VOLUNTEER SERVICES & REQUESTS

Only G.O.A.’L members can request to use our volunteer services. Become a member today to take advantage of this service!

When receiving the following services, a volunteer will be provided for you. You do not have to separately request a volunteer:

  • F4 Visa Applications and Renewals

  • Dual Citizenship Applications (Step 1) and Pledges (Step 2)

  • Active Birth Family Search (Visiting birthplaces, Community Centers, Elderly Community Centers, Police Stations, Hospitals, Orphanages, City Halls/Town Halls/Village Centers, posting flyers, etc.)

When explicitly requested, G.O.A.’L will also provide volunteers for the following:

  • First Meetings with Birth Family (reunions) and Subsequent Meetings

  • Letters, Emails and Long Text/Kakao Messages with Birth Family

GUIDELINES & POLICIES

  1. Volunteers must be requested at least 1 week in advance. We cannot guarantee requests made less than 1 week in advance however, we will address these on a case-by-case basis. Text, Letter, and Email translations will be completed as soon as possible based on volunteer schedules and availability.

  2. Volunteers come from various walks of life and range in age. We will match you as best as possible based on your needs and the abilities of our volunteers.

  3. Volunteers can normally interpret English and Korean & some French and Korean. Volunteers with the highest language ability are assigned to BFS activities, including reunions.

  4. Volunteers are mainly based in Seoul, however we will do our best to find a volunteer for the area(s) outside of Seoul that you need/wish to visit.

  5. Unfortunately we cannot provide last-minute, very short notice translations and interpretations due to the availability and scheduling of our volunteer pool.

  6. For privacy and safety reasons, we do not share the personal contact information of the volunteer or the adoptee with each other. Communication is handled through the Volunteer Coordinator and G.O.A.’L staff. If you need to contact your volunteer in advance, arrangements will be made to ensure the safety and privacy of both parties.

  7. Volunteers are expected to be treated with professionalism and respect. Adoptee and volunteer safety and well-being are our top priorities. G.O.A.’L reserves the right to deny services for those violating this policy.

  8. Members are responsible for transportation fees for travel outside of Seoul for the volunteer. As a courtesy, meals should also be provided to volunteers if you are with the volunteer during mealtimes.
     

For more information please contact the G.O.A.’L Volunteer Mentor (volunteer@goal.or.kr)