A placement with The Humanity Exchange will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, and a true investment in your personal learning. In order to fund your program, beyond personal contributions, you can consider fundraising, grants, and scholarships to help finance your program. The program fee enables us to provide you with the highest possible level of support, ensure quality in our programming, and avoid burdening our partners with financial demands. To learn more about why we charge a program fee, read The Cost of Doing Good.
With careful planning, creativity, and commitment to your goal, you can fundraise enough to cover program fees, airfare, and more. Donors will be satisfied to know that their money has far-reaching benefits. They are enabling you to have an incredible learning and life-changing experience, and they are positively contributing to communities in need through your actions. All participants receive a fundraising kit when preparing to go abroad. It will provide you with advice, direction, and ideas for fundraising in your community. Furthermore, we recommend you to start a blog so that sponsors can see for themselves all of the great things you are doing. Visit Volunteer Blogs to see some examples.
Grants & Awards
The Glimpse Correspondents Program is open to talented writers and photographers, between the ages of 18 & 36, who will be volunteering abroad for at least ten weeks. The program includes a 600USD stipend, guaranteed publication, and other professional support.
An award of 1000USD is awarded annually and the award is open to anyone.
Application Deadline: September 15th
If you are over 18, earn £22,000 or less, and live in Scotland, ILA Scotland will provide you with £200 to learn something new. This can be directly applied to learning Spanish Abroad or learning French Abroad.
Two awards of $1500CAD will be awarded to students who meet one of the following criteria:
- Studying a minimum of one semester outside of Canada at a recognized university, this can include a shortened summer semester.
- Enrolled in a postgraduate program at a university outside of Canada scheduled to commence within the academic year following the granting of the award.
- Enrolled in a study abroad or volunteer program with a recognized organization.
Must complete application and write short essay to apply.
Application Deadline: April 1st, 2011
College & University Students
If you are a college or university student, check to see if your school has any financial support. A placement with The Humanity Exchange demonstrates ambition, leadership, and global citizenship. Often schools will support this financially. If you are earning course credit by doing an Internship Abroad with The Humanity Exchange, this increases the likelihood of financial support from your school.
If you are a working professional, ask your employer what they do to support volunteerism. Making them aware of what you are doing may encourage them to contribute financially to your endeavour.