First of all we want to thank you for your trust in Volunteer World and admire your sense of responsibility and commitment. We support all our volunteers affected by the travel restrictions due to the corona pandemic and are doing whatever we can to help you postpone and reschedule volunteer plans to a more appropriate time. 

In light of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our volunteers and local partners comes first. We monitor the situation and all updates from the CDC and local health authorities regularly to provide you with the most updated information. 

We also have the best interest of our local partners at heart. Volunteer organizations worldwide are struggling due to the travel effects of the travel restriction and need all the support they can get. This is why we encourage volunteers to continue booking and simply postpone their trips to when it's safe to travel.

Can I book a Volunteer Program in times of COVID-19 (Corona)?

The travel restrictions are temporary and volunteer organizations really need our continued support in these difficult times. This is why we encourage volunteers to book now and travel later this or next year. This means you can already now make reservations for meaningful travel for the time after the travel restrictions. Besides, with Volunteer World you book with a high level of flexibility (Flex Option) and you can change your plans at no costs!

 >> Find out more about why it's safe to book even in times of COVID-19

Early Bird Deals 2021

Get your Early Bird discount until July 31st. Enjoy up to 25% for your meaningful trip with many volunteer organizations in 2021.

Get more flexibility with our new Gift Cards

Another good option is to buy a gift card. If you are still unsure when and where you want to travel, this is the best way to start planning your next meaningful trip.

>> Current promotions for our gift cards can be found here

What do I do if I've booked a Volunteer Program but can't travel?

We know you were looking forward to your amazing trip. You spent months reading up on the destinations and scoured Instagram and Pinterest for days. You were ready to go. And then Covid-19 happened. We understand and share your disappointment, and we promise we’re here for you now, and when this passes.

One of the perks of booking through Volunteer World is that we have a Flex Option and your booking is never lost. Our Flex Options allows you to postpone your trip or transfer your deposit to any other volunteer program on our platform. You can do this at anytime. There's no deadline and no extra charge.

>> Find out more about how you can postpone or change a program in times of COVID-19

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our live chat team. We are here to support your volunteer journey in the most sustainable way and appreciate your understanding in these difficult times.

-Kindness is Contagious-

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