Why should I pay to volunteer?
Good question! A lot of people are initially surprised when they realize they have to pay to volunteer. However, the cost of volunteering includes accommodation, food, transport and in-country support staff - basically everything you need to support you while you give your time and energy to a worthy service project. When you consider the costs you might incur at a hotel or eating at restaurants, the costs are minimal.
Plus, as Love Volunteers do not profit at all from our listed program fees you know that every penny of this fee is going to the local organisations and the people you yourself have chosen to support. Our local partners are grass-root organizations who, in many cases, are solely funded by volunteer fees, so for the concept to work fees are an essential element. Ultimately, it is a decision of where your money goes... to a hotel, or to a local family. We know which one we'd choose!