Volunteer Preparation

Assignment Preparation

Once you have been successfully selected for an assignment, volunteers will need to undertake a pre-departure preparation process. ABV ensures volunteers are fully prepared to undertake their overseas assignments. This not only ensures a high level of volunteer safety and security but also equips the volunteer with the cultural awareness and adaptability required to work in countries across the region.

Standard pre-departure preparation requirements include:

  • Police Clearance (ABV funded)
  • Signing a Code of Conduct and Privacy Consent Form
  • Signing a Volunteer Letter of Agreement specific to the assignment
  • Physical health check and travel vaccinations (ABV funded)
  • Country and assignment information packs and access to ABV Resource Hub
  • Pre-departure briefing with the Project Manager (via teleconference or in person).


Please take a moment to read our ‘Managing Travel Risk‘ update before you apply for, or depart on assignment

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