TEAM Aid is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization.
Our amazing network of global volunteer coordinators strives to bridge the gap between people who are far away from home and their current location. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please take a look at the information below and register by completing the form below.
Become a TEAM Aid Volunteer
By submitting this form, you are applying to become a Team Aid volunteer coordinator. Additionally, you are signing up to receive Team Aid newsletters and email communications. You are also agreeing to publish your basic profile information on Team Aid and/or related social media outlets.
TEAM Aid reserves the right to disable or remove any Team Aid volunteer’s registration if he/she does not respond to more than three incidents. We request that you thoroughly understand the need for being responsive during critical times when another person is desperately awaiting your assistance and guidance.
Note: At this time, we are not accepting additional volunteer coordinators in India. We are, however, need volunteer coordinators in all other countries.
What is TEAM Aid?
TEAM Aid is a Team for Emergency Assistance Management. We are like first aid for people in a foreign land in their emergency situations. We are a large group of dedicated, selfless volunteers committed to assisting people. We assist people and their beloved ones involved in emergency situations such as accidents, homicides, suicides, fires, or floods. We are not a local government-run emergency assistance service (like 911 in the USA), but we provide voluntary assistance to the people in our best capacity.
Do you charge any fee?
No. We are a voluntary and non-profit organization.
Do you provide medical assistance?
Where is TEAM Aid located?
When a death happens, do consulates of the native country help the family?
May or may not. But we do. Consulates do not have enough officials to go places where the incident happens, whereas we have volunteers help you almost all over North America and many other countries.
Do you compete with other nonprofit organizations?
No. We are not in competition with any one individual or organization. We happy to collaborate with anyone that have similar goals of providing emergency assistance.
Do you provide financial assistance?
Is there a minimum age for Volunteers?
Which countries in particular do you need Volunteers?
USA, Canada, European countries, Australia, Newzealand, South Africa, and Mexico.
What does repatriation mean?
Is sending a body from USA or Canada to other countries expensive?
Yes, it could be very expensive. It must be handled through licensed funeral homes. In many cases, the funeral home takes advantage of the family’s desperation. For instance, we have experienced a funeral home in Houston charging an Indian family $36,000 to send a body to India. Whereas it should cost only between $4,000 and $7,500.
How does TEAM Aid help in a repatriation of a deceased?
Upon the receipt of information, Our National coordinators immediately alert local volunteers through a user group message. Whomever the volunteers in that area are available, respond, assess the need, and start to assisting the affected family. National coordinators, who have previous experience, carefully guide the family in planning either for the local funeral or for the international repatriation.
Every case is different and every situation is different but we provide the following assistance:
- Selecting the Funeral home, who would be economical, efficient, experienced, and licensed.
- Voluntary help in obtaining necessary documents for Repatriation.
- Providing local transportation, food and guidance to the family, and friends as much as our volunteers could.
- Constantly communicating with the family members about the progress of repatriation.
- Follow up with the Funeral home to supervise the process and expedite it if necessary.
- Guiding the family in obtaining Insurance, retirement, legal benefits.
- Providing moral support to the affected family members.
- If the deceased family is in need of financial assistance to cover repatriation or funeral expenses, we evaluate their need and support.
- Coordinate with consulates in obtaining transport permits and necessary visas for the family.
- We protect the dignity of the deceased and his/her family.
Other Ways You Can Help
As a non-profit, we rely heavily on our amazing volunteers and of course donations from the public and business partners. Please consider giving something to help fund out work.