25 July, 2016

It is our top priority to provide a trip that will be as safe as possible and we endeavour to do everything we can to look after you while participating in an ADRA Connections Program. ADRA ensures safety standards are implemented as much as we are able to, for food, accommodation, transport, and travel. All trips undergo an extensive risk analysis, as 90% of risk is reduced by being properly prepared – we ask all volunteers to be vigilant in reading material provided and completing orientation programs before departure. ADRA staff also work closely with International SOS to daily monitor security and safety warnings while you are on your trip, with 24-7 service available from ADRA staff and International SOS while you are abroad. All volunteers are also required to register on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Smart Traveller Website (www.smartraveller.gov.au) before departure. Your ADRA Host will be with you throughout the trip and is available to talk to if you have any concerns for your safety or for the safety of anyone else on the trip.