Because PVI invests significantly in sending volunteers into challenging but invigorating placements, we require our serious applicants to meet the criteria outlined below.

 

  • College degree or comparable professional training or experience
  • Previous history of volunteer and/or cross-cultural work, (recommended)
  • Good health–physical, mental, and emotional
  • Healthy sense of humor and ability to be flexible
  • Willingness and ability to walk with the suffering and those in need
  • Readiness to work collaboratively in community
  • Commitment to share a simple living life style in community
  • Ability and willingness to share faith and spirituality with other Volunteers
  • Discernment process supervised by the PVI Director
  • Attendance at the in-country orientation and preparation program