Unlike other organisations operating in this field, we are a registered charity and therefore not-for-profit. Vocational Impact is proud of the percentage of donation fees we reinvest into our project partners.
We claim GiftAID on your donation fees (UK only), which is how we donate so much directly towards the projects you will stay with. As a registered charity, we are governed by the Charity Commission in the UK. We have been awarded ‘Ethical Travel Partner’ at many UK universities because of our unique model.
✔ Tailored placements to match your interests, career development goals or university subject
✔ Pre-departure help with paperwork (health/safety, bursaries/grants, research/briefs, placement structure, sponsorship)
✔ Support with flights
✔ Insurance advice
✔ Visa advice
✔ Packing lists
✔ Tips on local culture and language
✔ Fundraising guides
✔ Currency advice
✔ Transportation – Airport drop off and collection. Plus all placement related transport (to and from partner NGOs)
✔ Accommodation – You will stay in a fit for purpose, private shared volunteer cottage.
✔ Meals – You will have breakfast, lunch, dinner prepared daily for you (*except Durban)
✔ In-country dedicated volunteer coordinator available 24/7 to you
✔ Internet (WIFI)
✔ 30 + hours of interactive cross-cultural training and practice
✔ 24/7 international support
✔ Weekends off for travel opportunities
✔ Weekly laundry and housekeeping
✔ Certificate of Learning – proof this is not a holiday!
✔ Vocational Impact International Development donation – how your money helps the communities you work with
✔ Employment opportunities. Join our team!
✔ Join the growing Vocational Impact alumni community
✗ Tourist Visa (if applicable)
✗ Travel Insurance
✗ Spending Money
✗ Police check/DBS
In order to secure your place we require a £265 deposit. Donation fees on the grid do not include your deposit. ENQUIRE NOW
You get confirmation of your placement within 24 hours
You get assigned your volunteer manager
You get a call from us welcoming you
We start planning and building your placement
Read our step-by-step guide to how we will support you
We offer the chance to make instalments towards your placement. You need to clear the full amount 90 days before departure. This gives you lots of time to fundraise. Read our fundraising advice here
We know this is an opportunity of a life-time, not only to gain valuable work experience, and career enhancing skills, but also to enjoy exploring a new country and culture. The countries we work in are beautiful, and you should take the opportunity to see for yourself. From rainforests, to sky-diving, and everything in between, your spare time is part of the adventure. All our project partners offer optional extras and can be arranged in-country with your volunteer manager.