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Global Nomadic distinguishes itself from traditional 'gap-year' and voluntary placement organizations by offering reasonably priced programs without taking commission.
We cater to a wide range of fields - from medicine and education, to veterinary science and journalism and more - matching you with reputable, worthwhile organisations around the world.
Global Nomadic personally visits all volunteer sites to ensure a quality experience for volunteers. You will receive support before, during and after your placement. Visit the Global Nomadic website for more information.
Global Nomadic's Response to Kendra:
I am glad to hear that you had a great time at the placement. We go to great lengths to ensure that all of our programmes are worthwhile and with reputable organisations. We have personally visited all projects to make sure they meet our high standards.
As explained on our website, we work with local partners, to help them find suitable interns and volunteers at no cost to themselves. We need to charge a placement fee to the participant to help cover our costs for promoting the projects and providing our complete service. Our fees are carefully worked out so that we can provide a high quality of service, and make sure that all of our projects offer a great experience to you, whilst allowing you to give something back to the project.
Some projects prefer for us to take the lead and organise everything for the trip, other projects (such as this one in Bali) prefer to handle the majority of the arrival information. That is why in this case Kendra may have felt that we did not have much input. I am sorry that we gave this impression and we will do out best to make sure that all future participants do not experience the same issues. We do not want unhappy clients, and I am happy to offer a free placement to Kendra at any point in the future to make up for it.
Submitted on 01/07/2013
Meet Jeremy Freedman Sharma - Global Nomadic Founder and Director
GO: Tell us a little about Global Nomadic and your role at the company.
Jeremy: Global Nomadic was founded in 2009 to help young professionals find the experience they need to further their career or find meaningful experiences.
Global Nomadic provide placements and experiences in a range of different fields, from medicine and education, to veterinary science and journalism and many more - matching you with reputable, worthwhile organisations around the world.
GO: How did you get involved in the volunteer industry?
Jeremy: After having travelled widely and participated in many volunteer projects around the world, I realized I could help others find these great projects. I selected various projects to visit to ensure they are reputable, and offer what they say they do.
GO: What makes Global Nomadic unique?
Jeremy: We work directly with projects all over the world, and will put you directly in contact with them. We are here to offer full pre-departure support and make sure you have everything you need from start to finish. we are on hand to help at every step of the way. We add no commission to any project, instead we ask for a placement fee to cover our costs.
GO: How do you ensure your programs are sustainable and mutually beneficial for you, the community, and the volunteers?
Jeremy: We only select the best projects that we find, that are run by well-intentioned serious individuals We would not support any project which did not our strict guidelines and are not environmentally or socially beneficial.
GO: What does the future hold for Global Nomadic?
Jeremy: We look to increase the number of projects we work with, travelling at least once a year to visit existing partners and find out new ones. We also wish to offer our experiences more to groups, whether from schools, universities or friends.