What motivates volunteers to apply and join an NGO abroad is necessarily connected to their expectations. When these are not explicitly expressed, or even understood, they generate misunderstandings and discomfort which result in a bad experience for both the volunteer and the hosting organization. That is why expectations must be detected and taken into account!
AKA, when volunteers can offer much more than what they (and you) think Each one of us, at least once, has complained about the lack of resources: lack of money, staff, computers, space… It is no surprise, in our professional area, that 3 people have to work for 6, with a shaky internet connection and
At first sight, having international volunteers doesn’t seem hard at all. They need housing, information about transport, tasks to work on and that’s about it. However, this basic approach does not really help maximizing the impact of volunteers’ presence, prevent unwanted incidents and give our volunteers an enriching experience personally and professionally. Being able to
How many volunteers will support you this summer? For sure, there will be many who will contribute to the success of your projects over the next few months. So here’s your blog: don’t miss any chance to turn these volunteers in long-term supporters!