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FAQ'S

How do I arrange flights?
We work with a very experienced travel agent which organises flights for our volunteers, so you can contact them to help you find the best flight for your trip. They are ATOL bonded and insure your flight tickets against airline failure so you can book with confidence. Make sure you quote Wahoe' so they know you are one of our volunteers. Email: wahoeindia@gmail.com

Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance is essential and Wahoe requires that you have suitable travel insurance. We work with a specialist travel insurance broker called Banner Insurance that arranges travel insurance for Wahoe Volunteers at a special rate. For all the details please email us.wahoecommune@gmail.com

Do I need a visa?
Depending on the country, project and duration you will be travelling for, you may require a tourist or volunteering visa. We send out an information booklet when you apply which provides full details of the requirements and how to apply.

Do I need any immunisations or malaria tablets?
You will probably require some immunizations and for some locations malaria medication is also required. We send out an information booklet when you apply which provides full details of the requirements. You should arrange a visit to your doctor to receive the latest health advice and arrange immunisations. Some immunisations require a series of injections, so this visit should be arranged as soon as possible. Make sure you inform your doctor that you will be volunteering and tell them the nature of your project work so they can advise you accordingly.

Can you help with my other travel plans?
We are always very happy to help advise and our expert team has in-depth knowledge of all the locations we send volunteers to. We also work with a very experienced travel agent which organises tour. Once volunteers are booked onto a Wahoe project, we send a link which contains details of these tours and Wahoe volunteers receive a special discounted rate

Do I Have To Be a Professional in a Particular Field?
Usually you don't. Some very skilled work may demand some professional qualifications, but usually organisations offer training to enable you to do the work.

When Can I Come?
You can come anytime or in any season, its up to you when you want to come.

What do I expect to do?
Almost anything you want to do or can think of! You can volunteer to farm organically, build houses, write a magazine, judge criminals as a magistrate or fix computers. You can join with us to cater for every interest and minority group imaginable.

How to start?
Before contacting organisation it is a good idea to think about what you would like to do in terms of the acitivity and type of projects you would like to work for. At the same time consider how much time you are able to give up. Once you have applied, we will send you details of your placement usually within 10 working days.

Will I work alone or would there be a team?
Yes, at Meaningful Journeys you are welcome to join alone,with a friend, family or in a group. We offer special discounted fee for family and group bookings. If you are comfortable with a team you can gladly work with them.

Is there any programme during the festival season?
Yes, We arrange many of projects during festival season. Please send us email for furthur information.

Can i come with spouse or with family?
Yes, Couples and groups are invited. But it should be noted that Wahoe India does not give any guarantee to provide private accommodation for couples in rural areas. Elder children who are independent will be considered on a case by case basis.

When and how do I pay the program fee?
You have to pay the program fee on the day of your arrival or on the morning after, to the Project Coordinator of Wahoe India in US$ (or the equivalent in GB Pounds, Euros or Indian Rupees) cash.

What support and guidance I expect?
Wahoe India takes every measure to make your volunteer project enjoyable, meaningful and memorable. During your volunteer program you will work along with our full time staff who are very much familiar with local people and village environment. They will give you every information and guidance wherever necessary. Moreover, the management of Wahoe India will be in continuous contact with you via internet or phone as long as you are in our Project.

What is included in the fee?
When you register yourself for volunteer program, you would be entitled to get the following.
:: Food: All meals are provided to you. The major part of the food will be the local Indian cuisine.
:: Accommodation: All the volunteers will be provided with a neat, comfortable and hygienic accommodation.
:: Though it is not possible to provide luxurious facilities in rural India, the atmosphere would be friendly and enjoyable.

What should I pack?
You can carry your clothes, medicines, everyday needs. You can also carry cash enough for your personal expenses for a fortnight. However, ATM's are available in plenty.

Will I have any free time to visit or see some sights?
Everyday after the work is over you'll have the evenings to yourself. There will be plenty of time to explore the city of your placement. You can utilize weekends for in-country travel.

If I have less or more time to spend?
This is really up to you. You can find volunteering that only takes an hour or a month - there's a trend towards short-term volunteering requiring minimal commitment. Having said that, obviously the less time you have the harder it can be to find something that's right for you. You can volunteer at any time of the week, day or night. While much volunteering takes place in office hours, you can volunteer at evenings and weekends too, again depending on what you want to do.

For more details and queries please contact our office coordinators at
wahoecommune@gmail.com