Trip Costs & Policies
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.
Payment & Refund Policy
Groups are expected to submit an initial deposit upon program confirmation, with the remaining fee submitted in two installments as detailed on the invoice, which will be provided upon program confirmation. All program fees must be paid in full no later than 6 weeks before the start of the trip. The deposit is meant to secure your place in the program, and the installments ensure that our local staff in our host countries receives the resources they need to secure service project materials, transportation, housing, food, and other logistical items.
In addition to the invoice, all groups will be issued a Memorandum of Understanding verifying the terms of the partnership. This document must be signed by the trip leaders and returned to Service For Peace in order to proceed with the planning process.
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 groups to review Service For Peace's Financial Policy for information about payment and refund policies.