Unlike other organisations operating in this field, we are a registered charity and therefore not-for-profit. We pride ourselves at the percentage of donation fees we reinvest into the 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.
SUPPORT BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
✔︎ 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
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
✗ Tourist Visa (if applicable)
✗ Travel Insurance
✗ Spending Money
✗ Police check/DBS
SOUTH AFRICA – JOHANNESBURG
GHANA – ACCRA
INDIA – JAIPUR
GHANA – SENYA – BERAKU
SOUTH AFRICA – DURBAN
SPAIN – ALGECIRAS
In order to secure your place we require a £265 deposit. Donation fees on the grid do not include your deposit.
We offer the chance to make installments 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
ADD ON OPTIONAL EXTRAS
We know this is an opportunity of a lifetime, 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. Read more about the optional extras here.
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