How Much Does It Cost To Volunteer In Africa? It’s less than you think.
Ghana
Ghana prices include accommodation in a modern volunteer house and an experienced local coordinator to escort you to projects and assist you during your stay. Separate: Registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Accra, £40 airport pick up, visa, jabs, daily spending. Please note the hospital programme requires an extra once-only cost of $100 US Dollars paid locally for hospital supervision. Building and conservation volunteers should allow at least £50 extra per week for tools and materials to use on your project.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
1 Week £95 $130
2 Weeks £190 $260
3 Weeks £240 $320
4 Weeks £290 $385
5 Weeks £345 $460
6 Weeks £395 $525
8 Weeks £495 $660
10 Weeks £595 $790
12 Weeks £645 $860
Morocco
Morocco prices include accommodation in spacious volunteer house in central Marrakech close to the main square and a volunteer coordinator to escort you to projects and assist you during your stay. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Marrakech, airport pick up £10, daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
1 Week £125 $175
2 Weeks £250 $335
3 Weeks £375 $495
4 Weeks £495 $665
Kenya Masai and Kenya Mombasa
Accommodation is included. In the Masai this is with a local family experienced in hosting volunteers. In Mombasa volunteers stay with the staff or live-in at the project. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flight to Kenya, visa, jabs and daily spending. The following includes accommodation.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
1 Week £125 $175
2 Weeks £250 $335
3 Weeks £335 $450
4 Weeks £420 $555
6 Weeks £590 $775
Tanzania
Accommodation is included including assistance on organising placements by a volunteer coordinator. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Tanzania, transfers, visa and volunteer permit, jabs and daily spending. The following includes accommodation with a local family.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
1 – 4 Weeks £250 Once-Only $335 Once -Only
5 – 8 Weeks £350 $465
Malawi
Accommodation is included with local families. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Malawi, visa, jabs, transfers and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
1 – 4 Weeks £250 $335
5 – 8 Weeks £350 $465
South Africa
On-site volunteer accommodation is included with support from the project manager and her assistants. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Johannesburg, jabs, airport pick up and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
 1 Week £175 $240
2 Weeks £350 $465
3 Weeks £525 $695
4 Weeks £700 $935
6 Weeks £1050 $935
8 Weeks £1400 $1900
Uganda
On-site accommodation is included with support from a volunteer coordinator. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Entebbe in Uganda, jabs, visa, transfers, meals and daily spending. The following includes accommodation on site at the school.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
 1 Week £52.50 $75
2 Weeks £105 $145
3 Weeks £157.50 $210
4 Weeks £210 $285
Cameroon
On-site accommodation is included with support from a volunteer coordinator. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, once-only donation of £200, return flights to Cameroon, jabs, visa, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price per week (UK) Price per week (US)
Per Week £10 $15
How Much Does It Cost To Volunteer In Asia?
Cambodia
On-site accommodation is included with support from a dedicated volunteer coordinator/project manager. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, jabs, visa, transfers, meals and daily spending. The following includes accommodation on site at the project. Please note this project charges a once-only contribution of £150 for stays of 1 – 12 weeks at any time regardless of length of stay.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
1 Week £150 $205
2 Weeks £150 $205
3 Weeks £150 $205
4 Weeks £150 $205
6 Weeks £150 $205
8 Weeks £150 $205
10 Weeks £150 $205
12 Weeks £150 $205
16 Weeks £300 $395
24 Weeks £300 $395
Thailand
The following includes training, teaching materials and accommodation for two weeks excluding second and subsequent weekends when volunteers tend to travel away.
Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Phuket in Thailand, jabs, visa if staying over 30 days, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
2 Weeks £195 $265
3 Weeks £250 $330
4 Weeks £290 $390
6 Weeks £370 $495
8 Weeks £450 $595
10 Weeks £530 $695
12 Weeks £610 $795
India
On-site accommodation is provided at the school. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Chennai in India, jabs, visa, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
1 Week FREE FREE
2 Weeks FREE FREE
3 Weeks £50 $70
4 Weeks £100 $135
6 Weeks £200 $270
8 Weeks £300 $405
8 Weeks £400 $535
Nepal
On-site accommodation is included. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Kathmandu in Nepal, jabs, visa, transfers, meals and daily spending. The following includes accommodation on site.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price (US)
1 Week £145 $195
2 Weeks £290 $385
3 Weeks £375 $495
4 Weeks £460 $595
How Much Does It Cost To Volunteer In Latin America?
Peru
Accommodation is included. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Cuzco in Peru, jabs, visa if required, transfers, meals and daily spending. The following includes volunteer accommodation in Cuzco close to the project.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price(US)
1 Week £95 $125
2 Weeks £190 $250
3 Weeks £275 $365
4 Weeks £360 $475
Mexico
Accommodation is included in the prices below with the services of a local volunteer coordinator to assist you during your stay. Separate: registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Mexico, jabs, visa if required, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price(US)
1 Week £125 $170
2 Weeks £250 $340
3 Weeks £335 $450
4 Weeks £420 $556
Honduras
On-site accommodation is included in the prices below. The following does not include registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Honduras, jabs, visa if required, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price(US)
1 Week £65 $90
2 Weeks £130 $175
3 Weeks £195 $265
4 Weeks £260 $350
6 Weeks £390 $525
8 Weeks £520 $695
10 Weeks £650 $865
12 Weeks £780 $1040
Argentina
Accommodation is included in the prices below. The following does not include registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Argentina, jabs, visa if required, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price(US)
1 Week £125 $165
2 Weeks £250 $335
3 Weeks £195 $500
4 Weeks £500 $670
Ecuador
Accommodation is included in the prices below. The following does not include registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Ecuador, jabs, visa if required, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price(US)
1 Week £125 $165
2 Weeks £250 $335
3 Weeks £195 $500
4 Weeks £500 $670
Paraguay
Accommodation is included in the prices below. The following does not include registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Paraguay, jabs, visa if required, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price(US)
4 Weeks FREE FREE
Florida USA
Accommodation is included in the prices below. The following does not include registration to join Original Volunteers £125, return flights to Florida, jabs, visa if required, transfers, meals and daily spending.

Volunteer Period Price (UK) Price(US)
1 Week £175 $240
2 Weeks £350 $470
3 Weeks £525 $700
4 Weeks £700 $940

I need help making my booking

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During office hours (GMT 09:00 – 18:30) call us to confirm:

United Kingdom: 01603 280 702

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FAQ’s

What are the chances of not getting the country I want?

98.7% of volunteers since 2007 were offered the destination of their choice.

What happens if just as I register the project fills up?

If any of our volunteer projects are full or unavailable on your chosen month of arrival we will contact you straightaway to discuss alternative dates or similar alternatives you may be interested in.

I have just booked online and want to find out straightaway whether you have a place?

During office hours (GMT 09:00 – 18:30) call us to confirm:

United Kingdom: 01603 280 702

Outside of the UK:++ 44 1603 280702

When do I receive confirmation?

For registrations received during UK office hours confirmation is sent straightaway by email. If applying out of hours Monday to Friday, confirmation will be emailed the following morning. For applications received between Friday evening and Sunday evening confirmation is sent on Monday. Then you can start organising your trip and buying flights.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

There are no cancellation charges. Original Volunteers offers all volunteers their money back no questions asked if you let us know by email within 7 days of registering.

What if my plans change and I can’t go?

We know things can sometimes get in the way of your trip. We can hold on to an unused registration for up to 24 months from the date of registering.

Will prices change?

Volunteers are charged at the price on the website at the time of booking the project. There may be special offers and discounts at different times of year so occasionally volunteers may be paying slightly different depending on the price of their project as advertised on the website at the time they booked their trip in the same way a package tour operator will offer different prices. Example, Peru project prices are currently on offer for new bookings for £95, usually it is £125. You will only be charged what the price was at the time of booking even if the weekly costs have since risen.