Our Better Places (OBP) prioritizes the safety and health of its volunteers, staff, and local communities. For that reason OBP has restructured service trip protocols and guidelines to meet and exceed CDC guidelines and recommendations to ensure the ongoing safety of all who participate in OBP Service Trips. 

Our Better Places is taking the following Measures to Keep You Safe

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All Volunteers must be tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of travel. Those that have completed their 2nd COVID19 Vaccine Dose are exempt. 

Health and Safety information will be provided in the pre-trip packet and discussed during orientation

Increased frequency and depth of cleaning at accomodations

Group sizes will be limited to 10 participants per accommodation  Social Distancing will be practiced all times. Masks required at all times at service sites.

I no longer feel comfortable traveling, will I be able to cancel participation?


In the event that Our Better Places cancels the service trip, all payments made toward service trip cost minus the $200 deposit will be refunded. Volunteers can also choose to postpone to a future trip. Any donations can not be refunded. Program fees are nonrefundable 60 days prior to the start date of the service trip.

Will I require a Negative COVID-19 Test prior to attending the program?

All volunteers traveling abroad must be tested for Covid-19 within 72 hours prior to travel, where this is possible in their locality. Those exempt are individuals who have received their second dose of the COVID19 Vaccine. 

What happens if someone were to get sick during the service trip?

Symptomatic individuals will be isolated from others in accordance with local regulations and WHO guidelines. If symptoms persist or are of concern, individuals will be assisted in contacting a healthcare provider for testing, advice and/or treatment.

Will you still be conducting International Trips? 

As of May 1st, Our Better Places will only be conducted U.S Domestic Service Trips. We will continue to monitor cases and safety measures abroad.  Check out the following locations for an amazing and immersive volunteer experience in the United States: