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. Below is a simple guide that shows how your project fee is divided between important elements and how much has been contributed in donations over the years.

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

2021 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $29,260
Asia $2,973
The Americas $3,455
Europe $3,872

Total: $39,559

2020 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $39,747
Asia $33,277
The Americas $4,138
Europe $0

Total: $77,160

2019 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $151,577
Asia $186,854
The Americas $19,863
Europe $15,933

Total: $374,225

2018 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $113,612
Asia $175,192
The Americas $28,460
Europe $12,047

Total: $329,310

2017 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $129,965
Asia $220,277
The Americas $18,704
Europe $13,239

Total: $382,184

2016 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $101,983
Asia $169,740
The Americas $14,002
Europe $11,870

Total: $297,597

2015 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $75,833
Asia $201,852
S America $13,742
Europe $9,124

Total: $300,550

2014 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $104,154
Asia $181,668
S America $24,590

Total: $310,413

2013 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $51,822
Asia $114,368

Total: $166,189

Where you can go
Contact Info
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