Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Visa related FAQ
Do I need visa?
Yes you need a visa which you can either receive pre-arrival or on-arrival to your destination country, we would strongly recommend before applying for your visa please consider the following factors: Nationality and place of residence and length of stay. And all volunteers must ensure they have a passport which is valid at least for 6 month from entry.
Purpose of travel: we recommend you to state your purpose of travel as vacation or tourism when asked by immigration officials.
Length of stay: Our volunteer programs normally last from 1 week to 12weeks.
Will Volunteer FDIP help me on visa on arrival process?
We can provide you necessary advices. But we recommend you prepare all visa procedures from your home country.
What about my flights and transit?
You will have to provide your flight details to our program coordinator at least 1 week before you fly for project destination.
Can you help me to get cheap tickets??
No, applicants are supposed to deal with their airway fares themselves.
Will you manage my returns flight?
Normally volunteer manage their return flight themselves. In some circumstances, if help needed, we can help you manage your trips back to your home.
Safety related FAQ's
How safe is Volunteer FDIP programs?
Safety is priority of Volunteer FDIP. Your security is our concern so we assure you a safe volunteering but meanwhile you should also stay within the safety protocols and rules of the organization and your local hosts.
Is it easy to keep in touch with my family and friends?
Yes off course, you can call and chat with your family and friends through phone and internet. Every hosts of our programs have internet and wifi connections available.
Phone: You can bring your own mobile phone , you just have to make sure your phone is country unlocked so that you can use the sim cards of hosting countries.
Internet: We have free Wi-Fi facilities in our hostels and host families from where you can chat with your friends and family. You can also use mobile data to make sure you are connected internet even while you are traveling away from host families.
Do I need vaccinations before traveling?
There are different vaccine requirements as per the country you are traveling to. Please refer to the vaccination recommendation from CDC to stay updated with vaccine.
Fee related FAQ's
What am I paying for?
From the moment you visit our website till the time you arrive to our project and return satisfied, there are few of our technical and field staffs working for your service to make your experience trouble free and convenient.
The registration fee you pay goes to our office account which you are paying for our technical staffs and field staffs working to make the process run smoothly.
You pay the programs fees entirely for the host families or specific project you've applied for. Besides this you will need to pay for airport pickup, meal and accommodation too.
Is travel insurance included in program fee?
No, program fee does not include Travel Insurance. However, travel insurance is something we recommend you to get.
Is program fees and registration fees are refundable?
In certain condition it can be refundable. Please visit our Terms and Condition page.
Can I pay my program fee on arrival?
Yes ,you can pay your program fee on arrival. However, if you are not convenient carrying cash, you can make the payment online as well.
Is there a discount for returning volunteers or registering on multiple FDIP programs?
We don't have these provisions but you can talk with our project manager we hope you will get handsome discounts.
How can I be convinced that FDIP is legitimate volunteer organization ?
Volunteer FDIP is highly rated and reviewed program, we have been operating since 2024 and over the 9 years of journey we have hosted and enrolled hundreds of volunteers.
You can read the reviews from our participants from here.
Why choose FDIP for volunteering?
Volunteer FDIP is most affordable and genuine volunteer organization. Projects can offer you feel good moments of selflessly helping other and also to have spiritual and peaceful moments of mindfulness.
You can read more reasons to choose Volunteer FDIP from here.
What is History of Volunteer FDIP?Volunteer FDIP was founded on 2014. Initially, many volunteers signed up to join the program in Nepal to help the survivors of great earthquake in Nepal. Gradually FDIP added the programs in Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Kenya and other destinations of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Over the 9 years of journey , Volunteer FDIP had enrolled hundreds of happy volunteers from around the world. Explore our history and journey from here.
Can we come in group?
Yes, Volunteer FDIP arranges group project if a group has 5 or more member. We have certain discount on group volunteering.
Can children under the age of 18 volunteer with FDIP?
Children under 18 are not allowed to volunteer with FDIP alone with the parental consent. However, if they are volunteering as part of group (with adult) with family member or guardian then will be accepted.
Can you tell me about my accommodation and meals?
Your accommodation and meals are arranged by Volunteer FDIP host families which we will mention in our brochures for respective programs and destinations for you.
Which language is mandatory? Do I need to be able to speak local languages?
Volunteers with Basic English language are accepted to participate in FDIP program. No you don't have to know the local languages, however learning few words and greeting while you are there can a fun.
Country wise FAQs
- FAQ for Volunteers in Nepal
- FAQ for Volunteers in Sri Lanka
- FAQ for Volunteers in Peru
- FAQ for Volunteers in Ecuador
- FAQ for Volunteers in Costa Rica
- FAQ for Volunteers in Kenya
- FAQ for Volunteers in Guatemala
- FAQ for Volunteers in South Africa
- FAQ for Volunteers in Tanzania
- FAQ for Volunteers in Uganda
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