Volunteering is an interesting business and over the years we have seen the image of 'volunteer tourism' have its up's and downs. What is key, to us and for our Leapers, is that our projects are sustainable, responsible and have a postive impact on all involved. We have put this page together to show you what we/you can acheive in a very short space of time.
For example in April alone last year, The Leap sent 82 volunteers abroad, on 7 programs, throughout a 10 week period. The 82 volunteers spent 621 volunteer weeks abroad, resulting in 15,525 working hours.
£145,683 in total was spent overseas on our projects, resulting in positive change.
The 12 Leapers that joined the Borneo & Philippines program in April 2018 resulted in £21,504 being spent in-country.
The 6 Leapers that joined the Costa Rica program in April 2018 resulted in £14,451 being spent in-country.
The 13 Leapers that joined the Ecuador program in April 2018 resulted in £20,865 being spent in-country.
The 24 Leapers that joined the Madagascar program in April 2018 resulted in £50,400 being spent in-country during the 10 weeks. Leap volunteers joined the long running community and teaching programs being run from the camp in Madagascar.
The 10 Leapers that joined the Namibia program in April 2018 resulted in £10,490 being spent in-country.
The 7 Leapers that joined the Peru program in April 2018 resulted in £17,465 being spent in-country. Prior to starting in the communities they did 4 days of Spanish lessons in Arequipa to improve their conversational language skills.