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    i've found a website called aimabroad... http://www.aimabroad.org/

    It's volunteering in india cheaper than most companies.

    I'm just looking for any opinions. Does the company seem legit? Has anyone been with them?

    Just need advice as to whether it's worth doing it really. I hate paying to volunteer but it seems to be the only way.
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    Wow, that looks awesome tbh... It looks legit... ish... Do you wanna take that chance though?
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    (Original post by Missy Sara)
    i've found a website called aimabroad... http://www.aimabroad.org/

    It's volunteering in india cheaper than most companies.

    I'm just looking for any opinions. Does the company seem legit? Has anyone been with them?

    Just need advice as to whether it's worth doing it really. I hate paying to volunteer but it seems to be the only way.
    Hmm...is it India you want to go to?
    I know a South American volunteer site which gives free placements if you are intereted in that
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    Thanks, but it's india i'm interested in this summer. How can i tell about legitness of a charity? x
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    (Original post by FuturePilot)
    Hmm...is it India you want to go to?
    I know a South American volunteer site which gives free placements if you are intereted in that
    yes :yes:

    pray tell?
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    (Original post by Phillipsherman)
    yes :yes:

    pray tell?
    Here you go

    http://www.volunteersouthamerica.net/
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    (Original post by TomInce6666)
    Wow, that looks awesome tbh... It looks legit... ish... Do you wanna take that chance though?
    I think you just need to decide if you'd be ok if it wasn't 'legit' (which it probably is; the fact they don't have a shiny website probably just means their marketing for volunteers isn't as much of a priority/isn't up to scratch) ...that you'd be able to take care of yourself. Depends how independent you feel you could be, because if you're fine looking after yourself and have your head screwed on right then you would presumably just cut your losses and go do something else, or make the best of the situation?

    I mean it wouldn't be the end of world if it ended up a bit rubbish if that was the case.
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    (Original post by calmallama)
    I think you just need to decide if you'd be ok if it wasn't 'legit' (which it probably is; the fact they don't have a shiny website probably just means their marketing for volunteers isn't as much of a priority/isn't up to scratch) ...that you'd be able to take care of yourself. Depends how independent you feel you could be, because if you're fine looking after yourself and have your head screwed on right then you would presumably just cut your losses and go do something else, or make the best of the situation?

    I mean it wouldn't be the end of world if it ended up a bit rubbish if that was the case.
    well you dont pay them until you get there.. so your flights etc are covered. if they decide to **** you over bar mugging/kidnap/murder then you should be able to sort out a few days of accom until you get matters sorted with the airline company. So on this model, you really dont have much to lose.
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    I agree that AIM looks legit.
    The best way to find out about the work a volunteer program does is to contact one or more ex-volunteers and learn about their experience with the organisation.

    AIM actually list some of their ex-volunteers on the website, some are in the UK. why not ask them for their contact emails?

    I skimmed the AIM website just now, couldn't see what the fees were?

    One thing that make me slightly concerned is that, while they say that 25% of your fee goes to the end-project,
    they also say that this is distributed 'randomly' so you can't ask/verify if your end-project received 25% of your fee.
    This may be entirely legit and appropriate for the work they do, it's also a potential scammers trick and your 25% dontation may go elsewhere.

    A couple of good websites for grass-roots volunteer projects in India are:
    www.independentvolunteer.org
    www.omprakash.org

    HTH
    Steve

    (Thanks for plugging the website, Pilot)
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    http://aimabroadvolunteering.blogspot.com/

    Looks fine.
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...lidays-madonna
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    (Original post by Missy Sara)
    i've found a website called aimabroad... http://www.aimabroad.org/

    It's volunteering in india cheaper than most companies.

    I'm just looking for any opinions. Does the company seem legit? Has anyone been with them?

    Just need advice as to whether it's worth doing it really. I hate paying to volunteer but it seems to be the only way.
    I'm going to India for the first time with Original Volunteers next summer..seems legit to me and its rather cheap..apparently they aren't with you fully supporting you the whole trip, but that's a challenge right?
    http://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk/...ons/india.html
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    I've looked at original volunteers thanks
    It still works out at £100 a week- for india

    hoping to get something a little cheaper. I'm looking at going direct rather than through company
 
 
 
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