Costs of Volunteering Abroad

It’s expensive to volunteer abroad.

The biggest costs for a volunteer abroad program are typically the International Airfare and Program Fee paid to the organization you sign up such as Cosmic Volunteers.

We are happy to give you ideas on how to fundraise for a volunteering trip abroad.

Before that though, here is more information on the costs of volunteering abroad:

Typical Costs to Volunteer Abroad

  • International Airfare
  • Program Fee
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visit to Travel Doctor / Vaccinations
  • Daily transport from host family to volunteer job
  • Medical Bills
  • Internet Access
  • Phone calls back home and locally
  • Extra Sightseeing
  • Meals Outside Host Family
  • Return Transport from Volunteer Location to airport
  • Accommodations last night in-country

Program Fees Typically Cover

  • Pre-Trip Guide
  • Pretrip Phone Support and Guidance
  • Assistance with Visa Process
  • Airport Pickup
  • In-country Orientation
  • Transport to Program Site
  • Introduction to Host Family and Program
  • Placement and Supervision in Program
  • Meals & Accommodations
  • 24-hour Emergency Support
  • Letters of Reference / Certificate