have the evenings to yourself. There will be plenty of time to explore the city of your placement. You can utilize weekends for in-country travel.
This is really up to you. You can find volunteering that only takes an hour or a month - there's a trend towards short-term volunteering requiring minimal commitment. Having said that, obviously the less time you have the harder it can be to find something that's right for you. You can volunteer at any time of the week, day or night. While much volunteering takes place in office hours, you can volunteer at evenings and weekends too, again depending on what you want to do.