Be a sparring partner
Livingstone will be a sparring partner for the partner where it comes to defining strategic goals. Livingstone will: advise on how to manage cooperation, how to write project proposals, how to receive mission teams and volunteers. Livingstone will (usually) have two-yearly work visits with the partner.
Advice on volunteers
Livingstone will inform/discuss with the partner about mission teams and volunteers on:
Recruit, prepare volunteers
Livingstone recruits mission teams/leaders/volunteers on the website, social media and at (Christian) events. Livingstone actively contacts churches, schools, organisations and interested individuals. Livingstone support their teams/volunteers with crowdfunding of their travel costs and contributions
Livingstone takes effort for adequate preparations. Livingstone instructs all mission teams and volunteers on local culture, country, the project, the program, the facilities, travel documentation, health risks, etc.
Prepare team leaders
Livingstone screens team leaders through an application form, job interview and by requesting a certificate of conduct from the government side. Once accepted, team leaders will be instructed on the following topics:
Livingstone makes sure that:
24/7 emergency service
Livingstone runs the 24-7 emergency service, during the period mission teams are at the project. If necessary, a crisis management team will be formed within 15 minutes. Together with the partner, the team leaders and the emergency services of the travel insurance companies, Livingstone will handle possible crises.