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Organize a group

 

RJI helps you to organize a group from your university or other organization to develop a volunteer project that suits your interests and needs. We will work closely together to guarantee the success of your trip and to help you get the most out of this amazing volunteer experience.

Customize your project

RJI organizes volunteering projects that adapt in time and conditions to your group. We also match the group with a community where they can develop an initiative that they feel passionate about and that responds to the communities´ needs. Please visit where we work to learn more about our projects in every country. Remember that RJI has more than 25 years working in the region, so the communities and projects we currently show at our page are only a fraction of our scope. Make sure you contact us to let us now about your ideas and how we can work together.
 

Earn a free trip!

RJI offers a FREE trip to the volunteer that becomes our representative at universities or organizations and who is able to form groups of over 12 people. Special discounts are also available even if the group is smaller than 12 people. Being a RJI Representative enhances initiative, teamwork, organizational skills and leadership, as well as other important qualities for a successful student's future career. Make sure you contact us to receive more information, ideas and resources for creating a volunteer group.
 

RJI Group Leader

For groups bigger than 5 people, RJI offers a trained bilingual Group Leader that will direct and assist the volunteers during the entire trip. The Leader will stay with the group at all times and will be the direct link between the group and the community. Some of the key responsibilities of the Group Leader include:
  • Ensure the safety and adequate behaviour of volunteers.
  • Coordinate the group´s work schedules, community interactions, social activities, meals and others
  • Logistical support to in-community activities and projects
  • Effectively and quickly handle any possible emergency
  • Be the bridge between the community and the volunteers. RJI leader will be bilingual and thus will facilitate the communication between them.

 

Participation fee

RJI is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of communities and youth leaders. Nevertheless, we depend on the fundraising efforts of our youth volunteers to cover expenses like alimentation, materials, transportation and administrative costs.

Participation fee may change depending of special conditions of a particular community and the amount of volunteers in the group, but the information below can help you have a good idea of the funds per participant that needs to be raised for the project of 12 people. The fee may rise for groups smaller than this or be lower for larger groups. If you wish to have the exact information, please don’t hesitate contact us  to discuss your ideas. Make sure you ask us about special offers and opportunities!

 

From $450 per week:

 

The participation fee includes

  • Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off. Using Private or Public transport depends on the fee.
  • Transportation to & from Project
  • Basic lodging and meals in the community
  • Orientation sessions
  • Project Training and In-Country Support
  • Participation certificate and Reference letter (when requested)
  • 24 hour in-country emergency service
  • 24/7 Bilingual Group Leader 

The participation fee does not include

  • Airfare
  • Airport Exit Taxes
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Tours
  • Laundry Service
  • Hotel reservations in case of late flights

 

Fundraising

Volunteering project fees are sometimes the biggest obstacle for volunteers. For this reason, RJI gives support to its prospective volunteers to fundraise in their home communities with staff advices and online fundraising tools. Fundraising can be an important part of planning your experience and it is amazing what you can raise when you tell people about the great work that you will be doing in the communities. Fundraising can be used to collect sponsorships for volunteers or to collect donations to take on your trip. You can, for instance, host events to raise your funds such as garage sales, car wash, or sell beverages/food at diverse activities. If you have any questions or want our advice on how to raise money for your group trip, please don't hesitate to contact us.