Facebook & Whatsapp group Rules -Voluntouring.org

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Terms of conditions (updated 15/03/2021) for approval of memberships and posting on our Facebook and WhatsApp groups

Facebook group rules โ€“ During these years, cases of abuse and negative experiences have been reported to our admins. Some volunteers had terrible experiences at host places that were featured on our FB Groups (also, some hosts had negative experiences with volunteers). To prevent this from happening again, we would like to ask you to respect a series of conditions:

First condition

We are only accepting people whose profile clearly shows their face and basic life information. Sorry, but we had to take this as a precaution!

Second condition

Voluntouring was born to provide free travelling information and relevant volunteering opportunities around the world for nomads, travellers, volunteers, remote workers, wwoofers, in need of a place to stay or volunteer while travelling. We have always thought that all the information should circulate and be shared for free on the internet, without the need for subscriptions or payments! For this reason, any useful information, ideas or volunteering opportunity that you share in the group could be also published on our website, on an open-source basis. Please keep this in mind, as it is very important!

Third condition

Numerous hosts that have published in the group are receiving requests from people asking for VISA and travel costs only for immigration purposes.ย Before asking for volunteering opportunities please make sure you have the possibility to cover your VISA and travel costs. Volunteering canโ€™t and will never enable you to move to other countries for free. If we notice you expect to have VISA and travel costs covered for immigration purposes, your post may be deleted and your profile removed from the group.

The WhatsApp and Facebook Group RULES

1) English is the lingua franca ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Please only post in English so that we all understand each other.

Try your best to make your communication as accurate as possible and put some effort into correct spelling, punctuation etc. Don’t worry: typos and mistakes will occur from time to time and are not a reason to make posters feel unwelcome.

2) Use the TEMPLATE, a model for posting requests and questions. [Only for Facebook groups]ย  ๐Ÿ“‹โœ๐Ÿฝ
Follow this instruction and don’t forget to manually upload at least one picture!
Template in short: upload one or more pictures, describe in a short message your volunteering opportunity, don’t forget to mention especially:
  • hours/days of volunteer work
  • types of volunteering activity
  • if you expect a fee to be paid, and how much
  • name of location/country
3) For hosts/organizations: Opportunities/volunteer requests must be FREE (especially in this group Free volunteering projects GROUP) ๐ŸŒ
Exceptions can be made for projects in developing countries.
4)ย  For volunteers: Use the ‘search bar’ ๐Ÿ”
There is a ton of great information already in this group. To avoid duplicate threads, please use the search bar on the left side of the screen BEFORE asking for volunteering opportunities. If you find a v. opportunity or thread related to your question, please post follow up questions there.
5) Use the ‘report’ button function. ๐Ÿšจ
If you see something that violates our community guidelines, please report the post using the ‘report’ function. Direct messages to moderators will not be responded to, nor will tags in comments. If you start a thread, you will always have the power to turn off comments and delete the post
6) No Promotions or Spam ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ๐Ÿšฎ
Self-promotion, Spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed. This isย not a “PM me and I’ll help you” kind of group. No solicitations.
7) Free Sharing and open-source ๐Ÿ†“
All information, volunteer requests, opinions & comments relative to volunteering activities around the world might also be published in our free online platform, www.voluntouring.org โ€“ Don’t share information that is private or sensitive to you.
8) No double-posting. โžฟ

Please, don’t post your announcement more than once. Duplicate posts might be deleted.

9) Be Kind – No hate speech or bullyingย  ๐ŸŒท
It’s easy to explode in ranting and aggressive behaviour when comfortably hiding behind a screen and commenting anonymously… This is however a coward thing to do.
Try to communicate with people like if you were talking to them in person, as if they were real friends, without offending anyone even if they have different points of view.
10) No fake profilesย  ๐Ÿ›‚

We will remove members that comment under a false name or use fake accounts for whatever commercial or trolling purpose.

Our WhatsApp and Facebook volunteer groups:

These group rules refer to our WhatsApp and Facebook groups: Volunteering opportunities around the world andย Free volunteering projects GROUP.

We also manage (same rules apply):

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Author: Voluntouring staff

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