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 $28,090
Asia $2,854
The Americas $3,317
Europe $3,717

Total: $37,977

2020 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $38,157
Asia $31,946
The Americas $3,972
Europe $0

Total: $74,074

2019 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $145,514
Asia $179,380
The Americas $19,068
Europe $15,296

Total: $359,256

2018 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $109,067
Asia $168,184
The Americas $27,322
Europe $11,565

Total: $316,138

2017 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $124,767
Asia $211,466
The Americas $17,956
Europe $12,710

Total: $366,897

2016 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $97,904
Asia $162,951
The Americas $13,442
Europe $11,396

Total: $285,693

2015 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $72,800
Asia $193,778
S America $13,192
Europe $8,759

Total: $288,528

2014 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $99,988
Asia $174,401
S America $23,607

Total: $297,996

2013 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa $49,749
Asia $109,793

Total: $159,542

Where you can go
Contact Info
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United Kingdom

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