Australian Mercy recruits and accepts applications from volunteers of assorted backgrounds with all kinds of skills. Volunteers can visit a project singularly or as part of a team. In any case our volunteer procedures are the same.
We strongly discourage spontaneous volunteer services where volunteers just turn up on a project site and ask if they can help.
For security reasons and to put less strain on project operations we prefer all prospective volunteers to go through an application process. This helps us to make sure that the applicant is suited for a project giving them opportunity for a fulfilling experience.
The application process also ensures that all legal protocols such as child protection are observed. We want the best outcome for our projects, our volunteers and for the people we are seeking to serve.