FAQ > What do I need to do to prepare my trip?

Try to book your travel as soon as you receive the placement confirmation e-mail from VAP, as tickets tend to become more expensive nearer the departure date.

VAP also strongly recommends that you are covered by a comprehensive insurance package. In case you are going to Southern countries, please also book an appointment with your GP or visit your local travel clinic to arrange any vaccinations and anti-malarials you may need for your destination.

VAP organises one weekend orientation session open to all volunteers going on a project prior to the workcamp beginning which will leave you with a sense of what to expect from it. Aside from this training it is wise to get hold of a guidebook for the country or region you will be volunteering in and a phrasebook as knowing a few key phrases before you go is always a bonus.

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« I had not appreciated that so few people come out in the East Asian countries that my telling them was something extraordinary. This was also the most interesting aspect of the workcamp in terms of trying to expand the awareness of other ways of living, and there was never any hostility or problems because of it. »

David H. from Surrey

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