Each community has different timeframes and needs for volunteers. MVA generally expects a minimum two month placement - or for teachers a minimum of one school term - unless in exceptional circumstances. MVA does not offer ‘holiday programs’ over the Christmas break.
It is beneficial for all potential volunteers to be flexible in their dates and location. This is due to a multitude of factors that have to be taken into account when arranging dates, including:
- Inclement seasonal weather
- School terms
- Scheduling around school immersions and other visitors
- The capacity for the local community to host