Why should I pay to volunteer abroad?
You are giving free services, and therefore it’s fine to wonder why you should pay, Here are the insights into that;
As a volunteer organization which is non-profit Destiny Garden Voluntourism registration certificate no.47643, we need to maintain quality services with the opportunities we provide and therefore require funds to run these services. We do not receive any funding support of the government either. We depend on the funds that the volunteers pay to ensure that they are getting what they paid for as they go abroad to volunteer.
Besides the sustenance fee for a volunteer organization, you as a volunteer has a lot to benefit from the services that are offered such as experience building for students. The support the institutions gives during your stay in foreign countries also counts for you comfortable and safe stay.
It’s your right to have detailed information on how your funds with spend during your volunteer program and volunteer programs with reputation will issue you with that. You should be made aware of all the costs involved and feel free to ask for expenditure or visit the links for a fee on their website.
What are you expected to pay?
The total amount of funds you pay are inclusive of the application or processing fees. However specific programs such as nursing and doctor may require you to pay some extra amount for issues to do with licensing and other medical regulations.
The funds you may help to sustain the volunteer organization to pay for their operating expenses such as staff salaries and marketing among others. Without such funds, the volunteer placement institution won’t provide the quality services and support that you will need while in the foreign lands. The fees you pay also gets directed towards the project that you have selected to be part of abroad and the country.
Furthermore, these funds are extended to your host family to provide food, accommodation, and other logistics, in-country office expenses and the country coordinators salary. These are very important to ensure your safety, comfort and to have a fulfilling volunteer work experience.
You will volunteer with DGV at $285 per week within Kenya and $300 in Rwanda.
DGV non-profit status
At DGV we do not have other hidden costs and more than 50% of your contribution goes to serve the communities you choose to volunteer with during your program. In any case, there’s the need for extra fees we will notify you in advance for a sound decision before the trip. Click here for of charges.