WHERE THE PROGRAM FEE GOES:
Airport Pick Up
& Departure 21.5%
Development. & Management 4.6 %
Souvenir to volunteer 4.6 %
staff allowance 15.4%
At IIMAC volunteer we understand that a trip such as this may represent a significant investment for you. That's why we go out of our way to make it memorable.
- Travel Arrangements
- You will make your own booking and travel arrangements once you are ready to come. All you have to do is contact us and let us know the exact time of your arrival.
- Air Travel
Airport Pick Up Upon arrival, our in country coordinator and a staff will be at the Airport to
pick you up. Please do not forget to send us your flight information and we guarantee, you
will never miss us at the airport.
- Ground Transportation
- To get around in our host country we will use vans or busses, depending on the size of the group. We select well trained, safe, courteous drivers and make sure that the vehicles are the safest available.
- The hotels we use are clean and safe. We have hot water most of the time but, since that is not a universal feature in hotels in developing countries, we must be flexible. We rarely stay in what would be considered here to be luxury accommodations but often our lodging is the best that is available where we are working.
- Group Meals
- We are extremely careful about your food and beverages. These elements are among the most crucial for your safety and enjoyment. Whenever possible we eat in restaurants that we have personally evaluated for food safety, sanitation, and service. We will also guide you through your menu choices if you desire, there are so many fantastic dishes to be discovered. At the worksite, or when restaurants are not available we train and hire local villagers to prepare our food under our supervision. Meals that are taken with the group are included, but on any occasions when (if) you choose to dine alone or with a small portion of the group, you will be responsible for that meal's costs.
- Nothing limits your experience like not being able to communicate with your hosts. We will contract with local English-speaking agencies such as schools, universities, or other groups, whenever possible, for an ample supply of translators. Usually we are able to find university students eager to hone their English skills.
- After we complete the labor portion of the trip we spend a significant portion of time visiting local (and some not-so-local) historical, cultural, and natural attractions. Most of the time there is an entry fee to the park or attraction. We'll pay that for you.
- Guides can provide much more insight to the exhibits than we can imagine. We endeavor to hire experienced, English-speaking guides who have univeristy training when they are available. We try to use only one guide for the entire trip so that we get to know their style. Sometimes, though, we may select a particularly talented guide for a portion of the tour for which he or she is uniquely qualified to discuss. We will use other guides for the remaining portions of the tour for which they are well trained.
- Alcoholic Beverages
- We have no problem with you drinking alcohol - unless it gets out of hand, of course. Since there is such a variation in the quantity that people drink and in the costs of the beverages themselves, we are unable to accurately predict the costs associated with alcohol use. Therefore, help yourself to a drink but be prepared to pay for it at the time of purchase. Cheers!
- Film or Camera Chips
- This should not be a surprise, but we don't want you to have to guess, either. Please take lots of pictures! You will have a lot of memories to share.
- If you want to bring some things back, and you really should, be sure to plan ahead. Most people find that a few hundred US dollars is plenty for souvenirs, but your taste and pocketbook will be the final authority. There are many unique items for sale wherever we go. Some are hand-made, some are mass-produced. Some things to consider are how much room you will have in your suitcase, and how much weight your trinkets will add to your overall luggage allotment. There is always a weight limit for flights and the penalty for exceeding the limit is very steep indeed - but sometimes worth it.
- As with our discussion about alcohol, some people are big snackers and some rarely take a nibble. Since this is another area with a huge variability potential, keep some pocket change handy for that irresistable treat - but not from a street vendor! We can help you decide what's safe.
- Gratuities are confusing at best. Sometimes they're included in the charges, sometimes not. We can help you figure out some general guidelines regarding the appropriate levels for tipping but you'll need to make the ultimate decision. After all, you should be rewarding them for what they did for you, personally. Sometimes it may be appropriate for the group to collect money for a tip and present it as a lump sum.
- Personal Medications
- If you routinely take medications you will need to bring them, along with the appropriate documentation. Recommended medications for specific reasons (such as altitude sickness prevention) that you can ask your doctor to prescribe. They will be your responsibility, too.
- Safety tip
- we strongly advice you to at least learn more about the health and general information about the country you wish to visit from the internet.
First Nights Bed and Breakfast: In any case you must rest from a long flight!.
Cooperate souvenir for
volunteers: You will receive a souvenir on your arrival and
Transportation to placement: You will be travelling with our
In-Country coordinator or a
staff by Car, Tuk-Tuk (taxi)
or bus to your destination.
Food: In most cases your meals are
cooked and provided for you our staffs. You
will be getting 3 Meals per day
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Traditional but very nutritious. If
you're a vegetarian or have any
allergies, this is taken into account when we arrange your
24/7 in Country Support &
Supervision: There are field
offices and staffs all over our
projects sites and our country
co-coordinator will also be available to help you when you need
it, including a 24-hour support
team.IIMAC is committed to making sure all participating
communities and volunteers
benefit from the collaboration.
Safety: Your well being while volunteering with us is our priority.
We make sure your trip is
safe and our in-country
coordinator will provide whatever support you may need at any step
along the way.
Administrative Charges: Our staff works every day to take
care of our volunteers: Emails
are answered; phone calls are
taken; coordination occurs between projects; and most
importantly volunteers are placed
within areas of their interest in villages. Although most of
our staff works on a volunteer
basis, there are always costs to
any organization. We try hard
to keep these administration
costs to a minimum so that your money can be used most
What is NOT Included?
Flight, Airport Taxis, Visa,
Immunizations, Personal expenses, Soft drinks, Mineral Water,
Passport, Travel Insurance,
Entrance fees and in-country travel expenses including any
excursions the volunteer wishes
to take whiles volunteering except our programs that include
1. The program fee does not cover soft drinks, mineral water, and
IIMAC does not offer luxury holidays and
accommodation. Volunteers will be traveling
on local buses and not
2. Volunteers arriving earlier
than the program start date or staying after the completion of the program may
be asked to pay additional fee of $30 per day to cover their accommodation and
mission of IIMAC is to give individuals the opportunity to make a meaningful
contribution to poor women and children by teaching them for free. Summer
teaching opportunities, long-term and semester-long opportunities are
available. Summer positions are available in our program locations we shall be teaching and
studying the language of the local and engaging in cross-cultural
For the summer programs, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and fluent
in English. For the year-long programs,volunteers must have a bachelor's degree
and be from any country.
Used as a Medium of Teaching
Depends on the program (Minimum is $100 per week)
Emergency evacuation services
In-country staff supports
Written materials abroad
Written materials pre-departure
Several IIMAC programs self funded and supported by volunteers. However our organization
most needed items are volunteers and resources including teaching and classroom
materials, we cannot afford to cover all of the costs associated with training,
travel, insurance, and other expenses related to placing a teacher overseas.
International Initiative For Mother And Child Nonprofit (IIMAC) receives no income from government
grants or an endowment, we ask each volunteer to contribute or fund raise the
cost of their placement and training in these countries, while the host country
provides housing and a small stipend to support you during your service.
requesting that volunteers help fund their service overseas, IIMAC is able to
provide volunteers with necessary accommodation and materials to teach in our
free education classrooms for the poor that would not otherwise be able to
afford qualified teachers .The majority of our volunteers end up fundraising at
least some portion of their program cost.
Volunteers must be from 18 years of age and above.
Letters of Reference
In-Person Interview when Feasible
Physical Exam/Health Records
The Application Process Time is
weeks or longer .