Questions to Ask Before You Decide
Projects Abroad is a member of the International Volunteer Program Association. The IVPA has created a list of questions to ask when choosing a volunteer program. To help you with this we have provided answers about Projects Abroad for you to their questions. To avoid being too general we have chosen to answer the questions based on one of our more popular programs, Care in Peru:
Exceptions to this description include: Conservation placements and our High School Specials, where our staff members generally work with volunteers side-by-side every day.
Host families are checked before every new arrival to make sure that they fit our standards for cleanliness and security. They must have a room available in their home that is dedicated solely to the volunteers. The house must have solid construction and use secure locks. They must keep a clean home, especially kitchens and bathrooms. They must provide potable drinking water and they must be able to provide three nutritious meals of local cuisine each day.
Where host families are not available, volunteers live in group accommodation or at their placement, similarly evaluated for safety and comfort.