Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can we go?

Programmes are available in:

Africa Ethiopia | Ghana | Kenya | Morocco | Senegal | South Africa | Tanzania | Togo
Asia Cambodia | China | Mongolia | Nepal | Philippines | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Vietnam
Eastern Europe Romania
Latin America Argentina | Bolivia | Costa Rica | Ecuador | Jamaica | Mexico | Peru
South Pacific Fiji | Samoa
What types of projects are available?

You can get involved in Care / Teaching, Community, Conservation, Sports, Cultural, Language, Medicine & Healthcare and Animal Care Projects.

Does it matter when we go?

No, you choose when your placement starts and finishes, our trips are custom made for each individual group so it is completely up to you when you go.

Is it possible to tailor the trip to our group needs?

We understand the importance of each individual groups needs. We are keen to find out as much information from you as possible in order to tailor the trip to fulfil your requirements. We can arrange to come and meet you. From the time you apply to the day you actually leave you will have constant communication with our in country team. Although we have outlined suitable projects on this website, we are flexible and open to alternative project ideas.

Can we go away as a group if we are not from a school?

You can join as a group if you are a community group, a corporate group or a group of university students. If you want to tailor an itinerary to your interests email us at groups@projects-abroad.co.uk or give us a call on 01903 708316. If you are a couple of friends that want to go away it would be best to check out the projects at www.projects-abroad.co.uk.

What is the average time volunteers go away for?

All of our projects are on going meaning you can join them for as long as you like, the average group goes away anything from 1 week to 3 months, it really does depend on how much time you can commit.

Where will we stay?

Volunteers either stay with local host families or in hostel like accommodation. As these are specialist group trips we will make sure to place volunteers close to each other. Accommodation standards depend on what project you are participating in, for example if you are working on our marine conservation project in Cambodia you can expect more rustic living conditions to that of a community project in Argentina. You must not expect western standards but the accommodation is good by local standards.

How many people do we need to make up a group?

A group can be made up from as little as three volunteers and we can accommodate up to 25. If you are less than five people have a look at joining one of our mainstream programmes on our sister site Projects Abroad

How much will it cost?

Our prices start from £1145 per person. For each nine students we will give one free place.

What do I get for my money?

Our costs include all your food, accommodation, excursions, comprehensive travel and medical insurance, and support from our expert staff at home and abroad. Our charges are important because they enable us to provide you with a good service and full support. They do not include your international airfare or any extra spending money for travelling when you're abroad.

Will we need injections?

This really depends on where you choose to go. As we are not medical experts we cannot give out official advice - so talk to your doctor, who will be happy to advise on what you may need. Don't let injections put you off - you'll be glad you had them once you are enjoying yourself abroad! Please check out the NHS fit for travel website for further information http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/

Will we receive staff support whilst we are away?

Each group will be assigned a dedicated staff member for the duration of the trip. We believe our staff support overseas to be unparalleled. We have full-time paid and trained English-speaking staff in each destination. It is their job to set up placements, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need should any problems occur.

Do we need adult supervision?

In most cases it is not necessary to travel with an adult. We have project supervisors based in our destinations who will act as your adult supervision. If you are travelling with your school or under the age of 16 you will in most cases require an adult to accompany you. This is very much a case by case scenario so it is best to ask.

Do Projects Abroad help with fundraising?

Yes, we will provide you with a comprehensive fundraising pack and our staff in the office are always happy to help.

What is the minimum age to volunteer?
14 if you’re travelling with an accompanying adult, 16 you’re travelling by yourself
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