1. What do volunteers do?
Ultimately it is the needs in cities across Libya and the qualifications of you the volunteer that determine the type of work that is contributed. General categories include but are not limited to Education, Health, Business and Technology.
2. What requirements must be met to become a volunteer?
Opportunities are available based on job experience and education. Make sure to enter your complete and accurate information into the database found here.
3. Does Volunteer Libya fund my trip?
Currently flying and living expenses are not funded by Volunteer Libya. However, if a volunteer is in need of a sponsor, we will locate one. If a sponsor is not found, the volunteer will be put on a waiting list and contacted back once a sponsor has been found. If a volunteer wishes to live with a host family, we will locate a host family for you. Please remember that you must respect the cultural difference of the country you are volunteering in and the traditions of the host family you are staying with.
4. Do I get to choose the city where I volunteer?
We take your city preference seriously, but we cannot guarantee placement there as volunteers are placed in cities with the most need for your qualifications.
5. How long does it take for me to hear back about my application?
Applying does not mean immediate and certain placement. However, after the board reviews your qualifications our volunteer coordinator will contact you, this process can take up to 4 weeks. Please apply well in advance before you are ready to volunteer.
6. What about safety?
The safety and security of our Volunteers are fundamental elements in all of our decisions. We will be assigning the volunteers to the inhibited areas where people are in need of help and support, and apart from the help that you can offer as a volunteer in a specific area, it would definitely raise the spirits of the people. Some of the difficulties that may face the volunteers might include living and traveling in an unfamiliar environment, having a limited understanding of local language and culture, and they might be given more attention by the locals, but nothing serious. However, we do recommend that volunteers do not take any valuables with them, bearing in mind that this is a country of war. Our procedures to keep safety include incident reporting and response, and emergency communications and planning, keeping people in groups and follow up on the volunteers.
7. How long is a volunteering trip?
Short term (1-3 months) and long term (3-6 months) assignments are available, please specify on your application.
8. What are the benefits of volunteering?
The personal and professional experiences gained while volunteering in Libya are outstanding, but most of all it is the sense of accomplishment in helping rebuild a beautiful country.
9. What are the minimum requirements needed to be accepted into Volunteer Libya?
Most Volunteers should have at least a 4-year college degree in their field. You can qualify without a degree if you have significant agriculture experience, have worked full-time in carpentry, construction or woodworking, have four years experience as the manager of a business or if you have five years full-time experience working with at-risk youth. Please contact us (LINK our contact page here) for further information or if you have further questions.