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1736 Gilrix Street
Petaluma, Ca 94954


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Photography by & Amy S. Martin Photography & Briana Marie Photography.

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.


Keeping your trip affordable is a priority for us. Our all volunteer staff helps us keep overhead low, while offering some of the lowest volunteer prices around. That said, we know that traveling abroad is a significant investment. We happily provide fundraising support to ensure that finances are never a barrier for those who wish to volunteer with us. See our fundraising tips below. *Note: prices include ALL trip expenses other than personal spending money and two travel meals (as noted below).


Cost: $2,300 per 7-day week includes:

  • Airfare

  • Food, lodging & excursions (with exception of two travel meals)

  • In-country transportation

  • Volunteer placement

  • Travel insurance & visa

  • In-country field leadership

  • Trip preparation guidance

Online Crowdfunding

There are several easy online funding sites to  help you spread the word about your fundraising cause, share your story and solicit funds for your trip. These sites are personal and shareable on your social media pages. The funds collected on such a site will go directly to you, to help you make your trip payments. Get this going as soon as possible to enable your friends and family to support you! Some popular sites are gofundme, fundly and giveforward, but do your own research before you start a campaign. They typically take a percentage of funds raised to support the service they provide.

Note: Funds raised through these sites are NOT tax-deductible.

Write support letters

Many participants fundraise through tax-deductible donations from family, friends, and local businesses. Good old-fashioned, snail mail support letters are a great way to make this happen! Make your message personal and let the recipient know why traveling with Una Vida is important to you. Request that checks are made out to "Una Vida" with your name in the subject line. Stuff the letter in an envelope with one or two articles from our Press Page of the website and you’re on your way. Good luck!


Host a fundraiser!


Get creative and host a fundraiser of your own! Are you crafty? Do you bake delicious goodies? Do you know local business owners who want to support your cause? Let us know if you have an idea for a fundraiser by emailing rachel@una-vida.org and we will determine how we can best support your effort.