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BUNAC was established in 1962 and is today recognized as a market leader in coordinating high quality, ethical volunteering programs abroad. With over 50 years’ experience, and now providing volunteering programs in Asia, BUNAC’s expertise in establishing sustainable volunteer projects is unrivaled.
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Prior to departure, volunteers have an informal orientation interview with one of our staff. This ensures that volunteers have the opportunity to ask any questions they have and to tell us all about their skills, experiences and preferences, so we can be confident that the program is right for them. You will be contacted with finalized details of the project and accommodation 2-4 weeks before departure to ensure that there is time for the volunteer to prepare.
Volunteers are met at the airport by our local partners and given a week orientation, through which they are introduced to local culture and customs and given all the essential details about life on the project. BUNAC’s in-country partners ensure that the projects run smoothly and that volunteers are happy and safe. Our partners offer 24/7 support to all volunteers and are available to address any concerns or problems that may arise. BUNAC will also be in regular contact from the USA, and volunteers are free to phone or email our office with questions while abroad
Projects are found by our in-country partners, who are able to identify local needs. It is important that we are not taking away jobs from local people, but instead are adding new skills and experience to share with the community. Working closely with our in-country partners, we are able to ensure that our projects are carefully monitored, that volunteers can make a real contribution and that the resources are in place to ensure that volunteers work in a safe, secure environment.
WYSE Work Abroad
BUNAC is a founding member of WYSE Work Abroad, a trade organization that has over 150 members from 40 countries. All members adhere to a Code of Conduct, providing quality work abroad and volunteer programs that protect the welfare of participants around the world.