Volunteer Alliance is shaking up the volunteering industry by connecting international Volunteers directly to Community Based Organizations. See How it Works for more information.
Volunteer and Organization Video Testimonials
Listen to some of our Volunteers and Organizations talk about their experience with Volunteer Alliance.
Did Volunteer Alliance help ensure a positive volunteering experience?
Did you feel safe volunteering through Volunteer Alliance?
How has volunteering abroad changed you?
These Volunteer Videos are part of a series. Watch all our Volunteer Videos on our YouTube Channel here.
Why does your organization need volunteers?
Why does your organization work with Volunteer Alliance?
What benefits do you see in volunteers using Volunteer Alliance?
These Organization Videos are part of a series. Watch all our Organization Videos on our YouTube Channel here.
What does a good match look like?
When primary school teacher in training, Jack Tier, from Australia, decided he wanted to combine some practical teaching experience with exploring Thailand, it didn't take him long to find Volunteer Alliance. He was initially attracted by the ease of use and ability to directly connect with Community Based Organizations.
As a student, he was also conscious of paying a fair price. "I just wanted to volunteer my time and skills to children who could benefit", he recalls. After connecting with Thailand Teach through Volunteer Alliance, he spent a "life changing" 2 weeks teaching English to underprivileged children in remote Thailand.
Robert Newton, the manager of Thailand Teach was equally complimentary of the experience. "Jack was very well prepared, easy going, accommodating and patient," he explains. His genuine approach, together with his training and interest in education ensured a good match and quick integration into the community.
When asked what impact Jack made Robert noted that a new perspective has the ability to open people's eyes, question everyday norms and instil a sense curiously in the local community. "Jack was all of that and more." The pair keep in touch and Jack hopes to head back to Thailand Teach in the school holidays.
What you need to do?
To start connecting with Organizations like through Volunteer Alliance:
- Search for an Organization. Our search lets you filter Organizations based on location, causes, accommodation, cost and reviews.
- Create a Volunteer Alliance profile. If you find an Organization you like, you need to create a Volunteer profile so you can contact them - your profile is what the Organization will see - like a CV or Resume.
- Contact the Organization with any questions you have and to request to volunteer! Once you contact the Organization, they will send you a 'Volunteering Request'.
- Pay for your Volunteering Request. Pay the Volunteer Deposit to secure your booking, and the remaining balance 3 weeks before the arrival date of your Volunteering Request.