MilesAway

Volunteering  abroad

Practical details

In collaboration with our partner organizations from all around the world, we are providing several volunteering opportunities tailored for all youngsters, youth workers and individuals who want to travel and explore new cultures across the globe! Let’s have a look over the practical details that you need to know before starting your adventure.

Step 1.

Choose the country in which you’d like to volunteer. Also, define the timeframe of your volunteering period: when you’d like to start and for how many weeks/months. The minimum length is 4 weeks, while the maximum is 24 weeks.

Step 2.

Send your application, including your CV and a cover letter. Tell us why you’d like to volunteer abroad and if you have any previous experience with volunteering (this is optional, however).

Step 3.

You will hear from us typically within 1-2 weeks. However, this can sometimes take a bit longer if more applicants send their applications within the same timeframe.

Step 4.

If you get selected, we will invite you to an informal meeting to get to know each other better.

Step 5.

All applicants will be notified by email about the results of the selection process.

NEPAL

4-20 weeks
Kathmandu

During the volunteering period, you will be able to join a wide range of activities, such as:

  • exploring the Nepalese community by getting to know the local food, music, festivals, religion, etc.
  • trips to UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Nepal;
  • exchanging good practices with the locals, especially with young people;
  • knowledge-sharing with the local community;
  • networking, making new connections;
  • discovering a beautiful and unique country that few people had the chance to visit so far.

Participating in this programme will bring you plenty of benefits, both on your personal and professional side. Therefore, we expect that you will:

  • develop your communication skills;
  • practice your foreign language skills, together with learning basic words and phrases in Nepalese language;
  • learn how to adapt in a totally new and challenging environment;
  • step out of your comfort zone and acquire new skills and knowledge.

While being in Nepal, you will have the chance to leave your mark on the local community. We strongly believe that you will improve the quality of life for the local community by:

  • helping young people develop their foreign language competences by practicing together with them the basics of English and any other language that you speak;
  • providing useful knowledge for the youth sector that can help them improve their life skills, facilitating their transition into adulthood;
  • improving the quality of life for the local population by making any kind of donations for the people in need;
  • giving the chance to young people to become entrepreneurs by teaching them useful skills related to leadership, time management and marketing.

In order to be enrolled in this volunteering programme, you will have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • provide a clean criminal record;
  • speak English at a conversational level;
  • have a valid travel insurance with international coverage;
  • actively participate in all the scheduled activities which are part of the volunteering programme.

To participate in this volunteering programme, each volunteer is expected to pay a participation fee of 1,599 DKK/week. The fee has to be paid in full before the start date of the volunteering programme.

The participation fee includes:

  • accommodation at a local family’s house close to Kathmandu;
  • daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner);
  • Wi-Fi internet;
  • cultural trips;
  • mentoring and support from the hosting organization
  • guidance on planning your trip.

The participation fee does NOT include:

  • flights to Nepal;
  • travel insurance;
  • additional cultural trips, outside the programme;
  • other personal expenses.

To support the volunteers, we are able to offer the following discounts:

  • 10% OFF if you bring another volunteer with you and you both choose the same start & end date for the volunteering programme (the discount applies to both of you);
  • 20% OFF if you bring two other volunteers with you and all 3 of you choose the same start date for the volunteering programme (the discount applies to all three of you);

In addition, a further discount of 5% is given to all volunteers aged 31 years old or younger.

TANZANIA

During your time in Tanzania you can choose one of the following areas to volunteer in:

  • Project Development Coordinator – Are you strong at identifying potential chances for improvement, laying out and executing plans, and creating connections. Moreover,

    you will be a key part of successful growth of both the project itself, as well as the local communities.   You will be responsible for efficiently generating resources and providing assistance to our partners in order to help effectively fulfill the needs of the children this project serves.

  • Medical Assistant – Is access to medical care important to you? Do you enjoy working with a team? Are you driven to gain more hands-on experience in the medical field, while also creating positive change around you? If so, our Medical Assistant (MA) volunteer program might be right for you!
    You will be working alongside licensed clinicians who are on the frontline of making positive changes and improving the healthcare standards in Tanzania.

Participating in this programme will bring you plenty of benefits, both on your personal and professional side. Therefore, we expect that you will:

  • develop your communication skills and interact with people from different cultures;
  • practice your foreign language skills;
  • learn how to adapt in a totally new and challenging environment;
  • step out of your comfort zone and acquire new skills and knowledge.

While being in Tanzania, you will have the chance to leave your mark on the local community. We strongly believe that you will improve the quality of life for the local community by:

  • helping young people to develop themselves by empowering and motivating them throughout your volunteering programme; 
  • providing useful knowledge for the youth sector that can help them improve their life skills, facilitating their transition into adulthood;
  • improving the quality of life for the local population by making any kind of donations for the people in need;
  • giving the chance to young people to discover new cultures, practice their English and develop their intercultural communication skills.

Before applying to join this volunteering programme  you will have to fulfill several formal requirements:

  • provide a clean criminal record;
  • speak English at a conversational level;
  • have a valid travel insurance with international coverage;
  • actively participate in all the scheduled activities which are part of the volunteering programme.

To participate in this volunteering programme, each volunteer is expected to contribute with a participation fee that varies depending on the duration of the stay. Nonetheless, the fee has to be paid in full before the start date of the volunteering programme.

The participation fee INCLUDES:

  • Full accommodation with 3 meals per day during your stay;
  • Transportation from the airport to the volunteer house and from the volunteer house to the airport;
  • The working visa;
  • Full coordination before departure;
  • Processing and covering of the administrative work;
  • Management and coordination of the volunteer by the Selfless Solutions’ team in Tanzania;
  • Donation to Selfless Solutions’s projects.

The participation fee does NOT include:

  • flights to Tanzania;
  • travel insurance;
  • additional cultural trips, outside the programme;
  • other personal expenses.

The participation fee varies depending on the length of your volunteering period, as it follows below:

  • 4 weeks: 999€
  • 5 weeks: 1.141€
  • 6 weeks: 1.283€
  • 7 weeks: 1.425€
  • 8 weeks: 1.567€
  • 9 weeks: 1.709€
  • 10 weeks: 1.850€
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