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Volunteering / Why volunteer / Why pay to volunteer?

Paying to volunteer can seem a strange concept at first. Why should someone charge you to work for free?
In reality, however, there are costs involved that cannot be met by the organisations you are volunteering for. These include:

  • Support before and during your volunteer placement

    C2T  provide thorough advise prior to volunteers arriving in-country enabling volunteers to fully prepare for their time in Romania so that they can make the most out of the experience.
    C2T provide an induction on arrival, training where necessary, weekly mentoring and help planning free time activities/travels. In addition C2T also have a team of dedicated local volunteers who provide additional support whilst on placement.
  • Living costs; food, accommodation and travel
  • Placement management and safety costs
    C2T spend considerable time and energy with our local partners to establish and maintain responsible volunteer placements that provide a real benefit in the  local community.
    C2T conduct risk assessments for all accommodation types and placement locations as well as providing a thorough induction highlighting any current health and safety issues. In addition a C2T representative is available 24-7 in case of emergencies

We’re able to keep our volunteer placements low cost due to operating in-country, but we do ask for a small payment from volunteers to cover necessary costs.

For two good articles on this topic: