Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering Bursary Scheme

We are passionate about encouraging, supporting and making it possible for young people of all backgrounds to volunteer overseas. Our Bursary Scheme aims to reduce the financial barrier to participation to enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake volunteer placements overseas.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (272761)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,600

Amount raised

£13,020

Donations

17

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • The knock on effect of volunteering is huge. Thank you very much for making it possible and keeping those dreams of real volunteering possible.

    — HRH Princess Anne

  • I would like to say how much we Tibetans appreciate the help that Lattitude Global Volunteering volunteers bring to our refugee communities.

    — His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

  • Without the bursary granted by Lattitude we‚Äôd never have been able to embark on the most amazing, fantastic, life changing experience of our lives.

    — Jane Duffin, returned volunteer, who was placed in Varanasi in the Integrated Institute for the Disabled.

  • Without the bursary granted by Lattitude we’d never have been able to embark on the most amazing, fantastic, life changing experience of our lives.

    — Jane Duffin, returned volunteer, who was placed in Varanasi in the Integrated Institute for the Disabled.

  • The knock on effect of volunteering is huge. Thank you very much for making it possible and keeping those dreams of real volunteering possible.

    — HRH Princess Anne

  • I would like to say how much we Tibetans appreciate the help that Lattitude Global Volunteering volunteers bring to our refugee communities.

    — His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Situation

National statistics show that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to achieve at school or go on to university which impacts on their earning abilities later in life, perpetuating a cycle of deprivation and disadvantage. We want to encourage and support these young people to build their confidence and recognise their potential by showing them how their energy, commitment and skills are valued.

Solution

Giving young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to volunteer overseas helps to increase their aspirations and interests in education and learning, giving them confidence and self belief. They gain independence, develop the ability to take decisions, improve their interpersonal skills, become adept at problem solving, develop leadership/teamwork skills, enhance communication skills and gain experience managing money which will set them apart from others when applying for jobs.