Safety: Our #1 Priority

Safety and Security

Volunteer safety will always be our absolute top priority. Our attention to detail sets us apart from other international volunteer organization. In fact, we exceed the requirements set by the International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA). We have an impeccable safety record to prove that our attention to detail works. Here are just some of the many safety features Squads Abroad covers.

The Essentials:

Food, Water, Your Home-Base

  • Fresh food prepared by Squads Abroad Cooks who are trained in food safety and prepared to meet dietary restrictions and preferences
  • Unlimited, safe drinking water
  • Gender-separated rooms
  • Security guard on duty
  • smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and at least 2 fully stocked first aid kits in every Home-Base

A Strong Foundation:

Expertly Trained Local Staff

  • Directors with an average of over 15 years of experience
  • Experienced full-time staff from local community with full background checks
  • CPR-certified and first aid-qualified staff members
  • Continuous training and professional development

Getting Around:

Secure, Easy Transportation

  • All in-country transportation provided
  • Squads Abroad Vehicles equipped with seat belts and first aid kits
  • vehicles inspected daily

Don’t Forget:

Important Provisions & Protocol

  • Travel-medical and evacuation insurance provided
  • Full in-country orientation, including safety training
  • confidentiality to protect volunteer information
  • Emergency protocol and safety standards that are consistently reviewed