Participants who submit their partial payment of
(as specified above in “Financial Due Dates”) by 90 days prior to departure will be assigned to their Volunteer Project and ISV will email them their Project Summary approximately 80 days prior to departure.
Participants who do not submit their partial payment by 90 days prior to departure will receive their Project Summary approximately 55 days prior to departure, after their full balance due is received.
Approximately 30 days prior to departure, a detailed Project Overview is emailed to Participants, which contains information including project goals, host organization background, accommodations, meals, volunteer tasks, suggested reading material, a packing list supplementary to the Travel Manual packing list, and health and safety considerations.
An ISV Project Leader accompanies every Volunteer Project group. The Project Leader's role is to liaise with the volunteer host organization and supervise Participants’ safety and volunteer activities. Project Leaders are also responsible for facilitating group discussion sessions and guiding Participants in writing a daily field journal. Project Leaders send an introductory email to Participants approximately two weeks prior to departure.