FAQ

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH KIVOLEX

Apart from providing some of the most affordable, quality volunteer programs available, we provide our volunteers with an experience that covers those aspects that make the volunteer experience as fulfilling as possible;– Maximizing the volunteer’s participation

– Allowing the volunteer to make optimal use of his/her competencies

– Assuring the volunteers can also have their fair share of FUN (we aim for a healthy ratio of efficient help: spirited play)

– Assuring safety, accommodation and food hygiene standards are met.

In summary: Assuring the volunteer to have had the most fulfilling experience both for him/her self and those that he/she volunteered with. We are also one of the few international organizations that offer its services in English, French, and Spanish.

WHY PAY TO VOLUNTEER

Why should you pay when you’re offering your skills? Staying with either a host family or local NGO the fees cover food, accommodation, orientation, airport pickup and salaries of staff that are there for you to help you along the way. Volunteering is actually free but the coat goes to cover above mentioned services.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM AGE TO VOLUNTEER

As of the moment you submit your application you must be 18 years old or above. There is no maximum age.

HOW CAN I BE ASSURED THAT I WILL BE SAFE

We go through an extensive checklist and only choose those organizations that meet our strict criteria. We join the program, try the food, and sleep at  a home-stay or volunteer house. We use the public transport, visit the nearby cities or towns, evaluate the project staff, hence you can be assured that all safety measures are met.

YOUR PREPARATION

Upon signing up for a program, a kivolex staff member will be allocated to assist you throughout your stay. He or she will send you an information package with information ranging from health and safety to VISA issues and more. Furthermore, you will have a meeting with your KIVOLEX mentor prior to departure where safety, program immersion, and further details are discussed. These meetings generally occur via Skype or telephone.

COMMUNICATION WITH YOU

Throughout your stay, should you have any issues, our staff will be available to assist you at any time.

DO I NEED TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE?

For all our programs it is obligatory to have travel medical insurance throughout your stay. This must include emergency evacuation. Check out this page for more information about travel insurance.
WILL THERE BE OTHER VOLUNTEERS?
Yes, apart from extremely exceptional situations, you will always be in the company of at least a handful of other international volunteers that you will see on a daily basis either at the program you are working on, or where you will be living.

HOW CAN I PAY PROGRAM FEE?

You can use WorldRemit as a payment system. WorldRemit is making the world a bit better by helping to make the financial system fair. They offer the lowest cost and fairest way of transferring money internationally. Because they don’t add any hidden costs like Banks you will Transfer money overseas up to 8x cheaper than banks. We believe in transparency and keeping a volunteer program as affordable as possible for our volunteers.