Volunteer safety has always been our absolute priority. Our history and attention to detail sets us apart from other international volunteer organization. We exceed the requirements set by the International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) and have an impeccable safety record over 22 years of operations that has hosted collectively accommodated more than 100,000 volunteers.
Squads stay in our private home-base lodging facilities which are private guest houses that are not open to outside guests. All meals are provided by our trained cooks which provide wholesome, plentiful, and authentic local cuisine. We accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies and provide abundant clean drinking water. Security is provided where appropriate at all times, with additional night watch guards and secure storage areas to safeguard valuable belongings.
All volunteers are automatically covered under the Core Medical and Travel Insurance Program, a leader in the industry. All participating schools are covered under our $5 million USD General Liability Policy and names can be added upon request. Here are some more of the safety features Squads Abroad covers.