Where do I start?

Step 1: Research

Check out our Projects and choose the Project you’re most interested in. We have a huge variety of options, from interning in a hospital in Dar es Salaam, to Hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Get in touch with our team. They are experts and can help you decide on the most suitable project, destination, and dates.

Step 2: Applying

Once you’ve made a decision, fill out our application form. You can always apply over the phone if you prefer – either way it will take about 10 mins.

We normally recommend applying at least three months before you’d like to go. However, our staff have been known to perform miracles with short notice, so if in doubt, please give us a call!

If you’re not sure what kind of information we’ll need to complete your application, take a look at our how to apply page.

Step 3: Confirmation

You’ll receive a confirmation email straight after applying, but we then thoroughly check over your application form, just to make sure we have everything we need. This normally takes up to five working days.

You’ll then receive a welcome email and a call from your Volunteer Adviser. They will be assigned to you as your personal point of contact to help with everything before you arrive.

Step 4: Pre-departure

Your Volunteer Adviser will talk you through everything you need to know before you leave. We’ll also send you detailed Emaile. This  contains all the essential pre-departure advice, from kit lists and accommodation information, to resources and lesson plans to prepare for your project.

We’ll also send you through information on applying for your visa, if required. If you’d like us to arrange flights for you, we’ll send through a no obligation quote and help you organize them.

Step 5: Payment

When you apply you only need to pay a deposit of $200. We then ask for the full balance payment one month before your start date. You can pay securely online through our website page, send a bank transfer, or pay over the phone if you prefer.

Step 6: Lift off!

We’ll give you a final call before you fly, but then all that’s left is for you to board your flight and get ready for an adventure.

Step 7: Arrival and induction

Our staff will meet you at the airport when you arrive, holding a RONPU sign. They’ll take you to your accommodation and let you settle in.

They’ll then give you a thorough induction and safety briefing, so that you get to know the local town and have everything you need. Then on your second day they’ll introduce you to your colleagues at your placement.

Step 8: Have the experience of a lifetime

Now it’s over to you. You’ll meet new friends, learn new things, and be part of a long-term impact. Our staff will be on hand to help you and you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.

Want to know more?

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