Awards, Accreditations and Partnerships

RECOGNITION FOR POD VOLUNTEER

Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world

Global Youth Travel Awards - 2016

Our community projects in Ghana received an award in the Outstanding Volunteer Project category at the Global Youth Travel Awards.

Global Youth Travel Awards - 2016

Best Volunteering Organisation Award

British Youth Travel Awards – Pod Volunteer has won the award for Best Volunteering Organisation of 2015! We were also a finalist in 2014.

Best Volunteering Organisation Award

Global Youth Travel Awards - 2015

Our marine conservation project in Thailand received an award in the Outstanding Volunteer Project category at the Global Youth Travel Awards.

Global Youth Travel Awards - 2015

Innovative New Program Award

Our Creative Arts project in Nepal has been selected by GoAbroad as a finalist in the category of Innovative New Program – Volunteer.

Innovative New Program Award

Tourism Concern

Tourism Concern works for ethical and fairly traded tourism and has created an Ethical Volunteering Group of which we are a member.

Tourism Concern

Right Tourism

We have pledged to work with Right Tourism, an organisation which helps people to stay animal-friendly whilst travelling.

Right Tourism

Year Out Group

We are a member of Year Out Group, an association of leading gap year providers who are subjected to a rigorous membership process and must maintain the agreed standards.

Year Out Group

Responsible Travel

We are a member of Responsible Travel, the leading platform fortour operators committed to responsible tourism. All members are vetted and need to provide evidence of responsible tourism.

Responsible Travel

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Pod Volunteer is an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, delivered under special licence by partners.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Fundraising Standards Board

The FRSB helps the public raise any concerns about fundraising and supports charities, including the Pod Charity, in being accountable for their fundraising.

Fundraising Standards Board

Goodnet

Goodnet has featured us in their "10 Incredible Volunteer Abroad Organizations You Should Know".

Goodnet

FCO Know Before You Go

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Know Before you Go Campaign is designed to help travellers stay safe and healthy abroad.

FCO Know Before You Go

Pharos Response

Pharos Response provides support in the event of a serious incident, with a range of integrated specialist services

Pharos Response

ABTOT

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection for our customer prepayments, satisfying obligations under the Package Travel Regulations.

ABTOT

Banner Insurance

Banner Insurance is one of the UK’s leading providers of specific travel insurance to mission and aid workers, insuring personnel from over 480 organisations including Pod Volunteer.

Banner Insurance

Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit online fundraising service that we use for fundraising to support the projects we work with through the Pod Charity.

Virgin Money Giving

LRTT

LRTT is a specialist provider of teaching courses to assist our volunteers undertaking education placements.

LRTT

FairFX

FairFX is a specialist financial company, providing market leading pre-paid currency cards for our volunteers.

FairFX

StudentUniverse

We work with an ATOL bonded travel agent called StudentUniverse to organise flights and tours for our volunteers.

StudentUniverse

Outdoor365

Outdoor365 is a specialist online outdoor equipment store providing a recommended kit list and exclusive discount for Pod volunteers

Outdoor365

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal