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Water Project FAQ

WHAT DO WE DO ON A WATER PROJECT TEAM?

You might drill a well or repair one, install a water chlorination system or bio-sand filter, and teach health and hygiene. Each trip is different, depending on the need.

WHAT COUNTRIES WILL I TRAVEL TO?

Most of our current projects are in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Consult our list of upcoming events for more details.

HOW LONG ARE THE WATER PROJECT TEAM TRIPS?

They are usually between 8 to 10 days long, depending on the project and our in-country partner’s availability.

DO YOU PROVIDE TRAINING FOR THESE WATER PROJECT TEAMS?

Training is not required. Your team leader and/or in-country partner will guide you. However, attending an annual Water Training Camp in June is highly recommended. There’s a reduced rate for volunteers who have registered for a water project trip.

HOW ARE WATER PROJECT TEAMS FUNDED?

Our trips are funded by donations. At the time of writing, Water Ambassadors Canada suggests a donation of $3,000 CAD per person (flying out of Toronto) for the majority of trips we go on. Volunteers are encouraged to fundraise to cover the costs, which include airfare, hotels, in transit and in-country meals, accommodations and transportation, administrative fees as well as partial contribution to the actual water project.

Please note: We rely heavily on sponsors and donors to fund a significant portion of the projects.

WHEN DO I HAVE TO DECIDE IF I WANT TO BE A PART OF A TEAM?

You need a least a 4-month lead time before going on a trip. This will give you enough time to get and submit all required documents and forms, as well as a chance to raise funds and get the suggested travel vaccinations.

For more information about joining our water teams, please contact Ursula Devolin, our Trip Coordinator at udevolin@waterambassadorscanada.org.

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