What do you want to do regarding international service?
Long term goals?
Where do you want to serve? Why?
When do you hope to go? For how long?
After reading the entire NGOabroad website, what services do you seek?
What countries have you lived in or traveled to?
What languages can you speak?
What is your religion?
What experience have you had with other cultures?
What experience have you had of poverty?
You can stop here if you are only asking questions of NGOabroad.
If you are applying for international work or volunteering, please continue
& complete the following:
traveling, do you
prefer comfort & security or rugged & adventurous?
Will you travel solo, as a couple, as a family or with friend(s)?
Do you have any special concerns or considerations?
conditions? mental health conditions? disability? Please specify.
(These would not necessarily exclude you, but should be considered in where
you are placed.
i.e. You might want to be closer to medical facilities.)
Have you ever been arrested? Convicted of a crime? Please explain.
an example of how you respond to the new situations & the unpredictable….
Or give an
example of a crises and how you responded.
How would you describe your personality?
Most people paint
themselves as saints in the Questionnaire.
The purpose of the following questions is to recognize certain behaviors or
that may or may not fit in other cultures. Please be honest about yourself:
What makes you grumpy?
What makes you anxious or scared?
What are your faults?
How do you handle your faults?
How street smart are you? Explain.
Describe an experience that reflects your resourcefulness &
Directors from all over the world have said to me: "We
are concerned that volunteers take our time and energy ...that they take
more than they give." This is the most important question on the
What can you tell us about yourself that illustrates
that you "give more than you take"?
...that you will be a contribution
instead of a drain on your hosts and organization with whom you
If you are seeking
assistance entering international work, please list the efforts that you
have already made to obtain international work.
How did you hear
If found by a web search, do you remember the key
Have you read all of the NGOabroad website so that you are ready to proceed?
Where were you born and raised?
Date of Birth?
Where do you live now?
What do you do?
When can you be reached?
(Most return phone calls to North & South
America are made after 3pm Pacific
when it is 6 - 8 pm in Europe & Africa; when it is ~noon in
Australia & NZ and ~7am in India.)
Please give 2-4 chunks of time, 1-4 hour blocks,
when you can be reached.
Emergency contact person?
Their email & phone?
Thank you for taking the time. Please copy and paste your answered
Questionnaire with your resume into the body
of an email. Do not attach. Put in the
subject line: your name. Profession or skills. When you hope to leave. Location. Phone. This is the
foundation of your Master File. We will try to keep all essential info about
you on this one thread so information about you is easy to find.
Submitting this information indicates to our staff that you are interested
in pursuing one of our services. We move quickly on applications so that we
will not be buried in emails. Please be as available as possible by email
and phone after submitting your resume & Questionnaire. Please do not call
us but communicate by email instead. Thank you for your
interest in international service!
(Sorry you can't copy our address, but
now neither can the spammers!)