Got a burning question? Hopefully you can find the answer here. But if there's anything else you want to know please contact us in the office. We've all been volunteers before, so from bugs to resources we can give you great first-hand advice.
+ Do I have to be a student to join the team?
Nope! No matter your educational background; whether you're pre or post-university or are on a bit of a break, you'd certainly be very welcome to apply.
+ Do I have to be studying psychology to join the team?
Not necessarily. Although most of our volunteers have an educational background in psychology, you don't need to be studying the subject. Our programs are also really relevant to other subjects like sociology, SEN. mental health studies, occupational therapy, mental health nursing and criminology.
+ Do I have to be from the UK?
We're very lucky that people from all over the globe want to join us and you're all very welcome! Primarily our volunteers are from Europe and the USA, but it's not uncommon for Australians, Canadians and people from all over Asia to join us as well.
+ What experience do I need?
Great question and the answer largely depends on what placement you want to join. We've designed a placement for every level of experience, but we do prioritise applicants who have committed to their own communities in a meaningful way.
+ How much does it cost?
Each placement is different and the price changes depending on how long you'd like to join the team for and which destination you choose. You can find out more in our "fees" section.
+ When do the placements run?
Our placements in Sri Lanka run every month, January to December; whereas our placements in Bali run June to September, and our Clinical & Ancient Psychology Program in India runs throughout the year. However, spaces are subject to availability and can fluctuate depending on the time of year. We'll be able to give you the most up to date information over the phone.
+ What's it like living and working abroad?
+ Will this experience count towards my university course?
We partner with many universities worldwide, so it's always worth checking with your university, as each university is different and has different rules. Some universities count our placement as credit hours and some even help to pay for our placements as part of a study abroad scheme. Check with your Careers and Employment services and see what they say.
Anyone who successfully completes one of our placements will receive a certificate of completion as well as a written reference to highlight their achievements.
+ Is it safe?
Your safety is our top priority. We do everything we can to keep you as safe as possible during your placement, but every country has its risks. We encourage you to do your research before committing to a team to make sure you feel comfortable working in rural Asia.