Yes. Kurios Trend provides volunteers with a safe working environment. Volunteers are introduced and inducted at their projects. After this, they will work in a team with local folk.
Kurios Trend staff will escort you to a foreign exchange if you need to exchange your currency Rands!
The area where the volunteer house is situated is safe to walk around. We encourage volunteers to walk in groups and leave personal belongings at home. We also encourage volunteers not to walk around at night. If there is any place you’d like to see, or would like to go to, you can speak to the Kurios Trend coordinator. He/she will be more than willing to help or even take you there!
Yes. As long as you have a master or Visa debit card you can draw money. Please use an ATM that is inside shopping centres as these are usually the safest places to draw money. We will usually escourt volunteers to ATMs. If somebody makes you feel uncomfortable, just walk away from the ATM.
If you volunteering in SA for 3months or less, you do not need a Visa. You would come to SA on a temporary visitor permit. Should you however precede the 3month threshold, you would then need to apply for a Visa, in your country. Kurios Trend Volunteer projects will provide you with a letter stating that you are a volunteer and you are not receiving remuneration for the work you are doing.
South Africa has a very high standard when it comes to medical care. In case of an emergency, the Kurios Trend Team will be there with you all the way. We regard your health and safety as a top priority. Please make sure you are aware of the terms and conditions of your insurance. Incase you need to see a doctor, you will need to pay in advance and settle the bill immediately. You can claim this back from your insurance. Just keep all documentation. You can send it through to family to speed up the process.