Questions about individual sponsor visits
- Can I visit my friend if I can’t go on an awareness trip?
Yes, we can facilitate an individual sponsor visit. All visits between sponsors and sponsored friends need to be coordinated through the Kansas City office.
To help ensure a successful visit, we have developed a set of guidelines that reflect our child protection policies and respect the schedules and prior commitments of our sponsored friends, their families and project staff.
You can download a copy of the individual sponsor visit guidelines.
- How do I schedule an individual sponsor visit?
All visits between you and your sponsored friend must be coordinated through the Kansas City office. We ask you to notify us as soon as you decide to visit. We request a minimum 30-day prior notice. This allows enough time for us to contact the project office to make sure they can accommodate your visit, and for you to complete and sign required forms.
Unbound respects the holidays in each country and the calendar of activities for each project. Therefore, we cannot schedule individual visits on dates the project has designated as unavailable. Out of respect for their schedules and prior commitments, all visits are arranged at the discretion of the project staff.
If you would like to schedule an individual sponsor visit, please call us at 800.875.6564 or 913.384.6500, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time, or email us.
- How much will it cost?
We do not charge a fee to coordinate individual sponsor visits. However, sponsors are invited to help defray any costs related to the visit that are incurred at the project site, such as a meal or transportation.
- What happens during the visit?
Generally, individual sponsor visits will occur at the project office, subproject office or another public location. Visits occur within normal project business hours and last no longer than one day.
You will have a chance to meet your friend and spend some time visiting. Sometimes a member of your friend’s family might visit with you as well. The Unbound project staff will be present for the entire visit and will provide translation services as necessary.
All visitors are required to adhere to Unbound policies and guidelines for individual sponsor visits.
- What if I have more questions?
- For more information about our individual sponsor visit program, please call us at 800.875.6564 or 913.384.6500, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, or email us. A member of our Sponsor Services team will be more than happy to answer your questions and assist you with your visit.