Molly

GoFundMe & Fundraiser Concert
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 27% of the Placement Fee

“Incorporate friends, family and your community as much as possible - fundraising can be a great way to get people together!”

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Molly

Night Club event & University and local grants
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 100% of the Placement Fee

“It’s important to show how you will make a difference in-country and how the project would be relevant to your studies”

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Saskia

GoFundMe & Car Boot Sales
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 62% of the Placement Fee

“Even a little helps towards the total!”

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Melissa

JustGiving
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 77% of Placement Fees

“Be proactive, confident in what you're doing abroad when explaining to people and don't be shy!”

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Isabel

FundMyTravel
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 29% of Placement Fees

“Offer an incentive e.g. keep them updated via a blog/postcards and don’t forget to share!”

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Vidoslava

GoFundMe; Charity Buckets
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 63% of Placement Fees

“As uncomfortable as it is keep asking people and pushing through and always remember you are doing this for a good cause!”

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Erika

GoFundMe
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 83% of Placement Fees

“Reach outside of your comfort zone and share! You never know who is watching.”

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Amy

GoFundMe
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 100% of placement fees.

“Give a bit of background about yourself and how it led to the trip. Lastly, don’t forget to thank each person who donates money!”

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Lorna

Family donations; part-time jobs
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 54% of placement fees.

“Give as much information out to others as you can.”

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Sioned

University funding; cake sales
Bali, 2018
Raised 100% of placement fees.

“Start early! Share lots of information on what you will be doing and how it is beneficial and set up a just giving page!”

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Lauren

Hosting raffles; Just Giving
Bali, 2018
Raised 98% of placement fees

“Share your social media posts frequently”

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Amy

Facebook Fundraiser
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 23% of the placement fees

“Be positive, briefly outline what you’re doing but don’t overshoot“

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Elida

Hosted a zumba fundraiser; GoFundMe
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 46% of Placement Fee

“Fundraise early, be smart with your social media sharing, tell all your friends and family”

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Alexandra

Window Cleaning Service
Sri Lanka, 2018
Raised 100% of Placement Fee

"Have the courage to approach people. Believe in yourself that you can raise the money you need. Lastly, be enthusiast when speaking to others about your volunteering opportunity."

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Xander

GoFundMe
Bali 2017
Raised 46% of the Placement Fee

"It was hard to fundraise, but thanks to the help of my parents and friends, I was able to go to Bali!"

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Jessica
Grace

GoFundMe
India 2017
Raised 84% of the Placement Fee

"I saw other volunteers used GoFundMe and I had heard about its popularity so I thought I'd give it a go! Safe to say, it worked, and I'm going to India!" 

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Jessica
Jack

University Grant
Sri Lanka 2015
Raised 100% of the Placement Fee

"Universities love seeing their students do work experience and build up their skill set, and more often than not they will want to help you achieve that goal".

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Jessica
Eadaoin

Bag Packing & Concert draw
Sri Lanka, 2017
Raised 100% of the Placement Fee

"Be creative when fundraising and do something that will only cover part of the costs."

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Samuel

University Grant
Sri Lanka 2017
Raised 100% of the Placement Fee

"I applied for a bursary in the Careers Network at my University. This involved writing essays and presenting talks for why I should receive the money and engaging in a short interview."

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Jessica