• So, you want to change the world?

    Then take action and join this one-of-a-kind volunteering program
  • The experience of a lifetime

    Volunteer overseas for 6 weeks in Malaysia and become part of a global community of change makers, while making a real difference in the lives of others. Changing the world starts with you.

    Download the brochure to learn more.
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  • Impact areas

    You'll be implementing solutions in these areas
  • Your Day One experience begins here

    • Do meaningful work

      Work with, learn from, and support the leading NGOs in Malaysia.

    • Experience Asia

      Malaysia is considered the gateway to travel South East Asia.

    • Grow your network

      Connect with some of the brightest minds in the social entrepreneurship scene.

    • Become an Impact Entrepreneur

      Work with, learn from, and support the leading NGO’s in Malaysia.

    • Get trained by thought leaders

      Expand your skill set & grow both personally and professionally.

    • Certification from UNESCO

      Boost your resume with an official certificate from UNESCO.

  • Volunteer with Day one Make a real difference

    Volunteer abroad with established NGOs and participate in the coolest, most impactful volunteering projects. Develop your skill set, change people’s lives, become part of a community and have an experience that will change your perspective on life. All while travelling and enjoying the best that South East Asia has to offer.

    • Work with impactful NGOs and social organizations
    • Volunteer with innovative social projects & change people's lives
    • Travel through Malaysia to help underprivileged communities
    • Travel outside Malaysia for 1 week (only for High Impact Program)
    • Social innovation training from reputable entrepreneurs
    • Contribute to a better world while you expand your skill set
    • Length:
      6 weeks
    • Admissions:
      25 participants
    • Hours of volunteering:
      32 hours / week
    • Certification:
      UNESCO certificate
    • Price:
      2,499 USD
    • Day-One helped me find my story. Before, I was everywhere doing everything and I was spreading myself too thin. Attending the program helped me focus on what i want to do with my life and focus my passion in doing what.

      Harith Ridzuan
      Managing Director and co-founder of OneTech
    • Incitement has given me so much. I can’t even describe it. It’s that good! Alden’s company raised $560,000 US Dollar 2 years after the day one program.

      Alden Leong
      Cofounder and Chief Strategist Officer at VAV
    • Why can’t all our classrooms be exactly like this?

      Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah
      Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia
    • Day-One changed my life.The mentors, the network you get and the interactive workshop and training you get here is something you don’t get in other programs.

      Ahmed Bashiir Kahiye
      Former Refugee, TedX Speaker & Motivational Speaker
    • It’s a very high level energy, and we see very high level potential of people and ideas which you can actually touch. Lais’ Startup also got acquired.

      Lais de Oliveira
      Cofounder and CEO of 8spaces
  • Your daily life

    A glance of what your weeks will look like
  • A 6-week schedule packed with learning, purposeful work, and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Your 6 weeks volunteering abroad with Day One will be packed. Your days will be filled with trainings, site visits, hands-on workshop, and plenty of time to work on your social projects. Oh… and when we’re not working our butts off to create social impact, we’ll be partying all night long. Work hard, play hard!

  • Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Elephant Sanctuary & National Rainforest
    Hiking Day Trip
    9:00 am
    5:00 pm
    Animal care & rainforest preservation
    9:30 am
    10:00 am
    Weekly updates
    Progression brief
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    Volunteering
    NGO visits & collaborations
    10:00 am
    1:00 pm
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    10:30 am
    Volunteering
    Volunteering
    10:30 am
    1:00 pm
    NGO Visits & collaboration
    Volunteering
    NGO visits & collaborations
    10:30 am
    1:00 pm
    Introduction to United Nations SDGs
    Incitement projects align with the UN's SDGs
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:00 am
    Ideation & conceptualization
    Workshop
    11:00 am
    1:00 pm
    with Zikry Kholil, cofounder of Incitement
    Cultural Dynamics
    Workshop
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    Community building
    Workshop
    12:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    1:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    Lunch break at volunteering site
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    After lunch break continue volunteering work
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    Social project design
    Workshop
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    with Daniel de Gruijter, cofounder & CEO of Incitement
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    Free time
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    Beneficiary empathy mapping
    Workshop
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    Tea time
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    4:30 pm
    Social innovation cluster
    Workshop
    4:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    Setting KPI's & measuring impact
    Measuring impact using Hourglass Methodology
    5:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    Free time
    5:00 pm
    12:00 am
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    Dinner time
    Introduction dinner
    7:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    with Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia winners
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    8:00 pm
    Theme pool party & BBQ
    One of many theme parties
    8:00 pm
    12:00 am
    8:30 pm
    Games night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Movie night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Free time
    9:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Social entrepreneurship event
    Networking session included
    9:00 pm
    10:30 pm
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    10:30 pm
    Free time
    10:30 pm
    12:00 am
    11:00 pm
    11:30 pm

    Monday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Weekly updates
      10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Ideation & conceptualization
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Social project design
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Beneficiary empathy mapping
      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Tea time
      4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Social innovation cluster
      4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Free time
      9:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Volunteering
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Games night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Wednesday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Volunteering
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Social entrepreneurship event
      9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Free time
      10:30 pm - 12:00 am

    Thursday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Volunteering
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Setting KPI's & measuring impact
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Movie night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Friday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Introduction to United Nations SDGs
      10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Cultural Dynamics
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Community building
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Free time
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Theme pool party & BBQ
      8:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Saturday

    • Elephant Sanctuary & National Rainforest
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Free time
      5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    No events available in learning category!
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    10:00 am
    Volunteering
    NGO visits & collaborations
    10:00 am
    1:00 pm
    10:30 am
    Volunteering
    Volunteering
    10:30 am
    1:00 pm
    NGO Visits & collaboration
    Volunteering
    NGO visits & collaborations
    10:30 am
    1:00 pm
    11:00 am
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    6:30 pm

    Tuesday

    • Volunteering
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Wednesday

    • Volunteering
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Volunteering
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    10:30 am
    Introduction to United Nations SDGs
    Incitement projects align with the UN's SDGs
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:00 am
    Ideation & conceptualization
    Workshop
    11:00 am
    1:00 pm
    with Zikry Kholil, cofounder of Incitement
    Cultural Dynamics
    Workshop
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    Community building
    Workshop
    12:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    Social project design
    Workshop
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    with Daniel de Gruijter, cofounder & CEO of Incitement
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    Beneficiary empathy mapping
    Workshop
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:30 pm
    Social innovation cluster
    Workshop
    4:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    Setting KPI's & measuring impact
    Measuring impact using Hourglass Methodology
    5:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm

    Monday

    • Ideation & conceptualization
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Social project design
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Beneficiary empathy mapping
      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Social innovation cluster
      4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Wednesday

    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Setting KPI's & measuring impact
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Friday

    • Introduction to United Nations SDGs
      10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Cultural Dynamics
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Community building
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    Elephant Sanctuary & National Rainforest
    Hiking Day Trip
    9:00 am
    5:00 pm
    Animal care & rainforest preservation
    9:30 am
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    1:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm

    Saturday

    • Elephant Sanctuary & National Rainforest
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    9:00 pm
    Social entrepreneurship event
    Networking session included
    9:00 pm
    10:30 pm
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm

    Wednesday

    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Social entrepreneurship event
      9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    5:00 pm
    Setting KPI's & measuring impact
    Measuring impact using Hourglass Methodology
    5:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm

    Wednesday

    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Setting KPI's & measuring impact
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    10:00 am
    Weekly updates
    Progression brief
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    10:30 am
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm

    Monday

    • Weekly updates
      10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Wednesday

    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Friday

    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    2:00 pm
    Free time
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    Free time
    5:00 pm
    12:00 am
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    8:00 pm
    Theme pool party & BBQ
    One of many theme parties
    8:00 pm
    12:00 am
    8:30 pm
    Games night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Movie night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Free time
    9:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Social entrepreneurship event
    Networking session included
    9:00 pm
    10:30 pm
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    10:30 pm
    Free time
    10:30 pm
    12:00 am
    11:00 pm
    11:30 pm

    Monday

    • Free time
      9:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Games night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Wednesday

    • Social entrepreneurship event
      9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Free time
      10:30 pm - 12:00 am

    Thursday

    • Movie night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Friday

    • Free time
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Theme pool party & BBQ
      8:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Saturday

    • Free time
      5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    9:30 am
    1:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    Lunch break at volunteering site
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    After lunch break continue volunteering work
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    Tea time
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    Dinner time
    Introduction dinner
    7:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    with Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia winners
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    8:00 pm
    8:30 pm

    Monday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Tea time
      4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Tuesday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Wednesday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Friday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    2:00 pm
    Free time
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    Free time
    5:00 pm
    12:00 am
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    8:00 pm
    Theme pool party & BBQ
    One of many theme parties
    8:00 pm
    12:00 am
    8:30 pm
    Games night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Movie night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Free time
    9:00 pm
    12:00 am
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    10:30 pm
    Free time
    10:30 pm
    12:00 am
    11:00 pm
    11:30 pm

    Monday

    • Free time
      9:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Games night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Wednesday

    • Free time
      10:30 pm - 12:00 am

    Thursday

    • Movie night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Friday

    • Free time
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Theme pool party & BBQ
      8:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Saturday

    • Free time
      5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    No events available!
  • Questions & answers
    Will I have enough free time?

    Don’t worry, you will have plenty of free time and free weekends to travel and see Malaysia besides volunteering.

    What if I go on a weekend trip and miss a volunteering project?

    The schedule is for you to follow at your own discretion. All we ask of you is to ensure you don’t let your team down. Should you want to travel on a weekday, talk to your team to see if this will conflict with your schedule. We understand that you want to experience Asia to the fullest 😉

    What kind of NGOs will I be working with?

    Some of the best in Malaysia and South East Asia. Incitement has a wide network of NGO partners, some of which you’ll be working with directly. The impact areas we generally work on are poverty, education, climate change, energy poverty, homeless, youth, health, community development, and refugee issues. All our projects are aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    Can I download the full schedule?

    Yes. You can find the full volunteering schedule in the brochure. Remember: the schedule is tentative, changes might happen. Let us know if you’re ready to volunteer abroad or, if you have any questions about the schedule, feel free to ask us!

  • What you'll be spending your time on
    • Volunteering32 hours / week
    • Traveling & excursions6 hours / week
    • Social activities8 hours / week
  • Join us in Malaysia for Day One

  • What's included

    Here's what you get when you start Day One
  • What's included

    What we’ll arrange for you

    • Pre-departure support over email & phone
    • Visa support
    • Airport pickup & drop off
    • Accommodation in villa in KL
    • 24h emergency support
    • Local SIM card
    • Medical kit
    • Meal vouchers
    • Social activities (pool parties, bbq, etc)
    • One (1) week trip to NGO in South East Asia
      (only with High Impact Program)
    • One (1) weekend trip to Malaysian islands
    • Social entrepreneurship trainings
    • Work materials
    • Project templates
    • An awesome experience you’ll never forget!

  • What's not included

    What you have to arrange yourself

    • Flights
    • Visas
    • Travel insurance
    • Medical insurance

  • Pricing

    This is the price list for Day One
    • Social Impact Program
      Ready to change the world?

      Join us for 6 weeks and be on the cutting edge of volunteering and social innovation while you work with some of Malaysia’s best NGO’s.

      • Live in a villa in KL for 6 weeks
      • Social innovation training
      • Day trips & excursions
      • Volunteer with Malaysia's best NGO's
      • UNESCO certificate
      $2,499USD
  • FAQs

    You ask. We answer. Anything at all.
    Why should I pay to volunteer?

    Good question! A lot of people are surprised when they realize they have to pay to volunteer abroad. However, the cost of volunteering overseas includes accommodation, training costs, and in-country support staff. When you consider the costs you might incur at a hotel or eat at restaurants, the costs are minimal.
    Plus, as Day One offers non-profit program fees you know that every penny of your program fee is going to the local organisations and the people you have chosen to support. Our local partners are grassroot organizations who, in many cases, are solely funded by volunteer fees, and for the concept to work fees are essential. Ultimately, it is a decision of where your money goes… to a hotel, or to a local family. We know which one we’d choose.

    Where will I be staying?

    All our volunteers are hosted in villas located in Bangsar, one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur. You will share your villa together with a group of other Day One participants.

    Are there more expenses once I arrive?

    Although the volunteering program fee includes your accommodation, trainings and some social activities and trips you will need additional money for buying snacks and souvenirs, eating at cafes or restaurants, socializing with other volunteers and locals, transport and weekend travel.
    Other costs include your flights, travel insurance, visa and vaccinations, departure tax and buying a local sim card.
    Once you’ve arrived you may need to pay for local buses to and from your project, which can cost around USD 1-2 per day depending on your destination and program type. You may also need to pay for bottled water and wifi but this is usually very cheap.

    Why would I pick Day One over another volunteering abroad program?

    Day One is a program created by Incitement. We are known for our high-quality programs and impact through volunteering; it’s the very reason we’ve grown to every continent on the planet within just a few years. Day One not just about volunteering, it is about creating a holistic approach to business by incorporating social impact creation.

    In 12 weeks we will provide all the information needed to start your own social project or even your own social company, give you the chance to implement it in one of our partner projects and then take the project template home and implement it in your own country. We strongly believe that social entrepreneurship is the future, and we’re committed to sharing as much information and support as one is willing to take.

    Where does the money I pay go?

    We are an independent organization that does not rely on fundraising or government funding to achieve social goals. We get all our funding from the fees paid by our volunteers and participating brands. These fees are not a one-off donation to your chosen project. These fees go towards the costs of your trip, long-term support for the project you work on, and the international organization and infrastructure needed to make sure our projects and social goals around the world are sustainable and successful.

    And, of course, we don’t request money from our partner organizations in the developing world. All our work is 100% funded through your contributions as an international volunteer.

    It is this financial independence that gives us the freedom to set up projects wherever we consider these will have the most impact and where we believe that our overseas volunteers can make a valuable contribution.

    Your project price, therefore, not only covers the costs that are directly linked to your presence on the ground, but also a share of all the other costs needed to run our high quality volunteering projects.

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