Volunteer Rules and Regulations
Before completing your application please read the following carefully to ensure volunteering with Educators Trust India is for you and that you can abide by our volunteer rules.
In order to assist us, we ask you to comply with the following policies:
You will need to provide us with a current (within twelve months of your application) police check, relevant convictions will be taken into consideration to help us to make the final decision in relation to your application, and as to whether you would make a suitable volunteer.
We require all volunteers to commit to a working week of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; currently the minimum duration for volunteering is 1 month. As we aim to give a greater continuity to the children we tend to prioritise applications for longer periods. We also find that volunteers themselves get more out of the experience when the duration is longer.
Visas and immigration
We require all volunteers to have an employment VISA this can only be applied for once your position has been confirmed.
Please ensure that you have relevant travel and medical insurance arranged to cover your entire time in India.
Some volunteers spend time with us as part of a longer trip to India with the intention of visiting other parts of India and Goa. If this is your intention and you wish to take a break and then return to Educators Trust India, please make this clear in your application. Volunteers wishing to take a holiday will be asked to complete a holiday form in order to assist us with planning and scheduling.
We ask that all our volunteers to adhere to the following dress codes when on duty or representing Educators Trust.
Whilst working in the schools you may wear your own clothes but you must following these guidelines:
• Legs must be covered to at least mid calf
• No vest tops
• No bare midriffs
We will provide you with two orange Educators Trust t-shirts; these must be worn at all times whilst on duty within our outreach programmes and during beach visits with the children, as well as when representing Educators Trust through marketing and fund raising events.
During appropriate situations when swimwear is worn ladies should wear a one-piece swimsuit, men should wear swimming shorts not trunks. An Educators Trust t-shirt should be worn with swimwear at all times.
Shoes should always be removed when entering our schools.
Volunteers will be issued with an ID badge. This must be worn during working hours, and when representing Educators Trust India. The badge must be returned at the end of your stay.
Smoking and/or drinking of alcohol
Smoking and the consumption of alcohol is STRICTLY PROHIBITED within any of our buildings and schools, or by anyone whilst representing Educators Trust India.
You will be privy to sensitive information during your time with Educators Trust India, we therefore ask you to sign a confidentiality form as part of your induction.
We are always ready to listen to new ideas. Should you have any suggestions, queries or problems during your stay, please let us know.