Often in the volunteer vacation world providers (non profits and profits alike) are looking for sources of additional funding, below are a couple options that others have used with success that benefit both the volunteer and the voluntourism company.
- Partner with a flight provider and earn commission on all flights your participants take. Fly for Good offers humanitarian airfare discounts and will offer the referring voluntourism organization a commission.
- Partner with a travel insurance carrier, ensure that your clients have a secure trip and have a cancellation policy in case anything comes up. I recommend World Nomads, they donate a portion of the insurance fee to their non-profit arm Footprints, so when volunteers buy insurance they are helping development projects at the same time – its a really nice cycle. Plus they are great to work with and offer a nice commission to help your revenue stream in these uncertain times.
Hope that helps, just a couple of ideas! If you want contact details for either of these organizations just send me a note. Stay tuned early next week for new research on the volunteer market I learned at the Adventure Travel World Summit as well as key industry leaders submitting posts.
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