Participant Safety and Support

Ensuring you have a fantastic time

Every aspect of our challenges has been structured to ensure your safety

24/7 Overseas Support

Our in-country teams will be there to provide you full support during your Challenge, from the moment you arrive at the airport to when you board your flight home at the end of your time overseas with us. They will help keep you safe and guide you through your Challenge as you work with the local community. 

We also have a 24/7 emergency phone number that you or your family can call at any time in case of an emergency.

Meeting with Challenges Abroad team
Machu Picchu - Peru - Challenges Abroad

Thoughtfully selected locations

All of our destinations are risk assessed on a regular basis and we carefully monitor the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office safety ratings for any change. Our in-country teams ensure that all locations are secure before volunteers arrive and have the capacity to modify our Challenges where necessary to ensure your safety.

Our staff on the ground live permanently in the areas where we work and will provide you with a culturally relevant safety briefing when you arrive.

No third parties

During your Challenge you will be working on FutureSense Foundation programmes that help our community partners (schools, monasteries and health centres). We oversee every aspect of your Challenge to make sure that you won’t be undertaking risky or dangerous activities, and that your volunteer work will make a difference in the local community.

We’re not linked to any large tour companies or similar organisations because we believe that the only way to ensure your safety and a positive impact in the community is by developing and implementing your volunteer programme ourselves.

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Challenges Abroad team eating with a group of the locals

Expert preparation

Leading up to your Challenge you’ll have full support from our UK team. From figuring out which flights to book to what clothes to pack, we’ll be here to guide you every step of the way. 

Approximately eight weeks before travel you’ll attend a pre-departure briefing session where we’ll run through every aspect of your Challenge and make sure that you are well prepared for your impending adventure!

Travel Insurance

We make sure that all of our volunteers have comprehensive travel insurance before commencing their Challenge. You’ll be covered if you need to delay your Challenge due to illness or injury before you travel and you’ll be covered for medical costs should you need to seek treatment overseas. Our in-country teams are well equipped to help you seek medical treatment and get in contact with your insurance company as needed.

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Call us on +44 (0) 1635 88 93 93 to speak with one of our team who will be happy to answer any questions.

Learn More About Us

Meet Our Team

Meet the team of people working tirelessly to ensure you have an unforgettable volunteer experience! We're passionate about helping students develop their skills, creating a community of global citizens and making a difference in marginalised communities overseas.

Our Charity

Our programmes support the FutureSense Foundation, a registered charity that supports community development in some of the poorest regions of the world. Our partnership ensures all of our programmes have a long-term, sustainable impact on the communities where we work.

Safety and Support

Challenges Abroad ensures the safety of its participants through 24/7 support, carefully selected and monitored locations, direct involvement in programme development and implementation, expert preparation, and ensuring that you are well prepared to embark on the challenge.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

It is our core belief that all children and young adults have a right to protection and that welfare is paramount. We ensure that we have effective policies and processes in place that protect the children, young adults and communities that we work with.

Work For Us

We're always on the look out for motivated and passionate individuals to join our team!

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