DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
A global volunteer mission is often fulfilling and complex; it is not unusual for potential participants to feel both emotional and physical stress. The limited availability of certain foods, inaccessibility for individuals with mobility impairments, and public works systems that are not consistent with western standards, may all stand as barriers to willing participants. This self-disclosure form has been designed to assist The PAOC and our overseas partners in determining appropriate care for all team members. It is in your best interest to consider carefully each of the questions below and to provide a candid evaluation of your physical health, stamina and emotional stability. Information you provide on this form will be held in confidence and will be shared with various ministry partners on a “need to know basis.”
The PAOC does not discriminate against otherwise qualified participants on the basis of disability. The PAOC does not require medical examinations for global volunteers nor will medical information be used to determine participation in global volunteer programs. However, because medical care in some of our host countries differs from care in Canada, your international host MAY require a full medical examination and may be unable to accommodate some health conditions. In any case, we strongly recommend that you have a medical examination before leaving, and that you provide to your team leader (in consultation with your physician) any medical information that could be necessary or valuable in the event of a medical emergency while you are abroad. In addition, some countries require a medical examination as part of the visa application process.
If you have any questions regarding your participation in a global volunteer opportunity, we urge you to contact the Volunteer Administrator in order to gather any and all information which will help you make an informed decision about your participation. All inquiries will be held in confidence.