As valued Volunteers committed to a World Youth International overseas volunteering placement such as our Nurses In Action or Global Adventurers Programs, you will be required to raise $1,850 (Nurses in Action) or $650 (Global Adventurer's Program). These funds will support World Youth International including our global projects, to ensure we can continue to educate, empower, and inspire positive change within the global community. Read about our projects here.
While it may seem daunting at first, you'll be surprised how easy it is once you get going and how eager your friends, family, and colleagues are to support you!
Once you have paid your program deposit, World Youth International will provide you with a link to your own online fundraising page. This fundraising page will allow you to generate the majority of your funds. This is the simplest and most effective way of fundraising, and it is fully electronic. Your page will have a fundraising target in the top right corner along with your photo. It will contain your personal story, information about World Youth International and plenty of photos and videos that your donors can view. Once a donation has been made to your page, you will receive a notification email so that you can monitor your incoming donations. Each donor will receive an official receipt which allows them to claim their donation as a tax deduction. There is no need to set up other fundraising platforms such as ‘Facebook Fundraise’, ‘Everyday Hero’ and ‘Go Fund Me.’ While these are great platforms, they do incur additional fees, all which can be avoided by using our own dedicated fundraising pages.
"I am thrilled at how well my fundraising is going so far. The page is great and so easy to set up. I was so nervous about it all but was pleasantly surprised. Also, people are loving the information provided surrounding fundraising and are very impressed with WYI and what is achieved." Leanne, Nurses in Action Volunteer
When to Fundraise
As soon as you have paid your deposit and secured your place on a program, you can begin fundraising! You have until 2 weeks before your program starts to reach the fundraising target. Once you have reached your target, you are free to continue fundraising during and after your program as well.
How to Fundraise
There are many ways you can raise your target amounts! Here are some ideas;
- Host a fundraising event, such as a trivia or movie night, morning team, or dinner.
- Arrange a garage sale.
- Utilise your birthday or any special events and call upon your network for donations (instead of presents).
- Hold a sausage sizzle at a local business, sports club, or even your local Bunnings.
- Bake some delicious treats and sell them at a bake sale.
- Corporate sponsorships. Approach local businesses or your own workplace and ask for sponsorships towards your fundraising target.
As well as having your own dedicated fundraising page on our World Youth International website, you also have access to the following fundraising tools:
Social Media Tiles
You can download a range of assets that you post on your socials along with the link to your own fundraising page. Click to view.
Use any of the social media frames and tiles on your social channels with the hashtag #WorldYouthInternational #nursesinaction
Please also use the following social handles to tag us:
- World Youth International
- Instagram: @wyiaustralia
- Facebook: @WYIHome
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-youth-international
- Nurses In Action
- Instagram: @nurses.in.action
- Facebook: @NursesInActionAustralia
- TikTok: @nurses.in.action
Should you wish, we have provided some suggested social media copy to support your post:
I am participating in World Youth International's Nurses In Action/Global Adventurer's Program to raise funds for their humanitarian projects - educating, empowering and inspiring positive change within the global community. I am so excited to be able to use my skills to provide vital healthcare services to communities living below the poverty line. Please support my journey by donating today: PASTE YOUR LINK HERE
Kenshi Candles Shop
World Youth International have a partnership with social enterprise Kenshi Candles, who create beautifully scented “Life-Changing” candles and diffusors. World Youth International receives $8.50 ex GST for every candle and diffuser purchased on our ver own Candle shop. Browse by clicking here.
You can purchase these products off the dedicated WYI store on the Kenshi Candles website for yourself or your loved ones. For every candle or diffuser purchased, the $8.50 ex GST can be attributed to your fundraising tally, simply by forwarding the receipt to [email protected] after purchasing.
Terms and Conditions
Your program fee cannot be included as part of your fundraising, and World Youth International is not able to issue tax deductible receipts for any donations made towards your program fee (unless you are participating on our Global Adventurer's Program.) When participating on our Nurses in Action program, you are only eligible to fundraise your target, as a contribution to WYI and our Global Project’s Fund.
WYI will set aside any additional funds you raise up and above the $1850 target allowing you to select a project of your choosing at one of several WYI project sites. If you do not meet your fundraising target, you will be required to contribute the shortfall of funds from your own personal funds.
Any funds raised for World Youth International's global projects are non-refundable. You are required to read our 'terms and conditions of participation' when applying to ensure you understand the cancellation policy for your Program.
There is enormous satisfaction in knowing that your efforts will make a genuine difference in the lives of people in need around the world. We will you all the best in your fundraising journey!
And don't forget, we are here to help. We can provide you with advice and support to help you reach your target. Please contact the office on (08) 8340 1266 for more guidance about fundraising if required.