Program Fees

We understand the importance of keeping our volunteer program fees as affordable as possible. The more affordable we can make these fees the more accessible international volunteering becomes. We offer the most comprehensive program for the lowest cost.

The following outlines the various costs associated with joining the program. For a complete list of expenses to plan for check out the additional expenses page.

Volunteer Registration Fees

For any independent volunteer placement, volunteers must pay a 250 USD registration fee. This fee covers the cost of processing an application and creating a customized list of placements for which a volunteer would be eligible. This fee also includes all pre-departure support including visa support letters where required.

This registration fee is the only fee that volunteers are required to pay. For this, volunteers will be connected with appropriate placement options and our staff on the ground will confirm the placement in accordance with the preferences indicated by the volunteer.

Volunteers who would prefer to take care of their own arrival, transportation, training and accommodation can manage these details on their own and would not be required to pay a program fee.

Volunteer Program Fees

The volunteer program fees cover the cost of living and training for the duration of the program. This fee is a weekly fee that is charged based on the duration of the program that the volunteer selects. Depending on choices made in the application, this will include accommodation in a hostel or host family and three meals each day. This fee also covers 36 hours of orientation, a 20 hour language course, airport reception and transfer and a number of other services.

Program Fees Include:

  • Airport reception and transfer
  • 7 Day orientation
  • 5 Day survival language course
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Placement connection
  • Pre-departure support
  • 24-7 emergency support

Placement Fees

Some placements have additional expenses associated with hosting a volunteer. For example, some placements will bring volunteers on outreach programs to the surrounding community. If there are transportation or meal expenses associated with these tours, the organization may include a placement fee. As well, some placements that are more like an internship, where the objective of the placement is more a learning experience than providing assistance, an organization may charge a small placement fee to cover the cost of staff time spent providing instruction.

These placement fees are indicated on a placement by placement basis. Volunteers will be able to see from their placement matches if any of their placements have an associated placement fee and how much this would be.


Volunteer Program Fees - Costa Rica
  Registration Fee
250
 
  1 Week
395
 
  2 Weeks
620
 
  3 Weeks
844
 
  4 Weeks
1,068
 
  5 Weeks
1,243
 
  6 Weeks
1,418
 
  7 Weeks
1,593
 
  8 Weeks
1,768
 
  Additional Weeks
175
 
Costa Rica wildlife and conservation placements require an additional $7 USD per day fee to cover park fees and accommodation. All program fees are listed in US Dollars.

Volunteer Program Fees - Ecuador
  Registration Fee
250
 
  1 Week
395
 
  2 Weeks
620
 
  3 Weeks
844
 
  4 Weeks
1,068
 
  5 Weeks
1,243
 
  6 Weeks
1,418
 
  7 Weeks
1,593
 
  8 Weeks
1,768
 
  Additional Weeks
175
 
Ecuador wildlife and conservation placements require an additional $7 USD per day fee to cover park fees and accommodation. All program fees are listed in US Dollars.

Volunteer Program Fees - Ghana
  Registration Fee
250
 
  1 Week
395
 
  2 Weeks
535
 
  3 Weeks
675
 
  4 Weeks
815
 
  5 Weeks
940
 
  6 Weeks
1,065
 
  7 Weeks
1,190
 
  8 Weeks
1,315
 
  Additional Weeks
120
 
All program fees are listed in US Dollars.

Volunteer Program Fees - Nepal
  Registration Fee
250
 
  1 Week
295
 
  2 Weeks
400
 
  3 Weeks
505
 
  4 Weeks
610
 
  5 Weeks
715
 
  6 Weeks
820
 
  7 Weeks
925
 
  8 Weeks
1,030
 
  Additional Weeks
95
 
All program fees are listed in US Dollars.

Volunteer Program Fees - Tanzania
  Registration Fee
250
 
  1 Week
395
 
  2 Weeks
505
 
  3 Weeks
615
 
  4 Weeks
725
 
  5 Weeks
830
 
  6 Weeks
935
 
  7 Weeks
1,040
 
  8 Weeks
1,145
 
  Additional Weeks
100
 
All program fees are listed in US Dollars.



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