Fundraising is a big job, and seems very daunting at first. Throughout your fundraising period you’ll have the assistance of a Project Trust Fundraising Support Officer, who is available to provide ideas, inspiration, advice and motivation. Almost 7,000 volunteers have reached their fundraising targets since Project Trust started – it is a challenge, but one we know you can overcome.
Whilst overseas you have the backing of a three-tier support system. Each country group has a Desk Officer on Coll, a member of Project Trust staff who is responsible for the coordination, training, safety and well-being of the volunteers. Desk Officers visit every project in the countries they are responsible for each year, giving the volunteers a chance to demonstrate the great work they have been doing and have any problems that may have arisen addressed in person.
The second tier of support is an Overseas Representative, who lives in the country the volunteers are in. Each country group has a dedicated Rep, who will have a high level of knowledge about and strong network of contacts in that country. Finally, each project has a Host who is responsible for the day-to-day care of the volunteers. Project Hosts generally work in the establishment the volunteers are working in, and are respected members of their community.