Trip Costs & Policies
Global PeaceMakers program fees are essentially all-inclusive fees, meaning that they cover the costs of food, housing, in-country transportation, clean water, service project materials, 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 any given 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 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, visit our fundraising page.
We offer limited partial scholarships for our Global PeaceMakers program within Latin America & the Caribbean. The Irving Stolberg Service Scholarship offers a reduction in program fee for one participant per program in Honduras, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. Program applicants are not automatically considered for this scholarship, so for more information about the scholarship and instructions for submitting your application, please download the PDF file here.
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 secure service project materials, transportation, housing, food, and other logistical items. While we are saddened by the loss of any confirmed participant, 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.