Terms and Conditions
Data Protection Act
United Playground will hold your information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Rights for Refusal
United Playground has the right to refuse any volunteer application.
Costs for Volunteering
United Playground works with a number of charities and NGOs in different countries and therefore program fees can vary. When signing up for a volunteer program a mandatory, non-refundable administration fee is required to secure your place. All costs shown on this site INCLUDE the administration fee. The remainder of the program fee is required approximately six weeks before your placement begins.
We require a deposit, (the administrative fee), to save your place at your chosen program. The amount of the deposit may vary from placement to placement.
The deposit (administrative fee) is non-refundable unless your placement is cancelled by United Playground, whereupon your fee will be refunded.
We request that all UK volunteers undertake a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Check before they travel. However, the time it takes for the CRB to process checks can vary considerably, so the volunteer may leave for their program beforehand and if the check comes back proving a criminal background, United Playground and all of its affiliations have the right to ask the volunteer to leave their program. For more details on the CRB check please see their website http://www.crb.gov.uk/.
Minimum age to volunteer is 18 years of age. As long as you are fit and healthy, there is no maximum age. We may ask for a doctor’s letter if you are over 60. If you are 17 and wish to volunteer, we may consider your application under certain circumstances. Please enquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the volunteer’s own responsibility to ensure that they have taken the correct medical precautions and sought suitable advice from their doctor prior to departure. United Playground will not dispense advice and consequently hold no responsibility. The volunteer must take out suitable travel insurance and ensure that they are fully covered for medical and other emergencies, and also ensure that the travel insurance covers their volunteer work.
Commitment to work placement
As a volunteer you are committing to a non-paid period of employment. As such, you are expected to fulfil your responsibilities as if you were being paid. This includes turning up for work reliably and promptly and behaving in an appropriate manner. You will have weekends free for sightseeing, and if you wish to undertake further travelling you are advised to plan well in advance so that you will not end up changing the dates, length or nature of your work placement.