Practical information

By participating on a humanitarian or ecological project with LifeTime Projects, you are guaranteed to be accompanied through out all aspects of your mission : accommodation, passports and visas, health and safety (vaccines…), insurance, local expertise.

Meals and accommodation

In order to benefit from a full immersion, LifeTime Projects organizes your stay with host families whenever it is possible.

Our projects in Peten (Guatemala) do not allow for home stays, therefore you will be staying in dormitories with other volunteers. In England, places in host families are very limited: it is important to make early reservations.

Our host families are selected on their strong sense of hospitality as well as on health, security and strict hygiene criteria. From cooking to family gatherings, you will discover local customs and culture. You will be part of the family and tie long-lasting bonds!

Passports and Visas

LifeTime Projects accompanies you during your procedures for visa applications, if required. Visas are not compulsory for European Union citizens for most destinations, it is important to check visa requirements according to your nationality. More information can be found on your corresponding embassy’s official website.

Insurances

Medical and legal insurance is compulsory and included in the price of your trip. You will be covered throughout your mission and for all planned activities during your mission with LifeTime Projects.

If you are planning on doing high-risk sports or activities during your free time we can provide an adapted insurance for you, for an extra fee.

If you are planning on continuing to travel at the end of your project with LifeTime Projects, we can lengthen your insurance upon demand. We advise you to ask for a “travel” insurance when you buy your plane ticket, in case your flight is cancelled or arrives late.

Vaccinations and health

LifeTime Projects will inform you of compulsory vaccines for your destination. The yellow fever vaccine must be presented upon arrival at the Bolivian or Guatemalan border. The update of the diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis vaccination is required and other vaccinations such as typhoid and viral hepatitis A and B are recommended. Vaccination against rabies can also be recommended by your doctor. Ask your doctor or an international vaccinations center for professional advice.

Warning: in Bolivia, the altitude (2600m) can cause problems for people suffering from respiratory or heart insufficiency. You are advised to consult your doctor before booking.

Well-being

You will be welcomed by our team as soon as you arrive at your destination; our team will look after you until the end of your mission. Our on-site teams, as well as our main team in France, are available during the day and are reachable 24/7 if need be.

You will also quickly get to know other volunteers and residents of the town with whom you can also organize day trips and evenings out.

Safety

LifeTime Projects only works in politically stable regions, where we can be sure our volunteers are safe. We are in permanent contact with the authorities to insure your wellbeing throughout your project abroad. You will also receive a practical guide that covers all aspects of your departure, including health and safety, transport, accommodation etc…