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Our COVID-19 Flexibility Options

Updated October 2021

Following recent announcements from the Australian Government regarding international travel, we are planning for a return of our overseas programs in 2022. Whether you decide to join a program in January 2022 or November 2022, our COVID-19 flexibility options will still stand. This allows you to change your program dates or destination at no cost, providing you with peace of mind and flexibility as we head into this new world.

There is a lot of work to be done and we need your help. The economic consequences of COVID-19 have pushed thousands below the poverty line, children have missed out on months of schooling and health systems have been struggling to cope under the pressure. This is on top of the challenges our already marginalised communities were facing pre-pandemic.

If you do not feel comfortable to head overseas just yet, our Virtual Internship program will be continuing and allows you to build your skills and support our communities overseas, from the safety of your home.

To deal with the uncertainty that comes with COVID-19, we have introduced the following guarantees so you can confidently book your 2022 volunteer program today.

full program flexibility

If you book for a certain volunteer program and then you are unable to travel to that destination for whatever reason, you can swap to a program in a different destination free of charge. Should the programs differ in price, you may need to make an additional payment to cover the difference. 

 

no change of date fee

If for any reason you are unable to travel on your proposed dates, you can change your dates at no additional cost as long as you request the change 8 weeks prior to your program commencing.

 

flexible payments

To confirm your program you need to pay a $395 deposit. How you pay the remainder of your program fee is up to you, whether that’s weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly instalments! No matter when you sign up for your volunteer program, the final payment is due 8 weeks before your program starts.

 

additional health and safety measures

Our volunteer's health and safety whilst overseas is our biggest priority. We are putting in place additional measures to enhance health and safety practices when travel resumes. Some of these measures include increased cleaning at our accommodation, reducing the number of volunteers sharing bathroom facilities, mandatory hand-washing before meals and an in-depth review of all in-country risk management processes.

 

make an impact now

If you don't want to wait for international travel to return to make an impact and engage in an international opportunity, then check out our Virtual Internship Program, where you can get involved from the comfort and safety of your home.