Why become a Love Volunteer?
Affordability & Flexibility
Love Volunteers is the most affordable way to volunteer and help local communities in developing countries. Why are we cheaper than other organisations? Firstly, we are just a handful of passionate people working hard to help volunteers and local communities around the world. We don't have huge overheads - no company cars, no downtown office - we're just volunteers who thought we could do a better job. Secondly, we work with local organisations wherever we can to keep administration costs to a minimum and also to feed as much money and skills into the local communities where we operate.
Quality & Need
All of Love Volunteers partner organisations have been fully vetted to ensure that, not only does a genuine need for assistance exist, but that the environments that we place our volunteers are safe and of a high quality. As a volunteer you are not only giving your time to help those in developing countries but you are also giving your trust that you will be involved with the program and activities you signed up for. We know this is important and you can rest assured we make a continuous effort to ensure that our partner organisations live up to their commitments.
Safety & Support
The safety of our volunteers is our number one priority. Immersing yourself in new cultures and surroundings is part of the excitement and wonder of travelling. However, as with any travel to developing countries, there is always a chance that things might not go 100% according to plan. We work closely with our partner organisations to understand the local security and safety arrangements and only provide programs where we have carried out a thorough safety assessment. In addition to this we will ensure that all safety and security considerations are made clear to you in your starter/welcome pack. We will also appoint a Love Volunteers staff member to be your point of contact throughout the duration of your placement, so if at anytime you need further assistance, it is available to you.
One of the benefits of volunteering is that you’ll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Many volunteers talk with enthusiasm about the relationships they have developed and still maintain with the local people they live and work with during their volunteering placements. We realise this is one of the true benefits of volunteering and encourage all our placements to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.
Getting the most out of your experience
In addition to the fulfilling experience of assisting those in need in developing countries, most volunteers also like to take some time to explore their surroundings. The daily rigours of volunteer work, although extremely satisfying, can be hard. We realise that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!