If a prospective person with a disability meets the eligibility requirements for your volunteer abroad program, start with encouragement and then figure out together how to arrange the reasonable accommodations.
To make the most out of your service abroad, it’s important to carefully examine your interests and skills, and your openness to partner with community members abroad who will have different perspectives. While it is not your role as a volunteer abroad to swoop in and save the day by helping others, neither should it be a situation where you are sidelined from participating because no one thought to plan for disability access. After all, interdependent partnerships rely on recognizing the contributions of everyone.
I always loved traveling around the United States with my family, but I decided that I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and travel abroad.