2013-07-30

Funding Your Volunteering Trip

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We have put together a list of grants and fundraising opportunities available to future volunteers interested in coming to Argentina. Some of the scholarships are reserved for only students, but some are welcome to all who have the qualifications to apply. Grants like these and others are a great way to make your volunteering experience a lot easier economically!

1.  Name: Omprakash Foundation Grants

Link: http://www.omprakash.org/volunteer-abroad-grants

Description: They offer Volunteer Grants to defray travel and living expenses for individuals who are interested in serving an Omprakash Partner (Voluntario Global is a partner) and making a long-term contribution to our global educational community. Their Volunteer Grant program is open to all, regardless of age or nationality. They review four cycles of grant applications each year.

2.   Name: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Link: http://www.phikappaphi.org/web/awards/study_abroad.html

Description: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

3.   Name: Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Link: http://www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp

Description: Gives a graduating college senior a budget for one year of public service anywhere in the world.

4.      Name: Go Overseas International Volunteer Award

Link: http://www.gooverseas.com/volunteer-abroad

Description: Gives one award of $1,000 each academic year to anyone successfully accepted into an international volunteer program.

5.      Name: LIVFund Scholarship

Link: http://www.livfund.org/scholarship/what-is-the-livfund-scholarship/

Description: Provides two $500 scholarships per month to gap year students or others interested in learning, interning, and volunteering in Latin America.

6.      Name: Travel for Good Voluntourism Grant

Link: http://www.volunteerjournals.com/volunteer-travel-grants/

Description: Provides $5,000 for inspiring, Travelocity signature trips.

7.   Name: “Go Fund Me” and “Fund My Travel”

Link: gofundme.com / fundmytravel.com

Description: Has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars online, for amazing personal causes such as school tuition, sports teams, medical bills, volunteering abroad, business trips, and travel expenses. Its as simple as creating your own profile on our page for free, choosing a color, selecting a photo, and typing a message about what you want to do! Then it is ready to share to the world, personal contacts, and facebook friends. Donations are secure and online, and will be deposited directly into the bank account of the person whose cause you are supporting!

8.  Name: Start –up Scholar Fundraising

Link: http://startupscholar.org/

Description: Students in need of project funding for a transformative educational experience present their ideas and projects to the Start Up Scholar platform, which helps bring together a community of people to support the development and education of students by pooling funding for their project. Donors contribute funding to support students and the projects they believe in. Depending on the fundraising model of the project, donations are either sent immediately to the project or pledged and sent only if the funding goal is reached. Some projects have perks or rewards for donating at certain levels. Students and donors interact directly and donors receive updates as the student undertakes the project.

9. Name: Gilman Scholarship

Link: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Apply

Description: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

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