Pod Volunteer Community


Help us to promote responsible volunteering and Pod Volunteer

Welcome to our Pod Alumni Community! 

Thank you for investing your time in supporting our projects overseas, your efforts are really valued. We are very proud of the achievements of our projects, and the contributions our volunteers make. 

We are looking for more volunteers just like you to join our projects! Our Alumni have been an invaluable support and enabled us to send more volunteers and assist more projects year on year.

Any support you can offer is greatly appreciated, this can be simply recommending us to your friends and family or becoming a Pod Ambassador. If you can’t wait to get back in the field and volunteer overseas, don’t forget as a Pod Alumni, you will receive a £75 discount on any future projects you join!

Here are some different ways you can get involved:

Recommend us and receive £75

A personal recommendation is a simple, yet effective way to help us reach more volunteers and will be greatly appreciated by your friends and family!

Recruiting volunteers takes a lot of effort, time and marketing cost so if you are able to help us we can share this saving with you. If you are a past volunteer and recommend us to someone who books with us and names you, as a thank you we will give you £75!

Write a review

Share your volunteering experience with future volunteers by rating your volunteer placement with Pod Volunteer on these sites:

Get Social

Social media is a great way to interact with volunteers and those considering volunteering would love to hear from past volunteers directly:

  • Post photos from your trip, share and like our posts or interact with other volunteers on our Facebook page
  • Share your volunteering experience and photos on either Instagram or Twitter using #podvolunteer

Write a blog post

We are looking for past volunteers to write a blog post for us on their volunteering experiences, to share on our website and social media. If you’re stuck for ideas, some great examples can be found here!

Become a Pod Ambassador

Joining our Pod Ambassadors’ scheme is an opportunity to work with us to spread the word about our projects and help us find more volunteers. Being a representative of Pod Volunteer is a great way to make your CV stand out from the crowd, whilst inspiring others to join worthwhile projects around the world! Pod Ambassadors are also rewarded with flight vouchers, discounts and a Pod Volunteer t-shirt!

We ask Pod Ambassadors to promote Pod Volunteer within their school, university or work place. In addition, Ambassadors also help build our online presence by writing blogs, starting discussions on forums or getting links to the Pod website.

If you’re interested in becoming an Ambassador please get in touch at [email protected] to receive further information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Fundraise for the Pod Charity

Having volunteered with us, you will recognise the challenges our projects face in funding their work and activities. If you would like to continue supporting our projects you can either choose to donate to your project or for the donation to go into the pot to help the project with the most immediate need. 100% of donations to the Pod Charity go to the projects!

Stuck for ideas or looking to organise a fundraising event? We have a dedicated Pod Volunteer Fundraising Guide which is packed full of ideas on how you could fundraise!


  • 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