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Do you enjoy helping others? This Project is For You.

The beauty of a charity project is that you are doing it to improve the lives of others as opposed to your own. It is about lending a hand without expecting anything in return and leaving the world a better place than it was before. If you want to do your bit for those who are less fortunate than you, or contribute to a cause that is very personal to you, consider these projects.

Hovos takes pride in connecting volunteers with hosts with a common goal: sticking up for someone or something that needs their assistance. You can travel while making a positive difference and inspiring others along the way. At the end of the project, you will feel happy and proud knowing that the time you've dedicated to these projects has been well worth the effort.

Find help from like-minded individuals for your charity projects, in exchange for meals and accommodation

HOSTS

Do you need more human resources on your project? One of the first things that anyone embarking on a charity project asks is 'how much time can I devote to it?', followed by 'can I manage all of it by myself?'.

While you might be able to manage it all - going the distance alone without an extra pair of hands can be quite difficult.

If you're on this page, you may have already realized this, and will be looking for like-minded individuals willing to help you move your project forward successfully.

With a partner for assistance, you will be able to execute your project more swiftly. If the volunteer has experience on a similar project or has worked in the nonprofit sector, you can leverage that to develop and launch the project more easily.

On the other hand, you could be keen on starting a community project but need someone's assistance to put all the details together.

You can start by identifying the skills and resources needed to solve the problem. Then, define the mission and goals of the project, and plan the required budget.

You may want to draw attention to your project and mobilize people around it.

Leaflets, flyers, word-of-mouth publicity and awareness on social media will be essential to get the community interested in the cause that you want to shine a spotlight on. Here's where the marketing savvy of young volunteers can be invaluable.

In return for their help, you can provide them accommodation and food for free.

Wins from this experience

As a host with charity work you will learn to cooperate with and take care of your volunteer(s). You’ll be able to get more work done without any huge increases in costs. Furthermore, a host will learn more about the country, background, culture and lifestyle of their travelers – it’s a great experience and exchange.

Travelers interested in charity work

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VOLUNTEERS

Travel the world on a shoestring budget

A charity project can take many forms. Your assistance may be needed in teaching underprivileged kids or organizing a raffle or run for a cause such as breast cancer, or to raise funds for a local hospital. This is your opportunity to put your natural and acquired skills to good use. At the same time, you can indulge in other experiences, understanding the local culture, meeting new people, and exploring local attractions. All of this without a big budget, as the majority of your expenses - accommodation and meals - will be handled by your host.

When it comes to a charity project, every bit counts. Sign up now, and begin helping others today.

Wins from this experience

As a Hovos traveler volunteering to help with charity work, you will leave a lasting impression on the communities you visit. You will also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain insight into their lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both sides. Hovos brings hosts and travelers together.

Hosts that need help in charity work

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What is the cost to sign up as a Host or Traveler?

Traveler Membership: $25/Year This gives them full access to all hosts as well as a FREE Travel SIM. However, they can create an account for free so they can start ‘favoriting hosts’ and build their profile - but advanced features such as contacting hosts will be unavailable until they become members.

Host Membership: $0/Year It is free for hosts to sign up and they can begin contacting travelers immediately.

An additional advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members can build up more trust by verifying their mobile phone and passport as well.

Are you interested in different types of work?

If you’re not interested in charity work or you need help with a different type of project, there are many other categories available. Once you sign up, you can select as many different categories as you like.

Hovos offers language practice, help with art projects, gardening, internet support, tourist support and many other options!