We ask hosts to answer every application within 3 days.
Here is how it works:
- You will only be able to contact a host if they are looking for a volunteer on the dates you are looking to travel. If your dates don’t match, you won’t be able to contact the host.
- If your dates match and you send a message to a host without receiving an answer, check their Response Rate and Response Time. This will give you a good idea as to how long you should expect to wait for a reply.
- And remember, if you don’t want to wait forever simply cancel and close the conversation.
Hosts have up to 3 days to answer your first message. After that, the conversation can go on for longer.
If any party stops answering, the conversation will expire after 7 days. If the hosts stopped answering you and the conversation expired, you can always cancel it and apply again. However, we recommend that you apply to many positions to increase your chance of confirming a trip.
If you have already confirmed a trip, make sure you write down all the host’s contact details (including telephone number, host address, email and even Facebook contact).