Written by CQI Representative
Friday, 22 April 2011 21:02
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:34
Any coffee producer, growers association, or other coffee organization can request assistance from Coffee Corps. Although our ability to provide that assistance may be affected by funding restrictions, we do our best to meet your needs.
Our volunteers are industry experts who have years and years of hands-on experience as farm operators, roasters, cuppers, marketers and more. Please specify the skills you believe are necessary in your application.
To request a volunteer, complete the online application. If approved, we will locate an appropriate volunteer and confirm that he or she is available to travel before contacting you. Please Note: Our ability to provide assistance depends on the number of requests received and the availability of volunteers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Coffee Corps volunteer speak the local language?
While some volunteers are multi-lingual, most speak only English. We expect that the origin group making the request will be able to provide a translator. If they cannot, we may be able to provide someone to assist.
How long can the volunteer assignments be?
Most volunteer assignments are between two and three weeks long. However, if your project requires more or less time, please complete the application anyway. We will try to locate a volunteer who matches your needs.
Is the origin group responsible for any costs?
Coffee Corps will pay all assignment-related expenses for the volunteer. These include round-trip coach airfare, passport, visas, lodging, meals and incidentals, project materials, required immunizations, and supplemental health insurance (including emergency medical evacuation coverage). The host is responsible for transportation during the assignment and may be asked to provide lodging.
Can the projects be time specific?
Yes, but keep in mind that our process takes time. Frequently, we require as many as four months to review a request, locate a volunteer and organize his or her travel to your country. Please provide as much lead time as possible in making your request.
Can we request volunteers for a project that might require more than one visit?
Yes, but please explain how many visits you anticipate, as well as the length of time between each visit in your application.
What would you like to do?
- Application for Assistance