FAQ > What does the fee include?

The fee you pay to VAP covers the administrative and organisational costs of your project plus a year’s membership to the charity.

This fee also includes a weekend orientation session to help prepare you for your project experience. The activities you take part in, food and accommodation costs are all included in the fee but travel to the orientation weekend is not. The 2016 orientation weekend will take place on 17-19 June at the Othona Community in East Essex.

Volunteers to countries in the South, and also some countries in Europe, will also need to pay a Hosting Fee as this is the sole funding that our partner organisations in those countries receive. This fee covers food, accommodation and other hosting costs, as well as the hosting organisation’s administrative and staffing costs. The Hosting Fee is paid to the hosting organisation on arrival in cash unless otherwise stated. This fee varies from country to country but is typically around 250 Euros.

member of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Volunteer International Network Exchange UK
with the support of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the European «Youth in Action» Programme

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« I can say that the best things about the workcamp and this whole experience were the chance of making a real difference to the lives of very needy children. This is an extremely valuable project where volunteers can have a massive impact. Also the possibility of learning a huge amount about a country so different from our own. I learnt ten times as much by carrying out a workcamp than I would ever do backpacking. »

Dominic K. from Slimbridge

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