Special note for Online Registration -ALL participants must submit their online registration prior to traveling. This simple 5 minute process will include basic information, dietary preferences, medical self-assessment, and volunteer waivers. A link will be provided to you 6 weeks prior to traveling.
We advise checking with your program coordinator prior to departure, however this general checklist is a great start! We also highly recommended bringing only one small carry-on or duffle bag and small backpack.
Insurance- proof of Health and/or Travel Insurance
Passport- required for international travel only. *Visitors to Mexico must also have their passport.
Clothing: weather can change quickly and often. Please be prepared as in most of our locations it can be COLD at night.
Work shoes: Sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots for working - running shoes are usually sufficient, but will get dirty!
Work clothes: Long pants are required for work projects. We recommend bringing one item that is long sleeved.
Work gloves: Work or garden gloves.
Walking shoes: walking/running shoes in addition to work shoes. Also recommend a pair of comfortable slip-on shoes, sandals, or flip-flops. Bring extra socks.
Clothes: Casual/comfortable clothes for regular wear. Recommend layering due to unpredictable variations in weather. Bring at least one long sleeve item for layering & sun protection, such as a hoodie, long-sleeve T-shirt, sweatshirt, or sweater. Bring something warm to wear at night. No halters, tank tops, or short shorts please. Modesty is appreciated!
Personal water bottle
Sunglasses and/or work goggles
Sunscreen, unscented moisturizer, chapstick, eye drops
Hat: baseball cap or sunhat to protect from wind & sun
Personal toiletries – biodegradable natural products preferred
Personal medications – bring your medicine. IMPORTANT a complete list of all prescription medications and/or medical conditions must be submitted through the Online Registration prior to departure.
Due to likely exposure to pollen, dust, and/or animals please bring personal over-the-counter prescription allergy medications and/or eye-drops, if needed.
Personal spending money for incidentals including missing toiletries, additional snacks or beverages, or shopping with local artisans and vendors.
- Camera including extra batteries & memory cards
- Sleeping bag and pillow. *Programs vary by location, please check with your trip coordinator to see if these items are necessary.