Responsible Volunteering done right
Updated: Aug 13, 2020
If volunteering is not done right, it can be harmful to the people it's supposed to be helping. To avoid this we focus on education around responsible volunteering, as well as what that means and why iKapa Volunteers is a responsible program. Everyone volunteers for different reasons but ultimately knowing your WHY is really important.
5 Ways iKapa Impact is a responsible and sustainable program
By working closely together with our partners, we ensure that the real needs of the local communities are met rather than a perceived need. We work with your particular skills so that you are not taking away a job that a local may have had. These organizations know what kinds of skills and assistance they need, making this program as much about learning as it is about giving.
The programs that run through iKapa Impact all have long-term and sustainable goals which can be met even if volunteers/Interns can no longer be involved. Our aim is not to create a cycle of dependency on aid or volunteers but to have systems that are mutually beneficial to the volunteers, interns and locals.
We offer 24/7 support to our overseas interns, and will help with any problems that may arise. We train you and make sure that you know what you need to do and how to do it.
We work with a strict Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct, to protect the children we look after. You will need to get a Police clearance check as well.
We provide thorough orientation for volunteers and interns.
We cannot stress enough the importance of responsible volunteering. If you are looking for some more information about what this means, we recommend the following videos: