Where your money goes

Here at The Great Projects, we are often asked ‘Why do I have to pay to volunteer’? In simple terms, the majority of your project fee goes overseas to cover the cost of your time spent volunteering, with the rest going towards a wide variety of other expenses which are outlined below. If volunteers did not pay for their places on the projects, then the projects themselves would simply be unable to run.

One of the main elements of the project fees are the built-in donations, and the projects rely on these to provide for the animals in their care. By not only offering your time, but by also providing a conservation donation by way of your fee, you’re ensuring that your efforts to help protect the world’s most threatened species will continue long after you’ve returned home. In short: your yearly holiday could leave a lasting impact, creating a legacy for the project and the animals you’ve chosen to help.

Accommodation Accommodation, food, and all volunteer activities
Transfers Transfers to and from the airport for most projects
Donation A conservation donation to help support the animals
Development Project development to ensure the best projects for all involved
Admin Administration, insurance, staff and any additional office costs

The Breakdown

2019 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $157,640
Asia $194,328
The Americas $20,657
Europe $16,570

Total: $389,194

2018 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $118,156
Asia $182,199
The Americas $29,599
Europe $12,529

Total: $342,483

2017 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $135,164
Asia $229,088
The Americas $19,452
Europe $13,769

Total: $397,472

2016 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $106,062
Asia $176,530
The Americas $14,562
Europe $12,345

Total: $309,501

2015 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $78,866
Asia $209,926
S America $14,291
Europe $9,489

Total: $312,572

2014 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $108,320
Asia $188,935
S America $25,574

Total: $322,829

2013 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $53,895
Asia $118,943

Total: $172,837

Where you can go
Contact Info
UK Office
The Great Traveller Ltd,
3 Dairy Yard
Star Street
Ware, Hertfordshire
SG12 7DX
United Kingdom

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   Sat 10am-4pm

T: +44(0) 208 885 4987

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