FAQ for Volunteers
ICVolunteers is a network organization, linking knowledge with needs. Its network includes over 10,000 individuals, volunteers and partners worldwide, speaking 155 different languages and residing in over 189 countries. We are an inclusive organization, open to all people regardless of race, nationality, religion, sex, education or physical ability. For legal reasons, we require written authorization from a parent or legal guardian for volunteers under 18 years old.
Volunteers are asked to indicate their availability prior to a project. We will elaborate our schedules according to the volunteer's availability. Once a volunteer commits to participate in a project, s/he has a moral obligation to do so. Volunteers must contact us to let us know any changes of availability prior to the event, so a replacement can be found.
Before starting to work with ICVolunteers, candidates are invited to fill in our registration form specifying, among other relevant information, their skills, motivations and expectations. A personal interview following this registration may be necessary to develop an individualized plan for your activities. If you would like to apply for one of our longer-term volunteer opportunities or for an intership, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org .
At the beginning of every major project, we organize an information / training session for volunteers. For international volunteers going to another country, we provide both pre-departure and onsite training. The training includes technical information related to volunteer activities as well as a general introduction to the subject of the project, conference or event. Volunteers are required to attend the training, as those who are not adequately trained may not be able to participate in activities.
If desired, volunteers receive a certificate of participation at the end of a project. For long-term volunteering and internships this is automatic.
We cannot pay volunteers. Volunteers provide assistance on the condition that they are not financially compensated for their time. Expenses (transportation, accommodation, etc.) may be paid on prior agreement only.