YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.
Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome
Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet
where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator
for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well
as while you're on your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide
and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching
Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all
we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome,
elegant and beautiful country.
As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're
used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should
be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our
destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!
On Arrival, Your Introduction to the Country
When you arrive, you'll be welcomed by Ronn. She is the Volunteer Co-ordinator,
assisting Albert, our Malaysia Manager. Ronn
will take you to your accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, where you will spend the first
couple days of your trip. She will show you the nearby facilities such as banks,
pharmacy, food and beverage outlets etc.
Albert will give you an evening induction (so you will be free to do some activities
during the daytime). You will then be taken to your project and accommodation and
introduced to everyone concerned. You will be made to feel very welcome by all!
Our projects in Malaysia (particularly the Orang-Utan Centre, which you must
visit(!) are very popular and you are sure to have a wonderful time during your
stay in Sabah. Your adventure
has begun :-)
VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE
As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travellers Worldwide is committed to all
our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults
from harm. Read Travellers' Child Care and Vulnerable Adults Policy.