"As a mother of two daughters in their twenties I fully understand the worries and concerns that comes with being a parent and how scary it feels to have your child so far away on the other side of the world. I know that it takes a lot of trust to be able to feel comfortable that your child is being taken care of, and to have them travel on their own to a developing country. Over the last ten years I have observed over four thousand young volunteers come and go and over this period of time I have come to realise how quickly and easily they adapt to new situations and environments and what a lack of fear they have, and generally speaking, rightly so!"
We at Travel to Teach strive to provide the best care and safety for all of our volunteers no matter what their age is. We have extensively researched the areas that we choose, to ensure that, to the best of our knowled they are safe and secure places in which to establish our programs and we always endeavour not to place young volunteers on their own.
The minimum age of the volunteers we accept is 18 years old. We ask that our volunteers have a certain level of maturity and respect for their host country and for the Travel to Teach team and in return, each of our programs are equipped with English speaking coordinators who are always on call for the volunteers. We at the head office are on-call 24hours a day, 7 days a week to enable direct contact for all emergencies and we are here for both you, the parent and for the volunteers. Over the years we have experienced just about every problem a volunteer could possibly have. Because of this we now know the best doctors, hospitals, dentists and hairdressers at each of our programs!
Should you or your child be worried about valuables during the stay, all of our in-country coordinators have a safe place to store away such items as passports/money/bank cards etc.
If you have any specific questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us directly either by telephoning or emailing the head office.