WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once you pay the registration fee, we can start getting the ball rolling! We will send out your volunteer pack and start getting all the logistics arranged, but most importantly get your fund raising set up!
WHATS INCLUDED IN MY VOLUNTEER PACK?
We will also send out the following to you: - Travelteer programme handbook - Travelteer T-shirt - Travelteer wristband - Travelteer bookmarker - 100% Financial Protection - 24/7 International support
WHY SHOULD I PAY A REGISTRATION FEE?
Unfortunately to do what we do, we have expenses. In order to cover our UK operation costs we require volunteers to pay a registration fee of £159. We try to keep our overheads to a minimum to keep the registration fee as low as possible!
The Volunteer House has all basic essentials. Each room has its own fan, mosquito net and bedding is provided. We have 6 bed (same sex) dorms. All rooms have their own western toilet facilities. Option to upgrade to A/C.
From Monday to Friday you will be served three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). At weekends we serve only breakfast as you can use this time to explore the local sights or go on a mini adventure!
Transport will be provided to and from projects (Monday – Friday). The majority of projects are located in the local vicinity, usually around 20 - 30 minutes drive from your accommodation.
The only upfront cost is the registration fee (£159). The living cost & tour can be paid via installments throughout the year. All remaining balances need settling 30 days before you depart for your trip.
We will arrange all your transport requirements during your pre-departure call. With all airport transfers, our drivers will come and meet you both at the airport and when collecting for departure. Shared transport runs on Sunday (£30/pp). If you arrive on a different day we can arrange private transfer. If you are doing the tour, your airport pickup is included.
FLIGHTS & TRAVEL INSURANCE
The best place to look for cheap flight is SkyScanner. Here you can compare different flight options. Flights typically cost £400 - £500 for a return flight to Colombo. Remember you can claim for a flight re-imbursement to cover the cost, so get fund raising!! We recommend AXA travel insurance which costs around £30 per month.
VISA & DBS
If you’re doing either the English & Sports programme we require participants to obtain a DBS (criminal background check). Travelteer provides a service to obtaining a DBS which costs £30 per applicant. We also offer a Visa service for 30 days in Sri Lanka which costs £40 per applicant.