VOLUNTEER FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DIABETIC TRAVELERS NETWORK

Help out the travelers with diabetes who visit your country

More than 600 diabetes volunteers

At 50+ destinations around the World

Supporting travellers with diabetes in their countries

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING

The International Diabetic Travelers Network is an entirely free online network connecting travelers with diabetes with local diabetes volunteers at their travel destination. 

It has been created by Sweet Trip in 2017 and now counts with more than 600 volunteers at more than 50 destinations around the World. It works exclusively online. There are no intention to meet in person. The volunteers will help the travelers and answer their questions and worries about traveling with diabetes at their destination mostly via email conversations. 

As an International Diabetes Volunteer, you will help out diabetic travelers who visit your country, by addressing their questions and worries about traveling with diabetes in your country.

When a diabetic traveler contacts us with a request of information about your country, we will put him/her in touch with you via email, and you will start a discussion and try to help him/her resolve his/her problems. Most of the time, it’s all about providing the traveler with local information such as:

  • Can you recommend any diabetes-friendly restaurants in your town?
  • Among your local traditional food, which one would you recommend me to try with my diabetic diet?
  • I need to go to the pharmacy to get my treatment: do you know what documents I will need to provide?
  • Can you tell me how I should process to get a doctor’s appointment?
  • Can you help me translate a few words in your language so I can explain my problem to the doctor/pharmacy?

Absolutely everyone! We do not filter volunteering application and welcome everyone who is willing to take part in this project. You do not need any particular skills to become an International Diabetes Network Volunteer, but the will to help others out.

Absolutely! The diabetic travelers network is an online network. All you need is a good internet connection to answer the traveler’s request via email! You can do it from home, or from anywhere you want. 

It depends on you. There are no minimum hours to fill nor any time commitment to volunteering for the International Diabetic Travelers Network. Whenever we receive a request of information about your country, we will ask you if you’re willing to accept it or not. You will always be free to reject requests when you don’t have time to deal with them. 

You only accept the requests that you want, whenever you want, and at your own pace. 

When you accept a traveler’s request, you symbolically commit to help him resolve his doubts and questions. Depending on the traveler’s situation, and on your time availability, it can take you from as little as 10 minutes to several hours. Sweet Trip will always back you up and take over your volunteer tasks whenever you want to stop for whatever reason.

Diabetic Travelers Network Volunteers do NOT get any financial compensation for their work. Being a volunteer for diabetic travelers is and should be purely based on willingness to help others out. 

Sweet Trip, as the organiser of the network is NOT making any financial income from the Network, which is free of use for any traveler. NO money is involved in the Diabetic Travelers Network.

However, as a thank you for his/her time and solidarity, any volunteer who has accepted at least one traveler’s request will receive a 15% discount code for any purchase made on our website and the websites of the Diabetic Travelers Network partners. 

After you register as a volunteer, and before we send you your very first traveler’s request, you will receive an online Volunteer Kit with all necessary information and tools to guide you in your volunteering role. 

Our team will be full time available to guide you through, answer any of your question, and help you addressing travelers request whenever necessary.

To register as a volunteer, all you need to do is filling out the form below.

Once registered, you will receive a mail from us to inform you whenever a diabetic traveler is requesting information about traveling to your country. Remember, you’ll always be free to accept or decline these specific requests.

Your information won’t be shared with anyone until you receive and accept a traveler’s request!

As a security, we will be monitoring email exchanges between travelers and volunteers. A member of our team will always be in copy of each email exchange you have with travelers. If something goes wrong, or in case a traveler is abusive, you will report it to our team and your conversation will immediately be stopped. 

Rest assured though: we have never had such a case before! Every connection that we have made between a volunteer and a traveler has always been a success. 

In any case, remember that volunteering for the International Diabetic Travelers Network does not require any commitment. You will always be free to stop volunteering at any moment without any justification. 

If you have any further question about volunteering for the International Diabetic Travelers Network, please do not hesitate to contact LAURA at: info@sweettrip.org 

INTERNATIONAL DIABETIC TRAVELERS' NETWORK
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM

To register as a volunteer for the International Diabetic Travelers Network, please fill out the form below!

Registration Form

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