Here is the enrolment process:
1. Apply Online
Start by filling out a short online form so we can get to know you better
2. Skype Meeting, Webinar or Phone Consultation
You will receive an invitation to a Skype meeting or one of our online webinars where we present the programme in detail and discuss the requirements. After the webinar, you can request individual phone consultations with an Enrolment Advisor to ask questions and learn more.
3. Choose a Starting Date
Once you have discovered all the details, you will pick the start date that fits you. Remember our advisors are fully available to help you decide what date is best for you.
4. Final Interview
Now it is time for you to finalise your enrolment. You will schedule a longer phone conversation, join an information meeting or undertake a visit to one of the learning centres to go through the enrolment contract with one of our advisors and review the requirements one last time.
5. Paperwork & Payment
After the final interview, you will sign the enrolment contract and pay the first part of the school fee to reserve your place on the programme.
6. Prepare your Travel
Now it is time to get ready for a life-changing journey! We will send you a package with some recommendations on how to prepare and we will be available to support you throughout the process.
The timing of the enrolment process is
tailored according to your needs.
You are welcome to visit us at
one of the learning centres
at any stage of
Do I need to be a European Union citizen?
You do not need to be a European Union citizen.
It is possible to gain a short stay visa in Denmark, UK or Norway that will cover the duration of the three months at the learning centre.
If you are a non-European Union citizen, it is important you investigate whether you need a visa.
What does it take to become an International Development Volunteer?
In order to enrol in the 10 month International Development Volunteer programme, you need to meet the following requirements:
- You are 18 years old or older.
- You are ready to leave your home for 10 months to volunteer in a community environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- You have decided not to drink alcohol or take drugs for the entirety of the program.
- You are eager to experience a multidisciplinary and collective training programme, which includes theoretical and practical activities.
- You are ready to immerse yourself in a multicultural and diverse community.
- You are ready to volunteer where you are most needed.
- You look forward to engaging with the Humana People to People projects in a spirit of cooperation, mutual learning and respect.
- You are committed to learn about people, cultures, values and traditions, and to share your knowledge and stories with the public after your travels.
What does it cost to participate in this 10 month programme?
The programme costs €2,700 as a student payment.
This covers your basic expenses for the four months at the learning centre, which includes a shared room, three meals a day and team programme expenses such as books, films, sports equipment, stationery, field trips etc.
On top of this, Humana People to People will finance a scholarship of €1,600* to each participant which covers:
- Return travel to the project destination
- Traveller’s health insurance for the project destination
- Visa for the project destination
- Necessary travel vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis for the project destination
Additionally, Humana People to People will provide accommodation and a monthly allowance of US$150 ** to cover food expenses for the period at the project destination.
* In our experience, this amount is adequate to cover project period costs.
However, the team is responsible for keeping costs within the budgeted scholarship.
** Correct at the time of writing (December 2018) but subject to change.
- Health insurance for the four months at the learning centre will be financed by you or through a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
- Personal items such as medication, toiletries, sim card, laptop and any otherpersonal expenses will be covered by yourself for the duration of the programme.
Note: Fees, destinations and dates are subject to change.
We are doing our best to keep this website updated to ensure as accurate information as possible
What skills can I develop as an International Development Volunteer?
Through the different periods and elements of the programme you have the possibility to develop the following skills:
- Written & Verbal Communication
- Interpersonal Skills
- Public Speaking
- Decision Making
- Investigative Research
- Proactive Problem Solving
- Project Management