Frequently Asked Questions
Who volunteers with Reliance Volunteer Interchange?
Individuals, couples, families, groups, students and professional people all volunteer.
What skills or qualifications do I need to volunteer?
None, just the desire to help others. Preferred language is English. Most medical and health placements require a medical background.
Will I be working with other volunteers?
Generally yes, but depends on the time of year and location of placement.
What countries do the volunteers come from?
We have volunteers from all over the world, but most come from North America, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Can I volunteer if I am under 18 years of age?
Yes, if you are volunteering with your family.
When do your programs start?
Programs are flexibly offered throughout the year. Volunteers choose their starting and ending dates.
How long do the programs last?
Our program duration is from two weeks up to five months.
Can I volunteer for more than one program or destination?
Yes, contact us before starting your program.
What about travel vaccinations and travel insurance?
They are not required but recommended.
Can I arrive in country before the start date of my program?
Yes, but you will have to make arrangements on your own. RVI is here to help as well.
Where will I live while I am volunteering?
In the local community with a host family.
What can I do when I am not volunteering?
You will have plenty of time for relaxation and leisure time. In general volunteers tend to visit the local countryside and towns, play sports, visit attractions and historical sites.
Can I receive college or university credit for volunteering?
Yes, you can receive credit for RVI volunteer projects such as internships or practicums. Contact your school. RVI will provide any documentation requested by your college or university.
What is the application process?
Contact RVI for details.
Why should I volunteer with Reliance Volunteer Interchange?
RVI is committed to providing the best volunteer programs for a safe, affordable and exciting volunteering experience of your life.