Vocational Impact provides authentic, safe and comfortable accommodation to you while you are on placement.
The best way to immerse yourself in any new culture and experience is to live with locals and how the locals live. You will be provided with local food, cooked by local people and this is a great way to learn about the culinary treats of the country you are visiting.
Each cottage has spacious bedrooms (mixed and single sex), bathrooms and a living area where you can socialise with other Vocational Impact volunteers from around the world, after all, this is your home away from home. You will also be able to prepare food, with a fridge/freezer and kettle.
WIFI is provided for all volunteers where it is possible. You will be able to store valuables in a safe in the project office for extra peace of mind. Laundry services are provided once a week for volunteers.
✔ Transportation – Airport drop off and collection. Plus all placement related transport (to and from partner NGOs)
✔ Accommodation – You will stay in a fit for purpose, private shared volunteer cottage.
✔ Meals – You will have breakfast, lunch, dinner prepared daily for you (*except Durban)
✔ In-country dedicated volunteer coordinator available 24/7 to you
✔︎ Weekly laundry and housekeeping
✔ Internet (WIFI)
✔︎ 30 + hours of interactive cross-cultural training and practice
✔︎ 24/7 international support
✔︎ Weekends off for travel opportunities
One of the most exciting parts of volunteering a new country and culture, is the people you will meet. All our accommodation is private, but you will share with other volunteers, students and professionals from around the world.
This is a great way to make new friends for life, travel and explore the country together, plan trips and support each other. Many of our locations offer multiple placement opportunities, so this is also a great way to meet others who are focusing on a different area to you.
You will be part of a pop-up team, and you are all there to make a difference. Your housemates will become your in-country family. There is also space to find some space to be alone, to write your diary and to catch up with friends and family back home.
All our project locations offer experienced local-employed support staff. You will be taken care of from the minute you touch down at the airport, with a friendly face there to greet you in arrivals.
You will be transported to your accommodation and project and introduced to the local staff.
Our in-country team will go above and beyond to ensure your every need is met, and will go out of their way to help you plan any trips, or make adjustments to your placement and accommodation if required.
There will be a housekeeper, and cook staying on location, and we can cater for most dietary needs, please talk to us before departure about this in more detail.