I have decided to create a volunteer questionnaire that you all can download before you go on your volunteer trip. Here it is.
Volunteer Trip Plan
The trip plan of:
Flight Route (Going):
Flight Route (Returning):
Date and Time of Departures:
Date and Time of Return:
Who else is traveling with me?
What is the purpose of my trip?
What clothes and other items do I need to pack?
Medical kit essentials:
List the clothing you will need:
Shoes you need to pack:
Passport and paperwork essentials:
Work paperwork essentials:
Suitcases and bags needed:
In case of rain essentials:
Emergency Contact Information:
Primary Emergency Contact:
Secondary Emergency Contact:
Questionnaire Before My Volunteer Trip:
What do you think you will gain from your volunteering experience?
What do you think the differences will be between the United States and the country you will be volunteering in?
What are the similarities between the United States and the country you will be volunteering in?
What lessons will you be learning?
What do you anticipate may change during your trip?
What do you think might be difficult about your trip?
How do you think your volunteer experience might shape your future?
Questionnaire After My Volunteer Trip:
What have I gained from my volunteering experience?
What were the differences between the country I volunteered in and the United States?
What are the similarities between the country I volunteered in and the United States?
What lessons did I learn?
What turned out differently during my trip than what I had planned?
What were the most difficult parts of my travel?
How is my volunteer experience shaping my future?
Travel Journal: More Things to Reflect On
Why did you choose this destination?
What do you have planned?
What are you looking forward to the most?
What restaurants do you want to try?
What places do you want to visit?
Highlights and memories of my trip:
Quote: Collect moments not things.
What do you think about this quote?
To learn more about my volunteer experience with Fundacion Mujer in San Jose, Costa Rica, check out my blog Manuel Antonio TEFL: matefl2019.wordpress.com/2021/04/02/fundacion-mujer-lesson