OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS FAQS
1. Is Speaking the language necessary?
We encourage language study with all our volunteers. In order to really connect with the local people learning the language is important and so we encourage all our volunteers to study and learn the language as much as you can.
2. DO YOU NEED SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOLUNTEER?
It depends on what you are applying for. The main qualification we desire is that each of our volunteers have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ and that they have a teachable heart. Our organization and team is based on being led by Christ and allowing the Holy Spirit to move and shine brightly in the dark places that we are called too. Without a strong relationship with Jesus it will be hard for you to shine brightly.
3. CAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS VOLUNTEER TOGETHER?
It depends on the particular situation. Please feel free to contact us and we can give you an answer.
5. HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE FROM POSITION ACCEPTANCE TO MOVING OVERSEAS?
This is dependent on a few different circumstances. After you receive an acceptance email from us you are free to set a date to come. How long the process is will depend on what visa you need and how long it takes to get that visa. All volunteers are expected to be self supported and so it will depend on you as to how soon you can raise the funds to come.
6. Do I need a visa?
Yes a visa is required. Once you apply and are accepted you will be contacted about what type of visa you need.
6. DOES UNSTOPPABLE LOVE INTERNATIONAL PROVIDE ANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR BENEFITS TO THEIR VOLUNTEERS?
No- All volunteers are expected to be fully self-supported. We require that you show us that you have adequate funding to support yourself for the full period you plan to come either through monthly supporters or through raised funds.
7. HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST TO VOLUNTEER FOR A YEAR?
8. WILL MY CURRENT DRIVERS LICENSE BE VALID?
You must apply for an international license in America for international travel before coming.
9. WHAT IMMUNIZATION/VACCINATIONS ARE NEEDED?
Please check with your local doctor as the requirements change and it depends also from what country you come from as well. Because of this we ask that you check with your local doctor or health department on what they recommend.
10. ARE YOU ABLE TO HAVE INTERNET ACCESS?
Yes, wifi access if available many places. You can also purchase a sim card for your phone to get data for very cheap.
11. CAN A VOLUNTEER CHANGE THEIR MIND (LEAVE) AFTER COMMITTING FOR 24 MONTHS?
Yes, but we ask that you consult with Unstoppable Love International leadership team to get approval of your decision. We understand that all of our positions are volunteer; however, leaving earlier than the originally agreed upon commitment causes an undue hardship on both you as well as the organization. It costs time and resources to bring new volunteers on board therefore we ask for all our longterm staff volunteers no less than a 24-month commitment.
12. CAN I BRING GIFTS FOR THE WOMEN WHEN I COME OVER?
We do not allow gifts to be given directly to the women in our care. If you desire to bring gifts please contact us prior to coming and we can talk with you about the proper process and what is allowed.
13. CAN I TAKE PHOTOS AND CAN I SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
We do not allow photos to be taken in the safe house or on outreach unless given permission by leadership. We desire to protect the women in our care. Who they are and their stories are to be protected and not shared with others. We ask that you do not post any photos on social media.
14. Am I able to visit the safe house?
This will depend on how long you are volunteering for and what you plan to be involved in. As a leadership team we will make that decision. We do not allow short term volunteers to go to the safe house. It is important that the staff that help at the safe house do not change over the course of a woman’s care. A constant changing of people can actually cause harm to the women in our care. If new people come on a regular basis the women in our care can feel invaded on and put on display. So this policy is to protect the women in our care.