GivingWay is an open platform that enables and facilitates the exchange of information between nonprofit organizations and volunteers so that both sides have the tools they need to make informed decisions about where they want to volunteer and who they want to engage with.
Our goal is to provide as many tools for volunteers and organizations to get to know each other; this includes organization profiles that are rich with information, reviews, images and videos, ability to contact past and current volunteers and the ability to contact organizations for more information.
While it is our goal to provide as many tools as possible, the decision which organization to volunteer with and which volunteer to accept is entirely up to the volunteer and the nonprofit and the responsibility for all aspects of the relationship or outcome of such relationship is fully on these parties.
Each volunteer is responsible for obtaining relevant insurance in connection with his/her trip including appropriate travel and health insurance.
People looking to volunteer abroad should bear in mind that many nonprofit organizations are located in Developing Countries and that due to the nature of their work, may sometimes be in "high risk" locations. This could mean areas in which there is political, civil, criminal or environmental hazards. Volunteers are responsible for educating themselves about the location they are interested in traveling to and for checking with all relevant authorities regarding the existence of travel restrictions or warnings. For up to date travel restrictions click here.
For more information regarding safety and responsibilities, see sections 17, 19 and 22 in our Terms and Conditions.