The backbone of our program structure is MyProjectsAbroad. Every volunteer gets access to this proprietary online database upon acceptance into a Projects Abroad program. (If you're an accepted volunteer, you can login here.)
You should login to MyProjectsAbroad as soon as you're accepted, and check back occasionally as you prepare for your trip. We'll email you each time that we place new information on your MyProjectsAbroad profile.
Information can you find on MyProjectsAbroad
Emergency and Local Contact Details
Phone numbers, email addresses, and office locations for on-the-ground support staff are available on MyProjectsAbroad. From the first time you login, you'll know: who are our staff are in-country, where to find them, and how to get help in an emergency.
About a month before your placement starts, we'll post a profile of your project. (We don't give this earlier because, often when third parties are involved, details change.) This profile will include photos, the name, and contact information of your on-site supervisor, location, and background information on your project, as well as a summary of your role as a volunteer.
About a month before your placement starts, we'll post a profile of your host-family or other accommodation arrangement. (We don't give this earlier because, often when third parties are involved, details change.) This profile will include photos, the name, contact details, and background information of your host-family (or, if not staying with a family, your accommodation supervisor), and other relevant details.
Packing Lists and Visas
We provide a detailed packing list for each project with includes advice on any specialized clothing or gear that you may need to bring with you (depending on your project.)
We also provide all of the relevant information for your visa application (if required). We provide the advice, forms, and supporting documents. All you have to do is follow our lead.
You can keep track of your remaining balance with Projects Abroad, make payments by credit card, and print off receipts through our secure, online system.
Enter in your own flight details, or have our in-house travel team suggest a flight itinerary. Detailed arrival procedure are included, so you know exactly where to find us when you step off the plane.