Program Dates & Costs
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Deciding to volunteer in the developing world is a big decision and at AV we like to be up-front about the cost involved in volunteering. You are very kindly offering to donate your time, energy, enthusiasm and skills to a community in the developing world, but whilst you’re there you are going to need a roof over your head and something to eat!
Our aim is to make sure you are as prepared as possible for your time on project so you can get stuck in without any worries. We are not a holiday company, and you will not be a tourist – from the minute you sign up you become an AV. This means we’re here to support you before you go, whilst you’re away and when you get back – including providing references to future colleges or employers.
All of our projects require financial and administrative support to operate effectively. On average 55% of AV project costs are spent in country to help to support the local economy in different ways.
Raising the funds for your trip and learning to budget are an important part of the experience and we are on hand to guide you through it. We have a fundraising pack with lots of ideas from ourselves and old AVs, and we’re always on the end of the phone for advice and tips.