Why choose CVTD Volunteer?
With many different organisations offering volunteering projects, how do you choose between them and find a safe, ethical, meaningful, and exciting volunteering experience with proper support?
CVTD is a specialist non-profit volunteering organisation with over 3 years experience arranging volunteer placements overseas. Read more information about CVTD Volunteer and how it all started.
Don't just take our word for it though - check out our comprehensive volunteer reviews - 95% of CVTD volunteers rate their experience as good or very good.
We are trusted by over 100 people each year who choose to volunteer with CVTD for the reasons below.
(*) Benefits for our volunteers.
Run on a non-profit basis we keep prices as low as possible without compromising our level of support
Volunteer fee levels are set to match costs
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You are a name not a number!
Communicate with the same person - a dedicated volunteer manager for each project
High level of support
CVTD team are all ex-CVTD volunteers
In depth knowledge of the countries and projects we send volunteers to
Experienced local staff on the ground who are there to support you during your time at the project
Independently and carefully selected projects
We only choose genuine projects where there is mutual benefit to the project and volunteers
We are independent so able to select the best volunteering projects
Projects are fully vetted and assessed by CVTD
Projects are visited by a member of the CVTD Vietnam team on a regular basis to ensure we maintain in-depth knowledge of our projects
Carefully considered safety and emergency support
Detailed risk assessments for each project
Full incident management plans
Specialist crisis management insurance
CVTD senior staff on call to fly out for emergencies
Join the CVTD community
300 like-minded volunteers
Be part of a social movement promoting volunteering
(**) Benefits for our projects
Quality volunteers and reduced admin
Receiving volunteers to help with their work – who have been vetted and prepared
Reduced admin compared to having to directly recruit volunteers - so they can focus on their core charitable aims
Our projects receive finance to cover costs of receiving volunteers and help fund their work
CVTD encourage all volunteers to fundraise and provides fundraising support
Wider support from CVTD
Our relationships are long term partnerships
CVTD contributes expertise in volunteer management
CVTD promotes project needs and news through it's online community
Benefits to the provines we work in
Volunteers contribute to the local economy by supporting local businesses
CVTD promotes responsible travel to our volunteers
Volunteers act as ambassadors for volunteering and ethical travel
Increased global awareness of returning volunteers