Did you know, 80% of our volunteers have successfully fundraised for their placements, with many managing to cover their full placement fees? Best believe it!
We're always super-impressed with the many creative ways volunteers, both past and present, have employed to raise the funds to cover the cost of their SLV.Global placement fees. From bake sales to car washes, fun runs to quiz nights, we've seen it all and we've seen it work! We know this all requires effort, but when you're on the plane heading out to your placement we're sure you'll think it was worth it. We're always happy to lend a hand, starting with our online fundraising pack, which you'll get a copy of as soon as you're confirmed on a placement.
In the meantime, coming from a psychology background, we know we need to provide sufficient evidence to back up our claim, so check out our Fundraisers' Hall of Fame below for some examples of successful fundraising tricks and tools these superstars used to make their placement dreams come true.
Fundraisers' Hall of Fame
Sri Lanka 2017
Covered 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."
Sri Lanka 2016 & Bali 2017
Raised 75% of the Placement Fee
"Ensuring all those I asked knew exactly what I needed the funds for - essentially I was going to be helping those in need in a developing country and so people were willing to help get me there."
GoFundMe & Bake Sales
Sri Lanka 2017
Raised 87% of the Placement Fee
"At first, I was hesitant to start fundraising. Once I started, I was so overwhelmed with the amount of support I received from my family and friends! It was totally unexpected. It made be believe that people will support you way more than you think".
Jack Petchey Foundation
Raised 100% of the Placement Fee
"Receiving the funding was amazing. I felt like the grant officer really supported the work I'd be doing and that made me so much more confident. It made the whole experience all the more special"
Let us know if you need any extra advice!