Fundraising for Volunteer Managers and Medics

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Raleigh’s Expeditions are not funded by volunteer fundraising efforts alone. As a charity we also raise funds from other sources to support the design, delivery and evaluation of long term and impactful programmes. We are also committed to supporting local volunteers in each Expedition country and disadvantaged young people from the UK to take part.

You can fundraise for some or all the cost of your Expedition. Your money is going to support our work to build a sustainable future for everyone and covers all expenses for you in-country (more detail below):

Fundraising Targets

Volunteer Managers

April – June
Duration Fundraising target
8, 9 weeks £2,100
June – September
Duration Fundraising target
13 weeks £2,200
11 weeks £2,150
6, 7, 9, 10 weeks £2,100
September – December
Duration Fundraising target
12, 13 weeks £2,700
8, 10, 11 weeks £2,100

Medics

April – June
Duration Doctors: Nurses & Paramedics: Field base role (regardless of qualifications):
8, 9 weeks £1,600 £1,150 £800
June – September
Duration Doctors: Nurses & Paramedics: Field base role (regardless of qualifications):
6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13 weeks £1,600 £1,150 £800
September – December
Duration Doctors: Nurses & Paramedics: Field base role (regardless of qualifications):
12, 13 weeks £2,400 £1,700 £800
8, 10, 11 weeks £1,600 £1,150 £800

Find out more about how Raleigh International raises and spend its funds (PDF)

Our Medics and Adventure Project Managers require specialist knowledge and skills, so our fundraising targets are reduced for these roles. For further details please email internationalresources@raleighinternational.org

Expeditions are much more than what is achieved in your time on your programme, they are about creating lasting change. As well as the communities whose lives you will be impacting, don’t forget you will also be developing skills for your future too.

What’s included?

With Raleigh International there are no hidden or extra costs. We include much more than similar organisations (for-profit and non-for-profit) because over the last 37 years we have learnt that a high-quality programme, including safety, in-country support, and working in partnership with communities has better outcomes for all of us.

We provide:
  • All food and accommodation throughout your Expedition.
  • Airport welcome and all transfers to and from the airport in your destination country.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance.
  • Leading safety expertise supported by our British standard 8848 safety accreditation.
  • All in-country transport costs to project and trekking locations.
  • In-country Director and staff team, including medics, providing 24-hour support, planning and in-country partnerships with Government, INGO’s and local project partners.
  • UK operations team providing planning, medical, safety and security support with 24-hour back up to country offices.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and support.
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff.
  • All project equipment, supplies and tools.
  • Project evaluations and impact reporting against the sustainable goals framework.
  • Post-Expedition alumni membership, services and discounts.
What’s not included?
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Insurance for personal belongings (for example rucksack, walking boots, sleeping bag etc.); flights changes/ cancellation

How to apply

Step 1 – Apply online and upload your CV/résumé

Complete the online form and upload a copy of your CV / résumé. Please tell us as much as you can about yourself, what you are currently doing and what relevant skills and experience you can bring to an Expedition. Don’t worry if you don’t know which role is right for you – just put ‘undecided’.

Step 2 – Expedition Discovery Weekend / Online Assessment Event

If your application form is approved, you will be invited to attend an Online Assessment Event (due to Covid-19, we have postponed our usual in-person Discovery Weekends until they are safe to resume). This is a great way for us to assess your potential and gives you the opportunity to hear more from us and decide whether a Raleigh Expedition is right for you.

(Medics: please note you will also be invited to an interview with our UK medical team, who have extensive Expedition experience themselves. We will additionally ask you to complete a questionnaire to learn more about your experience and confirm your suitability).

We will be in touch within one week to let you know if you have been successful. You will then be offered a place on one of our Expeditions, which is valid for two years from your application.

Step 3 – Deposit

To confirm your place on Expedition, we will ask you for a deposit when you receive our offer letter. This will be deducted from your fundraising target total.

Step 4 – Pre-departure preparation

Our Volunteer Officers will support you to get started with your fundraising, book your flights, vaccinations and visas. You will then be invited to your Development Weekend (currently delivered remotely) to meet your team and start your training. For more information on this please see our training and support page.

Change Starts Here

Are you now feeling confident and inspired to start your Raleigh journey? Apply now and secure a place on a Raleigh Expedition today.

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