- What's the accommodation like?
During the project you will stay in a furnished accommodation together with the other volunteers and share a room with one other team member. There is one volunteer house for the male volunteers and one house for the female volunteers. You can use the kitchen to prepare your meal together with the other volunteers. Laundry facilities, electricity, air conditioning and a TV with a DVD player are provided.
- Is it possible to get placed with a partner or friend?
In general, the placement with a partner or friend depends on the room occupancy on site.
- How is the food provided?
The coworkers of the project go shopping for groceries on a regular basis. You can use the groceries together with the other volunteers to cook for yourself. There is also the possibility to accompany the coworkers to the supermarket to buy things which you need besides from the usual groceries.
- Is it possible to receive vegetarian meals?
It is possible to follow a special diet. As you are preparing your food for yourself a vegetarian diet should be no problem.
- How are working time and free time divided?
Working hours are up to 8 hours daily. You have a day off on Sundays.
- How can I spend my free time?
Due to the isolated location of the project site the free time activities are limited. If you have a driver’s license and are 21 years or older you can rent a car to explore the area. In case you would like to rent a car, we would be happy to help you out to find a rental company at the airport or close to Ocala.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
The team on site will always be at the project site and can answer your questions. They will be responsible for you and help you with any kind of problem. You can also contact us any time.
- What expenses do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
Usually you will not have any other kind of spending during the project since accommodation and food is provided. But you might need money for free time activities, trips, or additional snacks you want to purchase.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
You can buy a SIM Card at the Airport and call your family and friends back home. The accommodation offers free WIFI.
- What’s the weather/climate like?
Florida can be divided in two climate zones. The northwest and the central part of the country have cold winters and warm summers. The south has a more or less tropical climate with high temperature all year around. The winter in the south is still warm but not as hot as the summer.
- Is there a prohibition regarding alcohol?
The drinking age in the USA is 21. It is also not allowed to drink alcohol on the street in public. We ask you to follow these rules and respect the conditions.