What We Provide
Our price includes all your food, accommodation, insurance and back-up. We have set prices from two, three or four weeks up to twelve weeks. If you want to go for more than twelve weeks, you can add as many extra weeks as you like (within visa restrictions) - see the prices page. Here is a bit more information about what we provide:
The full organisation of your project; including a supervisor at your placement and worthwhile work to do.
Most volunteers live with local host-families, who are carefully selected because they are friendly, welcoming and will go out of their way to look after our volunteers. In some destinations, including China, Vietnam and Cambodia, volunteers live together in shared volunteer apartments or houses. Conservation volunteers also usually live together in a range of accommodation, from beach-side dormitory rooms in Mexico to wooden bungalows in the Peruvian rainforest.
Whatever kind of accommodation you're living in, we will ensure you are provided with three meals a day; you can't work on an empty stomach! For lunch you may have a meal at your placement, get given a packed lunch or return to your host family or shared accommodation to eat. In some countries you may be given a food allowance.
We employ nearly 700 trained staff worldwide. In every country we have an office run by an experienced Country Director, trained in the UK. Staff can be contacted 24 hours a day. They are responsible for your general well-being and liaise with your placement, accommodation and our UK staff. See also Safety & Back-up.
Transport to and from work is provided by Projects Abroad where required.
Travel and medical insurance is included automatically; you are covered no matter where you are from or where you are going. This can be extended on request to cover other travel you may be doing. It is important that you carefully read the policy, especially regarding pre-existing medical conditions, to check that the cover meets with your needs.
Unfortunately our current insurers can only provide cover for our volunteers up to the age of 66. Volunteers aged 67 and over will need to obtain alternative travel and medical insurance. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Projects Aboard are an Appointed Representative (493796) of Insurance Consultants International Limited under the UK Financial Services Authority Rules (FSA).