When should I apply?
Our advice would always be to apply as soon as you know that you want to do something. Our placements can be quite competitive at times, and so we would hate for you to miss out.
Our booking process is quite simple and doesn’t commit you to anything. We would suggest that you book as soon as you know that you are keen, and then we can call you to move things forward. This will start off with an informal chat, and we will tell you then how many places we have remaining on your project of interest.
If you are keen to volunteer in the summer holidays period, we would advise booking as soon as possible. Our projects can fill up quickly for the months from June to September in particular. As we will only take a limited number of people on each project, which is based on the need of volunteers or workers, this means that sometimes our places can be quite coveted!
The ideal time to be booking summer volunteering projects would be before February of the year that you want to go away. We do however often have last minute availability, so you should always ask if you are booking later than this.
We are more than happy to take last-minute bookings on all of our projects, subject to availability. Do bear in mind that you should be aiming to book at least 4 weeks before departure to allow for any visa arrangements, vaccines and to be able to get some good deals on flights.
To see a full list of all of our last-minute projects, have a look at our last-minute bookings webpage.