Terms of conditions (updated 11/08/2021)
Many hosts in the group report receiving requests for VISA and travel expenses.
Before inquiring about volunteer positions, ensure you can handle your VISA and travel expenses. Volunteering doesn’t grant free relocation to other nations. Posts expecting VISA and travel fees to be covered for migration reasons may be deleted, and such members might be removed from the group.
Guidelines – rules.
- Do not share external website links; they are perceived as SPAM. **
- Links to pay-to-access websites are not allowed.
- Hidden advertisements (spam) will not be tolerated.
- No solicitation permitted. This group is not for “PM me and I’ll tell you more” types of posts.
- Avoid impersonal messages, copy-pasted content, or posts without detailed descriptions.
- Duplicate posts are not allowed. Each announcement can be posted once. If needed, update the same post. (Note: Hosts registered in our database always receive priority).
- Refrain from “upping” your posts. If detected, your post may be deleted.
**While you can link to your website, the image in the post must be manually uploaded (see examples below👇).
- Volunteer/help request with a description + uploaded photos
- Travel companion request description + uploaded photos
- Host/volunteer request description +uploaded photos
- Sharing volunteering experiences with pictures. No links to personal blog**
** You can add a link to your website/blog but the images shown have to come from manually uploaded files (see some examples below👇).
- 1) write a detailed description of the exchange you’re offering or looking for.
Start with a simple title such as: “Volunteering opportunity in France”, “Cultural exchange in Iran”, or “Looking for help in the UK, London”.
- 2) always attach at least one uploaded photo. You must own the rights to the pictures you publish and they have to represent your announcement.
IMPORTANT: If you are a host, please don’t forget to mention if you’re charging a fee for volunteers.
Sorry, but your post won’t be published if it doesn’t meet these requirements.
Thank you for reading this far. 😊
Organizations and hosts registered on Voluntouring will get more visibility.
Example of good posting:
Example of bad posting:
How to write a post description (suggestion for the hosts):
Dear host! As you pen down your volunteer request, ensure you cover the following essentials:
- Introduction: share about your farm/family/ecovillage/organization/hostel/ranch.
- Volunteering activities: Outline the tasks volunteers will be engaged in.
- Capacity: How many volunteers can you comfortably accommodate?
- Weekly commitment: specify the hours volunteers are expected to contribute each week.
- Compensation: confirm if you’ll provide accommodation and meals at no cost. If there are any costs, please detail them.
- Volunteer perks: highlight the benefits volunteers will enjoy, such as cultural immersion, free excursions, vehicle access, pocket money, etc.
- Accommodation type: describe the living arrangements, whether it’s a home, apartment, tent, dormitory, treehouse, or even a castle!
- Leisure activities: what can volunteers do during their downtime?
- Communication: which language is predominantly spoken? Is internet access available?
- Contact: don’t forget to provide clear contact details!
Remember, a well-detailed post attracts the right volunteers. Happy hosting!
Question: Why haven’t I been accepted into the group?
Our group has grown significantly in member count. We acknowledge that mistakes can occur during the member acceptance or moderation processes. Kindly note:
- We manage this group on a volunteer basis. We strive to do our best, but we are only human and can make errors.
- Reviewing and approving posts might take a while, ranging from 3 days to a week. We appreciate your patience; remember, we also value our offline moments.
- Moderation can be challenging. We never relish the need to remove members or impose restrictions. 💔
Before reaching out, please ensure you’ve thoroughly reviewed the group rules. If you encounter any problems, do not hesitate to contact our moderation team. For safety reasons, we typically don’t admit members who:
- Have a questionable Facebook profile picture or one that’s hidden, or whose profile lacks credible information,
- Do not respond to our introductory queries,
- Seem to join with intentions like spamming or motives that don’t align with our group’s objectives and associated web project.
Click here to read the 10 main Facebook group Rules.