Volunteer safety

When you volunteer overseas with InterVol project you can be confident that:

  • We have carried out a specific risk assessment to identify any potential risks to health, safety and security, as well as mitigate and prevent these risks.
  • We have consulted with your host organisation and the previous group of volunteers to monitor and update risk assessments annually.
  • There will be a designated local partner representative to help you in any emergency.
  • You will be briefed thoroughly on how to stay healthy and safe during your stay as part of our compulsory international volunteering training days.
  • You will receive ongoing project-specific support from your project coordinator on what country-specific health precautions you may need to take.
  • At least two volunteers per group will be trained in first aid and there will be access to first aid kits on-site.
  • We monitor political and security developments carefully and pay very close attention to Foreign Office travel advice from www.gov.uk.
  • We do not work in areas that the UK government advises against travel to.
  • InterVol has public liability and emergency assistance insurance as per Charity Commission recommendations for volunteers going overseas; please note that volunteers are required to obtain their own personal travel insurance policy.