International Volunteering Pricing Information
What's included in the cost and what isn't
The price for each trip is different. Usually we include the cost of flights, visa, transfers, accommodation, team hoodies and t-shirts and sometimes food and local transport. This is why we can't give an exact price until nearer the time although we do our best to give a good guestimate. You'll find a list of what is and isn't included in the downloadable information about each trip. We ask volunteers to pay in instalments so if we find that the project is working our cheaper than expected, we'll adjust the price of the last instalment.
The following things are definitely NOT included: travel insurance, spending money, cost of any vaccinations that may be required and the cost of any independent travel. Sometimes it works out better if volunteers pay for their own food or local transport but we'll always let you know what is included in your trip before you apply.
All staff volunteering for the first time are eligible for a 10% discount. Home students volunteering for the first time are eligible for a discount of 10%, 20% or 30%. The discount is means-tested in the same way that the student grant is means-tested so you may be eligible for one of the following:
|Tier 1||students not receiving a grant (and staff)||10% reduction|
|Tier 2||students receiving a partial grant||20% reduction|
|Tier 3||students receiving a full grant||30% reduction|
Unfortunately students who have previously volunteered on an international volunteering project are not eligible for a subsidy.
Once recruited, teams will work together to fundraise for the costs of the project but also to donate funds directly to the host charity or organisation.
How to find out what tier you are in
For most students, the easiest way to find out which tier is to look at your "Financial Notification" letter from the student loans company. You need to look at the section called "Supplementary Grants" and check the amount written below it:
|£00||students not receiving a grant||Tier 1|
|£00 - £3673||students receiving a partial grant||Tier 2|
|£23674||students receiving a full grant||Tier 3|
If you get a place on a project we'll ask you to give us a copy of your Financial Notification letter. Click on the link below for an example letter.