The volunteer is responsible for arranging and paying their own travel and transport costs. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to carry all necessary documents when traveling abroad. While NK English School may advise the volunteer on required travel documentation, NK SEEDS is not responsible for any supporting documents necessary for the volunteer's travel needs or other purposes. Volunteers are responsible for ensuring their travel documents are valid and up to date.
NK SEEDS does not provide insurance of any kind. Travel insurance is mandatory for each volunteer and the volunteer should purchase this prior to departing on the trip. The volunteer is responsible for evaluating and determining the type, extent, and levels of any insurance they need or desire for their planned volunteer travel period. However, it must cover their entire period with NK SEEDS and should cover their entire trip.
3. Registration/Upfront Payment
NK SEEDS asks for upfront payment of 50% of the total weeks of the volunteers stay. The remaining amount, the balance is payable on arrival. This is to show seriousness about being a part of NK SEEDS, to ensure that your spot is reserved, and someone else doesn't miss an opportunity. A portion of the upfront payment, which replaces the registration fee, also goes to maintaining our facilities. The remittance of the payment will typically incur transaction fees, which are paid by the volunteer. A volunteer’s placement in the program cannot be confirmed until the fee has been paid in full. The upfront payment of 50% is non-refundable.
4. Personal Risks
The volunteer acknowledges and accepts the responsibilities and risks associated with their agreement to travel to, temporarily live in, and provide volunteer services in, a developing country. Such travel and volunteer work can often be hazardous and involves a certain degree of risk to the volunteer, both foreseen and unforeseen, all of which are fully accepted and solely assumed by the volunteer.
Therefore NK SEEDS, including any and all of its employees, managers, directors, shareholders, host families and host country partner organizations are not liable, to the maximum extent of the law, for any loss or harm the volunteer or associates may suffer, including but not limited to loss caused directly or indirectly by:
· Personal injury
· Emotional injury
· Illness or disease
· Damage to or loss of property
· Hostage situations
· War or terrorism
The volunteer agrees to indemnify NK SEEDS against any and all liability which NK English School incurs arising directly or indirectly out of, or in connection (in any way) with, the volunteer's travel to, living in, and providing services for NK SEEDS.
6. Volunteer Requirements
Volunteers must be minimum 18 years of age at the beginning of the program and serious about working. Lao authorities require a clean criminal record, but exceptions can be made after the interview process. As an organization, we are obliged to forward a copy of your criminal record to the Lao authorities. The volunteers, therefore, need to acquire this information by the relevant authorities in their homeland. We do not accept sex-offenders under any circumstances.
7. Drug and Alcohol Use
The volunteer must abide by the rules put in place by NK SEEDS, volunteer placement institution, and host family in regards to excessive alcohol consumption. Drug use (unless prescribed by a doctor) is strictly prohibited and will result in instant dismissal from the program with no refund. Lao laws apply at all times.
8. Child Protection Policy
The volunteer must read the complete NK SEEDS Protection Policy. They must fully understand and agree to follow all procedures contained within. If at any time the volunteer fails to follow the guidelines set forth by the NK SEEDS Child Protection Policy, they understand that their volunteer program may be terminated by NK SEEDS and appropriate action will be taken.
The volunteer agrees to comply with NK SEEDS organization's code of conduct and waiver. NK SEEDS reserves the right to use feedback and images provided by volunteers for promotional materials.
· NK SEEDS reserves the right to refuse acceptance to any application
· NK SEEDS reserves the right to terminate a volunteer’s stay at anytime
10. Force Majeure
NK SEEDS has no liability for any lack of performance, unavailability or failure of the services or its website, or for any failure of NK SEEDS to comply with these terms and conditions, where the same arises from any cause reasonably beyond the control of NK SEEDS.
11. Governing Law
The laws of Laos govern these terms and are in force at all times.