What do I need to take? 3-4 weeks before your departure date you will be sent an Info Sheet which will list everything you need to pack. You will need a to bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Good quality work shoes are also useful. It’s a good idea to take something a bit smarter for any formal occasions you might be invited to or to suit cultural norms. Take recipes, games, songs, photos and postcards from where you live to share with the other volunteers and the local community. Most projects require you to bring your own sleeping bag and roll mat.