When travelers apply to one of your positions, they expect to receive an answer to better organize their trip. When you don't reply to an application in 3 days, we understand that you might not be in need of travelers and the conversation will expire.
This is important to align expectations, so the traveler will not wait too long for an answer. You can always reopen the conversation, but it will impact your response rate and your position placement on the search rank. As other hosts are also looking for worldpackers, the first locations to appear on the rank are the ones with better response rates. That's how we make sure travelers apply to hosts who are actively searching for volunteers. So make sure you answer applications in 3 days or less to maintain your profile at the top of our search rank. This guarantee you’ll have a continuous flow of travelers applying to your place.
You are not required to accept all travelers who apply to your place, but you need to let them know if you are able to accept them or not, If you're not interested in a traveler, remember to decline the application so the volunteer can focus on other hosts.
Tip: Most of our travelers end up confirming with the first host that answers them!