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    This may sound like the stupidest question ever, but...
    I hope to go to Thailand next summer to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary. It requires booking online and a deposit. For fundraising, would I have to first apply and put down the deposit and then start fundraising, or can I just start immediately?
    I can imagine starting immediately wouldn't work, I could be raising money for myself and be lying about wanting to volunteer, but then again there would be no visible proof for possible donors that I actually am volunteering.

    Sorry again for the more than likely extremely obvious question, but I've never done something like this before and I'm genuinely wondering

    Please no hate / mean remarks, I already got enough of that on yahoo answers

    Thank you!
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    When I was fundraising, I started fundraising before I put the deposit down.


    As long as there isn't a possibility for you to be rejected (like an application process) then there isn't a problem with it.


    One thing I said that seemed to reassure them if they asked questions (which was literally once) though was that if things didn't work out I was donating the money to the orphanage I am currently volunteering in.

    Good luck, it's a great opportunity.
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    Go and like GlobalGiving UK on facebook which have lots of advice!
 
 
 
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