What happens next?

If you’ve decided that you would like to start exploring overseas volunteering options, you’ll be pleased to know that the process is straightforward with only four basic steps:

 

  1. Consultation: Through a telephone call with an experienced member of the AfID team we will discuss the many opportunities available to you, your motivations for volunteering and any concerns you may have to get an in-depth understanding of your ideal assignment. Just let us know when is a convenient time to call.
     

  2. Registration form: Our online form covers your availability, location & partner preferences, professional qualifications, skills, work & travel experience and any budget constraints. This information will help us create assignment options that fit your unique profile.
     

  3. First instalment & assignment options: When you are happy to proceed and commit to an assignment, we will request payment of the first instalment of the placement fee. Our experienced programmes team will then begin to create your three or four bespoke assignment options. We will talk you through these options, answer any assignment specific questions and provide you with all the information you need to decide which assignment resonates most and where you think you will be able to have greatest impact.
     

  4. Preparation and ongoing support: Upon confirmation of your preferred assignment we will introduce you to your hosts via (email& Skype), past volunteers and their reports and assist you with all the necessary logistical arrangements. In the run up to your assignment we will provide you with a range of useful materials to help you prepare and whilst on assignment our programmes team will be in regular contact with you and your hosts to ensure your wellbeing and the assignment’s success.
     

Do you provide training?
 
If you are considering an overseas volunteer assignment &/or a career in International Development and you would like to find out more about the role of the accountant and how your skills can make a difference, we strongly recommend attending one of AfID's Workshops. It’s a really good day and gives an excellent insight into what life on assignment might really be like; the challenges you may come across and how to best utilise your skills. Click here for more information.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the process please do not hesitate to contact us.