On a budget?
Is your budget a little tighter than you’d like? Here are a few tips to help you realize your dream of volunteering in Armenia with AVC.
Consider applying for the following scholarships for partial or even full funding:
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
The Mission of the Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support for humanitarian work around the world for young women who share Sara Christie Schewe’s zest for life, love of adventure, and zeal to excel.
Any and all nationalities are eligible to apply for the Volunteer Abroad scholarship. The Go Overseas editorial team will judge submissions based on the quality of the content, without regard to gender, race, or nationality.
Anyone participating in a volunteer program abroad is eligible to apply for the GO! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.
GoFundMe personal online fundraising websites are perfect for individuals, groups & organizations!
Donations instead of presents: Is your birthday or Christmas coming up? Consider asking friends and family to contribute funds to your travel plans instead of buying you one more thing you don’t really need.
52-week challenge: During the first week of the year, you save $1. During the second week, you save $2. Keep adding a dollar each week so that during the last week of the year, you’re putting away $52. Even without interest, this adds up to $1,378 over the course of a year!
Try one of these fundraising platforms to raise backers for your volunteer trip:
- any of the other crowdfunding platforms you’re comfortable using
Alternative means of travel
Do you cycle or ride a motorbike? Would you try hitchhiking? Why not? Some of our volunteers have tried these options. You could become one of them too!