Guidelines - Responsible Exchange and Volunteering 2018
• Travel considerations where applicable – such as wearing seat belts, no driving in vehicles where the driver has been drinking, no travelling in vehicles alone where the driver is unknown etc. • Awareness of drug policy (this should be available for them to review) • Awareness of alcohol policy (this should be available for them to review) • Use of dangerous equipment (if relevant) IMPORTANT - The participant must sign off on this document viii. Basic introduction to local language sheet (useful phrases) A simple, quick reference useful phrases handout. For languages such as isiXhosa, it is recommended that at least one introductory lesson is given to the participants with a follow-up contact a few days later.
ix. HIV / Aids information document An informative, yet non-threatening, one pager on HIV/Aids (see example: click here “ Annex 3 ” or go to page 67)
x. Health & Safety information sheet 1) Map of the area – living and working area 2) A “Do’s and Don’t” information sheet covering: - Safety and awareness in the city (walking around – pedestrians do not automatically have right of way; carry bags that close securely; don’t flaunt valuables; care at the ATMs; using public transport etc) - Highlight locations that should be considered “extra care or no - go areas” if necessary - Practice safe sex - Emergency contact numbers (Police, state & private ambulance services, consulate numbers) - Recommended public transport service provider numbers for taxi services if not using organisation or Uber services; insights on using informal public transport or taxis if applicable 3) Emergency procedures – include information that outlines what a participant should do in the event of fire, accidents, social unrest etc
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