Volunteering Abroad

and Personal Development for Teens

(online – done from home)

B2 minimum required

 

 

 

PROGRAM DETAILS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1 – What is the Online Volunteering Abroad program?

Online volunteer Abroad allows for caring and responsible people to help women and children from impoverished communities from around the world.
People volunteer from their own homes, to educate and empower vulnerable groups, using only about one hour per day, at a time convenient. During the program, the volunteer gets to experience different cultures, make new friends, develop more confidence and polish their cross communication skills.

 

2 – Why should I do Online Volunteering Abroad?

Online volunteer, done from your home, can help you:

  • Make a difference by helping others in need.
  • Develop your intercultural and communication skills.
  • Get excited about exotic cultural experiences.
  • Make new friends and feel connected to the global community.
  • Add experience to your resume.
  • Get the experience of another country, before you travel there.
  • Have fun experiences of local cookery, dancing, language and other cultural fun.

 

3 – How to know if this program is for me?
  • You can feel motivated to join if
  • You want to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • You feel the need for a deeper purpose beyond career and responsibilities.
  • You need to boost your career.
  • You want to but are currently unable to travel.

 

4 – Is there a fee for participating?

Yes. The program comes in two variants called Volunteering Only and Volunteer plus Culture. The
program requires a minimum of 2-week commitment. There is an extra cost for additional weeks of
volunteering and related support.

 

5 – Why do I have to pay to volunteer?

We work with genuinely needy projects that do not have money to employ staff or infrastructure to
offer. These are, therefore, projects with the most acute needs.

The program creates a Win-Win situation for you and the project. On one side, the project gets
resources and your help. On the other hand, you get to gain cultural and volunteering experiences.
More specifically, the money you pay for the program is spent on the following:
Setting up infrastructure – The underprivileged community schools in developing countries do not
have internet, laptops or software to make online education possible. We provide that infrastructure to
the schools by using part of your fee.

 

 

 

Day to day assistance – During the program, you will be volunteering in a foreign culture and
will need support. A local assistant is employed to provide the necessary support for things
such as organising your class, translating or planning lessons.

 

 

Organising activities and program administration: From time to time, we will organise activities for you and your students can participate.

A part of your fee goes towards hosting such events.

 

6 – What happens if I don’t like the program?

We are confident that you will find our Online Volunteer Abroad program meaningful and enjoyable. If,
however, you do not feel delighted with your experience within the first two weeks, we will happily
refund your entire program fee.

 

7 – What makes the Virtual Volunteering program different?

Some things that make Online Volunteering Abroad feel fun, gratifying and beneficial.

  1. Completely Online – The only program to offer international volunteering online.
  2.  Custom Matched – Your teaching activities are custom matched to the most suitable students.
    No “one size fits all” approach.
  3.  Done. For. You. – The program is an entirely “Done-For-You” service with complete individual
    attention, planning and daily support.
  4.  Highly Supported – You may feel unsure about teaching an international class, which is why the
    program includes daily support by an education specialist.
  5. Short. Convenient. Flexible. – You can participate in the program at any time of the day without
    affecting regular life and routines. It requires just one hour per day and is available throughout
    the year.

 

8 – What happens in the program day-to-day?

Before the program starts:
Step 1: Register with details such as

  • Your starting date.
  • Chosen project.
  • Your name and email.

Step 2: Attend a live, online training covering:

After the program starts:

  • Here is an example of how the program flows from one week to another.

 

 

Day 1 (Monday)

 

Day 1 starts with an orientation that provides thorough training:

 

  • Introduction with students and the project coordinator.
  • Cultural norms of the project community.
  • How to do virtual volunteering activities.
  • Educational resources for the project.
  • Get an introductory lesson to the local language.

Go over educational records of your students and understand the
week’s lessons.
(Note: Day 1 requires about 2 hours).

 

Day 2 (Tuesday)

 

The project work starts as you get accustomed to the class you are
teaching.
(Note: Day 2 requires about 1.5 hours).

 

Day 3 – Day 5
(Wednesday – Friday)

 

Continue your volunteering work for one hour per day.

 

Weekend 1

 

Go on a live family tour of one of the families of your students during this weekend. During the visit, you get to see their homes, interact with their family members and see their lives.
(No weekend activities for participants on the “Pure Volunteering” package)

 

Day 8 – 12
(Monday – Friday)

 

Continue volunteering project work for one hour per day.

 

Weekend 2

 

This weekend, you can stretch your limbs and work your body on two live yoga sessions with our qualified instructors.
(No weekend activities for participants on the “Pure
Volunteering” package)

 

Day 15 – Day 19
(Monday – Friday)

 

Volunteering project work for one hour per day

 

Weekend 3

 

This weekend, we will get you set up for an entertaining workshop to learn how to cook some local dishes. Join other volunteers from your group or bring along your entire family to cook up some delicious food (or at least have a good laugh).
(No weekend activities for participants on the “Pure Volunteering” package)

 

Day 22 – Day 26
(Monday – Friday)

 

Volunteering project work for 1 hour per day

 

Weekend 4

 

This weekend, get ready to sweat and shake with your fellow
volunteers during an enjoyable joint Bollywood style dancing class
where we learn to move to the groove.
(No weekend activities for participants on the “Pure
Volunteering” package)

 

 

9 – What volunteering activities can I do?

During your registration, you will be choosing one of the two kinds of projects:
Teaching or women empowerment and education

 

9.1 – Teaching:

 

The situation of schools in many poor societies is unimaginable for most people. The schools lack in
facilities as well as quality teachers. Children studying in these charitable schools need help with
basic English and other subjects. Sometimes even the overburdened local teachers need help too.

 

As a volunteer teacher, you will:

  • Observe the local curriculum for the kids.
  • Adapt your teaching accordingly.
  • Teach English or Maths as required and possible for you.
  • Conduct assessment
  • Provide more attention to slower learning students.

 

 

9.2 – Women empowerment and education.

 

 

Discrimination against women is widespread in many societies around the world, irrespective of their social or economic background. Many families, expecting their daughters to play the traditional roles of mother and wife, pay very little attention to their education. Such societal norms leave them dependent and vulnerable for their entire lives. 

More broadly, society’s constant reinforcement of
female inferiority has victimised many women into feeling submissive and unequal, causing low levels
of confidence in future possibilities.

 

 

Volunteers, through adopting a holistic approach based on a combination of educational,
empowerment and awareness activities teenage girls and women can build more confidence and

widen their possibilities. Volunteers’ activities aim towards building literacy, functional skills, self-
esteem and general awareness.

  • Primary education for English literacy
  • Income generation skills
  • Awareness towards personal health, hygiene, civil rights etc.

 

10 – Where are the projects located?

Based on your time zone and availability, you are likely to be offered to participate in volunteering
projects based in the following locations and countries

 


Jaipur, India

 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

 

Purely Volunteering Package*
Volunteering Plus Culture Package*
 
Shared  
Solo
Shared

 

2 Weeks  

 

175€  235€ 450€

 

3 Weeks

 

210€ 300€ 490€

 

4 Weeks

 

240€  365€  525€

 

Extra week

 

35€ 65€ 40€



 

 
Services Included

 

 
Services Included

 

 

Customised placement and volunteering activity plan

 

 

Everything in the Purely Volunteering
Package PLUS …

 

 

Thorough cultural and volunteer training
including

  • Introduction to fellow volunteers
    and project coordinators.
  • Local language lessons.
  • Cultural norms of your project
    community.
  • How to do your online volunteering
    activities.


 

Live sessions for learning the local language
for some fun and to enhance your
effectiveness of volunteering.

 

 

Live tour of a local family to see homes in
your destination country, interact with family
members and see their day to day lives.

 

 

Daily, live, on-site support from a local project coordinator, ensuring:

  • Class management and attendance.
  • Assistance with lesson planning
  • Instant translation and problem solving for the students.

 

 

Stretch your limbs and work your body on two
live yoga sessions with our qualified
instructors.

 

 

An amazing, live cooking workshop to learn
local cooking. Join other volunteers of your
group to get your hands dirty and cook up
some delicious food (or at least have a good
laugh)

 

Educational Material required for
volunteering including

  • Manuals, workbooks and instructions on course material ( provided electronically).
  • Teaching and learning aid to
    students such as books

Sweat and shake in a Bollywood style dancing class and learn to move to the groove.

Internet Connection, IT hardware and software in each project

  • Access to professional virtual education delivery software.
    Well-equipped classrooms in each project with computer, webcam, screen,
    whiteboard, microphone and speakers.

 

Sweat and shake in a Bollywood style dancing
class and learn to move to the groove.
Alumni status for references and future
program discounts.

Certificate of volunteering and work experience to enhance your resume (sent electronically)

 

Professional certificate of volunteering and
work experience, framed and sent by first
class international mail.

 

 

 

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