many countries are offered in your
Global Crossroad currently operates
its programs in China, Costa Rica,
Ecuador, Guatemala, Ghana, Honduras,
India, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri
Lanka, Tanzania, Tibet, and Thailand.
Can I participate
in consecutive programs in different
Sure, Global Crossroad is very flexible
in considering volunteers' interests,
feelings, and goals. However, you
must pay your traveling expenses and
additional arrangement fees.
How far ahead
do I need to register?
We request that volunteers register
at least eight weeks before the program
starts. This time is required in order
to arrange your placement. Volunteers
can join this program straight away
by paying all program fees, but only
if placements are available.
What is the
duration of my volunteering?
Your placement date will be counted
from the date you join volunteer work,
and will end on the date you specified
as you signed your contract. Normally
we offer a 2-12 weeks volunteer program.
However, we offer a year placement
to teaching English in China.
How often do
you run your programs?
We offer a variety of programs to
fulfill the needs of each individual
volunteer. All programs run year-round
and start 1st and 16th of each month
except teaching English in China.
This helps us and our affiliated partners
to keep the program alive and achieve
the goal of volunteers.
Is there an
orientation program before program
Once you are fully registered with
Global Crossroad, we will send information
to you that includes the general information
of your placement. After you arrive
to the placement, our partner gives
you an in-country orientation, which
helps you to understand all about
your placement and duties.
Do I need to
be able to speak a foreign language
in order to join the program?
Volunteers on our short-term (2-3
week programs) do not need foreign
language skills. On the other hand,
those volunteers who are interested
in participating on one of our long-term
programs are requested to join language
What is your
Global Crossroad welcomes people
of all ages between 18 and 70 years
old, who are capable of working as
volunteers. If you are younger than
18 we need letter of permission from
How can I get
We will provide you with information
to assist you in obtaining visas to
allow you entry into the country of
your placement. Check with the country
that you will work in, because you
may not need a permit to work in that
country on tourist visa. However,
many of our volunteers choose to enter
the country with tourist visas, and
all of our local partners say that
volunteers have never encountered
any problems this way. In addition,
you are entirely responsible for ensuring
that you have obtained a visa. For
more information, please contact the
embassy of your assigned country.
Crossroad provide insurance and liability?
The program fee that you pay to Global
Crossroad covers volunteer's insurance.
It covers health travel, insurance,
and third party insurance. Please
here for more information.
How do I make
my payment to Global Crossroad?
Volunteers are requested to pay the
registration fee through bank transfers.
All payments have to be made at least
8 weeks before your journey in United
States dollars. Please note that Global
Crossroad does not accept monthly
installments. You can download the
application form, or ask us for a
formal application. Please, complete
the application form and deposit a
non-refundable US $100 application
What is your
- If you cancel in less than 7 weeks
prior to the date of commitment
of your placement, we will refund
75 percent of your total program
fee, excluding registration and
- If you cancel your placement within
less than 5 weeks, we will refund
65 percent of your program fee.
- If you cancel within less than
3 weeks, we will refund 50 percent
of your program fee.
- If you cancel your placement less
than 2 week or after you join the
program, no refund will be made.
The reason for reducing this scale
of refunds set out above is because
we need to maintain our relationship
with out international partners
and we have to mobilize our resources
in order to find a replacement.
What types of
vaccinations will I need?
It is your responsibility to find
out what vaccinations will be appropriate
for your destination. You should take
all medical advice from your doctor
in respect to the country in which
you will be doing your volunteer work.
In addition, please bring any necessary
medication or medical equipment that
you may need. Please note that in
some cases, you may need to be immunized
2-3 months before you make your expedition.
International travel presents risks
for travelers, especially with the
threat of international terrorism.
The U.S. State Department has issued
travel warnings and advisories in
many countries for U.S. travelers.
These travel advisories and warnings
change frequently as situations in
each country change. We suggest that
all volunteers consult their own governments
before participating in a Global Crossroad
program. These links provide travel
Global Crossroad is not responsible
for any damage resulting from your
negligence in failing to take appropriate
travel advice offered by your home