Availability and Costs

PWA Volunteer Placements Fees

Placements are free, but volunteers are expected to cover the cost of their food & accommodation
Placement DurationFood & Accommodation
2 weeks£400.00
3 weeks£450.00
4 weeks£500.00
5 weeks£550.00
6 weeks£600.00
8 weeks£700.00
12 weeks£1,000.00

What is Included in Our Pricing?

Additional Costs & Spending Money

Group Bookings

Our Volunteer Fees & Costs Explained:

Unlike volunteer agencies or gap year travel organisations, PWA is a fully operational and legally registered not-for-profit charity. We do not take a cut or commission from any of the money that volunteers pay or donate.

Your participation in PWA's projects and programmes is free. However, our volunteers pay a Reservation Fee, to cover the cost of reserving your place and processing your application, and a Food and Accommodation Fee, to meet the cost of the support we provide and your accommodation/food for the duration of your placement. This approach ensures that the money and resources donated to PWA for charitable use are not diverted to pay for the cost of hosting and supporting you during your volunteer placement.


"Hear-from-a-Volunteer":

Don't just trust us... hear what a past VWA volunteer has to say...

'Value for Money' - Sarah, VWA Volunteer, 2015

"The cost of the volunteer programme; which includes an educational excursion, transport for work purposes and food/accommodation is excellent value for money at Volunteer West Africa! The all encompassing way in which this is funded, eases the day to day schedule as minimises the amount of cash exchanging hands. This allows for a greater focus on the day to day activities and work rather than needing to worry about carrying sums of cash or keeping track of expenditure.

I also fund-raised to sponsor a child at the VWA Daycare & Nursery Centre, for £350 for one year, which is clearly an important part of your opportunity as a volunteer given the nature of the programmes VWA runs and the fact that it is such a reasonable sum to provide a child with all the excellent services that VWA provides.... it would also be interesting to know the plans and costs for short/long term projects within the nursery. But that said, what is abundantly clear, is that the donations, both monetary and resources, go directly to those in need, which is clearly one of the biggest values VWA offers.

All in all, when you consider the additions of the flight, visa/vaccinations and spending money, the total cost of the package is excellent. VWA provides a very good alternative to other volunteer programmes, who, often ask for significantly greater sums and offer a less individually tailored programme and personal service. The education and experience the programme as a whole provides to both the volunteers and recipients of the funding is without question excellent value for money."

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