Some (but not all) of our volunteer projects abroad have requirements
A few of our volunteer projects overseas do have specific requirements. This is usually the case for our internships, where you need to work more independently. If partner organisations need help with specialised tasks, it’s our responsibility to make sure our volunteers can help with these tasks.
For example, on our Psychology internship in Jamaica, you need to be studying towards a psychology or social work degree, or have a qualification in guidance counselling to join. On this project, you’ll be dealing with sensitive cases, so you need a certain level of expertise. These requirements are in place to make sure you can contribute fully at your placement and don’t feel out of your depth.
Don’t worry about figuring out whether you need experience for a specific project. Just visit our website, go to the page of the project you’re interested in, and check the requirements in the fact box near the top of the page. Or, contact one of our friendly Project Experts to chat through your options.