How the Application Process Works
Our application process is fast, easy and free.
It is also non-competitive. So, if there is a placement that can use the help of someone with your background and skills, you are accepted.
You simply complete our online application letting us know about your background, skills and interests. This information is sent to our staff in the country that you choose, and they will get to work putting together a custom list of exactly which placements they think would be a good match for you.
Once you receive this list you can read a huge amount of information about each potential placement.
There are details about exactly what each placement is looking for from a volunteer including a list of tasks that they are trying to accomplish.
There is also quite a lot of background information about the organization including when they were founded, how they are funded and exactly which community or group they serve.
You can read about the area where the placement is located, the living conditions in the area, whether or not you would have to live with a host family in order to work there and view on a Google Map the location of the placement, the nearest emergency medical center and the distance from our BaseCamp Center in the country.
Once you have your placement options, we suggest that you setup either a Google Hangout or a Skype call with our staff overseas. (A member of our Head Office team would be happy to join the call as well if you wish). This way you can speak directly with the staff who will be working with you during your time overseas. You can ask them your questions about each placement directly and learn about your options while also determining if you feel comfortable with us and our team.
Once you have reviewed your options and met our team, you can then make a decision as to whether or not you are comfortable volunteering with us.
If you decide to volunteer with BaseCamp, you will be able to choose whether or not you want us to provide in-country support.
If you would only like us to help you make arrangements with your placement, then we are happy to do that. This option would only require our registration fee of 250 USD.
If you would prefer to have our staff meet you at the airport when you arrive, provide an orientation and make arrangements for your accommodation and meals, our regular program fees cover all of that and more. Have a look at the Program Fees page to see exactly how much that would cost.
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