Thank you for registering to be a volunteer!
Your registration includes:
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Private room (two beds) with shower, towel and toiletries
- Breakfast (not included in Basic Plan)
Your registration does not include:
- Health insurance
- Travel insurance
- Medical emergencies
- Work clothing or boots
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SEND US YOUR FLIGHT DETAILS
Please send your flight details to us as soon as you book them: email@example.com
FOR ALL OTHER QUESTIONS, CONTACT OUR VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR : JULIANA
General Travel Tips
Lonely Planet’s Plan Your Trip to Colombia guide is a handy pocket size and is packed with useful information including pre-trip planning, emergency first aid, immunization and disease information, and what to do if you get sick on the road.
Other detailed health guides:
Your Survival Guide to Safe & Healthy Travel – from the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Staying Healthy in Asia, Africa & Latin America A detailed and well-organised guide by Dirk Schroeder.
Travellers’ Health By Dr Richard Dawood. This is comprehensive, easy to read, authoritative and highly recommended, although it’s rather large to lug around.
WhereThere Is No Doctor By David Werner. A very detailed guide intended for people going to work in a developing country.
Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.
- aspirin or paracetamol (acetaminophen in the USA) for pain or fever
- antihistamine for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness
- cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant
- multivitamins for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate
- antibiotics, particularly if you’re travelling well off the beaten track; see your doctor, as antibiotics must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you
- anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen) for muscle and joint overuse and pain; also for headache and fever
- loperamide or diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhoea
- prochlorperazine or metoclopramide for nausea and vomiting
- rehydration mixtureto prevent dehydration, which may occur, for example, during bouts of diarrhoea; particularly important when travelling with children
- insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops
- calamine lotion, sting-relief spray or aloe vera to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings
- antifungal cream or powder for fungal skin infections and thrush
- antiseptic (such as povidone-iodine) for cuts and grazes
- bandages, crepe wraps, Band-Aids (plasters) and other wound dressings
- scissors, tweezers and a thermometer, noting that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
- sterile kit in case you need injections in a country with medical hygiene problems; discuss with your doctor