Trip costs
International Volunteer Program fees are essentially all-inclusive, meaning that they cover the costs of food, housing, in-country transportation, drinking water, project materials, insurance, and other program related expenses. Essentially, the program fee pays for your basic needs during your time in your host country. The program fee for a program is calculated based on the actual cost of the project—meaning that the program fee reflects the length of the program, cost of living in the host country, the size of the group, the type of service, and other factors.


We encourage our volunteers to pursue fundraising strategies within their networks—friends, family, colleagues, classmates, and more. For more information about paying for your trip, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our fundraising tips guide.


Payment & Refund Policy
Participants are expected to submit an initial program deposit following their acceptance, with the remaining fee submitted in 1-2 installments. The deposit is meant to secure your place in the program, and the installments ensure that our local staff in our host countries receive the resources they need to ensure the project is ready for volunteers’ arrival. We understand that extenuating circumstances will sometimes force participants to cancel their application before the start of the program. We encourage all applicants to review Service For Peace's Financial Policy for information about payment and refund policies, provided to each volunteer group prior to trip confirmation