Program Fees

LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER

Checkout our latest special offer promotion for the most affordable program fees. This special offer is valid for programs with a minimum duration of 4-weeks or more. The promotion last only for a limited period so reserve your place while it lasts.

Costa Rica Fees -

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks7 weeks8 weeks9 weeks10 weeks11 weeks12 weeks
$870$1080$1290$1500$1710$1920$2130$2340$2550$2760$2970
Add $210 for each additional week.
Regular Program - Booking Form

Ghana Fees -

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks7 weeks8 weeks9 weeks10 weeks11 weeks12 weeks
$702$828$954$1080$1206$1332$1458$1584$1710$1836$1962
Add $126 for each additional week.
Regular Program - Booking Form

Thailand Fees -

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks7 weeks8 weeks9 weeks10 weeks11 weeks12 weeks
$674$786$898$1010$1122$1234$1346$1458$1570$1682$1794
Add $112 for each additional week.

LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER

Checkout our latest special offer promotion for the most affordable program fees. This special offer is valid for programs with a minimum duration of 4-weeks or more. The promotion last only for a limited period so reserve your place while it lasts.

Important: Healthcare and National Parks projects in Ghana and Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica have an additional fee of $100 per placement. 

What’s Included in Our Fees

  • Volunteer Project
  • Pre-arrival Information & Support
  • Airport Pick-up Service
  • Dormitory Accommodation
  • 2 Meals daily (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • 1-Week Local Language Lessons
  • In-Country Orientation (includes City Tour)
  • Daily Local Staff Supervision
  • Social Activities
  • Project Donations (only for some projects)
  • Media Documentation
  • Letter of Completion

What’s Not Included in Fees

FLIGHT, VISA COSTS, INSURANCE, TRANSPORTATION

FLIGHTS: It is your responsibility to purchase a return flight to your your program destination. The cost of this ticket will vary depending on where you live. We do not book flights for volunteers. For cheap flights we recommend you try the following sites: www.skyscanner.com    –   www.cheapoair.com   –  www.hipmunk.com

VISA COSTS: The majority of our participants do not need a visa to travel to our three program destinations. When you do need a visa, it should cost no more than US$75 and we will provide you with any supporting documentation needed for your visa application but it is your responsibility to apply for the visa.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is mandatory for all volunteers participating on the uVolunteer program to have a travel insurance policy. The cover you choose should cover for things like medical emergencies, travel disruptions, damaged or lost luggage, and the loss of expensive items such as smartphones, laptops and cameras. The cost of your policy will depend of the duration of your trip and the what covered, budget $50 – $95.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Traveling to your work placement is key to culturally integration, and an important part of your time abroad. Some volunteers will be able to walk to their projects. Those whose projects are not within walking distance will have to take a short local bus ride, or a local taxi ride costing no more than $2 daily. Sometimes project staff may provide volunteers a lift from the dorm to work and back. You should budget for about $2 daily for travel to your placement.

LUNCHES: Some projects may provide lunches for volunteers but others won’t. We advise all volunteers to use lunch times as an opportunity to try the local cuisine with your work mates. Volunteers can also use the kitchen in the dorms to prepare their own lunches. Please budget for $3-4 daily for lunches.

AIRPORT DROP-OFF: It will be your responsibility to travel back to the airport after your placement. We find that by the end of your program you should be confident enough to take public transport to return to the airport. Your coordinators can also arrange for a local taxi service to drop you off at the airport. Costs $10 for public bus or $60 for personal taxi service.

PERSONAL EXPENSES: During your 4-day working week you should spend no more than $40 weekly for Costa Rica and $20 for Ghana & Thailand. You can spend much more or less depending on your social activities and habits.

WEEKEND TRIPS & TRAVEL: During your 3-day weekend you will spend most of the money that you will bring on your trip. Budgets for weekend trips should be around US$200 for Costa Rica, US$100 Ghana and US$150 Thailand. These are low figures so budget for more if you plan on doing a lot during the weekends. Because of orientation, you will not be able to travel during your first weekend.

Breakdown of Fees

Below is the rough breakdown of how we use your program fee.

Item Fee
Costa Rica Hosting $30 Daily ($210 Weekly)
Ghana Hosting $18 Daily ($126 Weekly)
Thailand Hosting $16 Daily ($112 Weekly)
Transaction Charges 50 USD
Marketing and Recruitment 100 USD
Organization  300 USD

Hosting: Includes airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals, local staff, 24/7 support and in-country administration costs.

Organization: Includes program support from uVolunteer our central staff, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with participants.

Regular Program - Booking Form

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