APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2017 and 2018
Volunteers are required to pay and/or fundraise to cover the cost of their placement.
Volunteers participating in the four-week Summer School Programme (June, July, August only) have a placement fee of €1990 from 2016. All other placements of 4 to 12 weeks are €3000. We also offer reductions for couples and returning volunteers.
VLM offers many fresh ideas on how to secure sponsorship, funding or grants. We also provide photos, posters, t-shirts, flyers, etc. to volunteers who are fundraising.
Click here for ideas and information on covering the cost of your placement…
|YOUR VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT INCLUDES:
This cost is a once-off payment and covers all aspects of your placement for one to three months. Unfortunately VLM are no longer in a position to offer 6 month placements due to visa constraints.
*All flights, accommodation and insurance are arranged by VLM for the volunteer – all you need to do is pack! Click here for more info on pre-departure training.
“My name is Joanna Lally and I was volunteering in the summer school in Bulbulla. Fundraising was not as difficult as I thought, I got lots of support and help from my friends and family which made such a big difference. Every little fundraising event you do can help you along the way. However I would focus on one main event.
I did a 25 card drive and sold tickets and because I live in a small town where playing cards is a popular pastime. I asked the people involved to spread the word and get more people involved. It was a great success and helped me achieve over my target amount of €3000.
I also hosted a tea morning in the shop where I worked and I found everyone in my home town were really interested to find out what I was raising money for and where I would be volunteering.
I know that fundraising €3000 can seem daunting but when you get started you come closer to your target with every little fundraising event you do! Don’t let it be the only thing holding you back from the amazing experience of volunteering and helping others.”