OVERSEAS VOLUNTARY WORK HANDBOOK 2017
As part of it commitment to support volunteers and voluntary organisations, the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector has published this Handbook as a practical resource for volunteers giving voluntary service with organisations working on projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The aim of this Handbook is to help both the Voluntary Organisations which are planning their project overseas as well as the individual volunteer who is preparing to join a volunteer project overseas. It is natural that the volunteer who will be undertaking the first volunteering experience abroad, and is likely to feel anxious before the start of one’s travel.
It is important that as part of the preparation, the volunteers should address their expectations as early in the planning phase as possible. This Handbook intends to ease any anxiousness one may have regarding expectations and also guide both the Voluntary Organisations and individual volunteers in their preparation phase, so as to facilitate a successful and safe experience for all involved.