FAQ [before volunteering]

 

Why should I volunteer?

 Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on the children and the  community.

Volunteering is ultimately about helping others and having an impact on people’s wellbeing.

 Simple actions can have a big impact.

 

But did you know that it can have many benefits for you too?

 Here are some reasons to volunteer:

New experiences

Meeting a diverse range of people

Learning about another culture

Motivation and sense of achievement

Be part of the community

Learn or develop a new skill

Boost your career options



Do I need any specific skills to volunteer with WINS?

We believe that volunteers have something special to contribute.

Our projects can accommodate all levels of skills and experiences.

 

You can help by doing all kinds of activities and sharing your personal talents and gifts with the children of the WINS Learning Centers.

The communication language in our Learning Centers is English, and all lessons are in English, so good English, spoken and written is essential!



Do you have a minimum or maximum age for volunteers?

 You must at least be 18 years old to volunteer. We welcome students, working professionals, 50+ volunteers, families, and groups from around the world!



Why should I participate in an international internship?

As the workplace is becoming increasingly global, companies are demanding international experience, cultural competency, and skills in a global environment.
We believe that the perspectives, skills, and knowledge gained through an internship abroad can be essential for your studies and career path.

Through learning and giving back, you’ll set yourself apart as an experienced and international-minded professional when you engage in meaningful experiences abroad.



How far in advance do I need to apply?

We do not have a deadline for volunteer applications and registrations, but our advice is the sooner the better. Two month before the arrival date is appreciated.

This way, we can make you a “made to measurement" arrangement, along with all the necessary logistics such as arranging a visa.

Also, the Learning Center of your choice, may still have vacancies.
As soon as you apply, our Volunteer Coordinator will  contact you and will help you prepare for your volunteer trip.
The Volunteer Coordinator is also on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have and to collect all the required information from you before you depart. In order to avoid disappointment, please apply on line and register as soon as possible.



Can I choose a specific Learning Center, where I would like to volunteer?

In the Application form you can tell us the Learning Center you’re interested in, and we will try to match you.

However, depending your activities and skills, VIP- International will determinate in which of Learning Centre your activities are most needed. You can be assigned to any Learning Centre.

VIP reserves the right to move you to another Learning Center, based on the need for a special project.



Is there any minimum or maximum volunteer period?

The minimum volunteer period is 4 weeks. This helps providing consistency for the children, which is important for their development. 

There maximum period you can stay  is 6 months at the time, due to visa regulations. 



How do I prepare?

By downloading the Information book for Volunteers.

Here you will find useful information, such as the next steps to take to apply for Voluntary work, information about the WINS foundation,  information about culture, history and all you need to know to prepare.

 

And of course, you can also like the VIP- International face book page: VIP-International, e in Java and Bali.

If you Like the fan page, you will be informed regularly about the Learning Centers, volunteers and projects.

The local Education Manager will help determine the best activities, location and start dates for you. Once you enrol, you’ll be invited to our Wins Shared Volunteer Documentation on the Internet, with curriculums for you to prepare and use.



What should I wear while volunteering at the Learning Centers?

You will dress appropriately whilst on location. Both men and women have to cover the shoulders and wear mid-length clothing.



Can I volunteer if I have a disability?

If you have a disability or additional needs, that you think may affect your volunteering, then please contact us at info@vip-international.org and we will be happy to explore possibilities.



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