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Foreign and Commonwealth Revised Advice for Volunteers

11 Nov 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have recently revised and updated their advice for gap travellers, volunteers and adventure travellers.

Key points include:

  • plan ahead
  • stay up to date
  • for volunteers: check the background and legitimacy of the volunteer organisation you are joining; consider the impact and ethics of the work you will be involved in especially where it involves working with children and in particular within orphanages
  • for adventure travellers: look into safety standards; find out what emergency and contingency plans there are
  • look into insurance details
  • stay safe
  • stay in touch.

Find the full report here.