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Who goes on this programme?

To join this project you will need to be aged between 18-27 year olds. The group size can be up to 24- so plenty of new friends to make!

Do I need any qualifications or experience?

You do not need any specific qualifications. However, we are looking for volunteers to be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to carry out practical and physical tasks.

When should I apply?

We recommend you book as soon as you can as spaces are available on a first come first served basis. Generally, the latest date we can consider your application is 6 weeks before your UK departure date.

What is a police check?

As part of our responsible approach, each participant must provide a police background check before they travel. For this programme the required check is called an ACPO Police Certificate. Information on how to apply for this can be found on the ACPO Police Certificates page. The check costs £45 for a 10 day process. Once received you should send the original document to BUNAC. If you already hold a CRB from an existing or recent employer issued within 3 months we can accept this as an alternative to the ACPO Certificate.

Flights, Visas and Insurance

Do you help me to book flights?

BUNAC’s preferred travel agent is STA Travel and they will be able to help you book your flights to and from Borneo.
You can call STA Travel on the BUNAC dedicated phone number 0871 468 0666 or get in touch at bunac@statravel.co.uk
If you’d prefer to make alternative plans then you’re more than welcome to as long as you arrive in time for the start of the orientation. Please make sure you provide BUNAC with proof of your return trip so that we can arrange your airport pick up.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. BUNAC’s fully comprehensive insurance policy has been arranged with Endsleigh, one of the UK’s leading insurance companies. The BUNAC policy is compulsory for this programme. You can find out more about the insurance here.

Do I need a visa?

Yes, you will need a visa. We will discuss this with you when you have booked onto the project

Volunteer placement

How many hours will I work?

Generally you will work between 6 - 8 hours each day with project work and cultural exchange experiences. You may need to expect the odd change to the daily schedule in response to local events and weather etc.

How much spending money should I take?

The programme includes food and accommodation, so it’s possible to get by with very little spending money. You may want to budget for some spending money during your weekends off and extra food/ drink not included.

Can I go for less than the minimum time?

The programme is available for either 6 or 10 weeks. However, if you join the 6 week programme you may be able to transfer on to the longer programme while in Ecudador (for an extra fee).

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Contact Information

BUNAC Travel Services
Priory House, 6 Wrights Lane
London, W8 6TA
Phone: 033 3999 7516


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