Our Host Guidelines
Trainees provide photo ID and proof of membership on arrival
The Trainees will get a certification automatically with their registration.
Hosts keep a Guestbook…
…for Trainees to sign and record their Membership user name, visa type and dates of their visit. Please download this sample Guestbook page.
The most important experience for Trainees…
…is to learn about your rescue service and your working methods. Be patient and available with them whenever possible. Demonstrate how tools and equipment work to avoid breakages and injuries.
Your Trainee is your employee
Give them some tasks, that had to be done, even if they are very basic. Show them your daily routines and integrate them as you would like to be integrated in a new work field.
Trainee & Travel is a voluntary, non-monetary exchange
Explain daily and weekly patterns so Trainees can organize their weeks.
They are willing to volunteer for 24-48 hours/week in exchange for a comfortable accommodation, (if possible food) and learning. If possible try to be a bit flexible so Trainees have also some free days to travel around and get even closer to your country.
To avoid misunderstandings stay in frequent touch and discuss your conditions, the shifts and the place they will work on. We recommend 3 dayshifts (each 12h) but no more than 4 within 7 days. It’s up to both parties to work nightshifts too.
It’s a natural for Trainees…
…to keep their living area clean and tidy. They will also help the Host from their guesthouses with the meals, washing up and usual housework. If, for any reason, they don’t know how to clean a bathroom be patient and show them.
As a Rescue service Host make sure to provide a host, where the Trainees can stay. Here are some options: a spare or separate room in their home, a shared room.
A piece of advice
Ask about special diets. If you cannot cater for this, ask Trainees to bring any special food.
It’s ok if you cannot provide a guestroom or anything else. But please make a note in your profile and point that out in your conversation!
Accommodation must be adequate and hygienic
Make sure the bedding is clean, comfortable an warm.
Hosts are Ambassadors for their country
We’re one team, with one dream. As an ambassador of Trainee & Travel you do not only accept our vision. You are a part of it! That’s why you treat the Trainees as members of your own team, if not as your own family. We help each other and we’re there for each other.
Trainees will use public transport
Picking Trainees up from the nearest bus, train or airport by arrangement is helpful. Always exchange mobile numbers in case of problems.
We hope this will never happen but…
… If Trainees violate your house rules or don’t follow the Trainee & Travel Guidelines you may ask them to leave. But before you do so offer them internet or phone access to find another place to stay. Be kind and always respectful and offer them a lift to the next transportation spot, if needed.
Things we cannot tolerate!
Abusive language, inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment of any kind against Hosts or Trainees.
If we receive complaints about something like that, your membership may be cancelled.
If you like for example hugging or yelling for fun at somebody, be in note that maybe not everyone is comfortable with that. Do us all a favor and show consideration.
Trainee & Travel will persistently and by chance look after some Host/Trainee profiles to ensure compliance with our guidelines.
Trainee&Travel is strictly voluntary
Hosts and Trainees must be fully aware of the different regulations governing holders of Working Holiday, Student and Visitor (Tourist) visas.
Responsibilities for Hosts
We want the Hosts and the Trainees to be safe!
The hosts are responsible for the Trainees’ safety.