Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t listed here, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I bring my spouse/partner/child?
Absolutely! We encourage family/group volunteering. In 2017, we had 3 families volunteering with us in Romania. If you plan to volunteer with your family, we can make special arrangements to make sure you’re comfortable while you’re still a part of the bigger team!
How does Venture 2 Impact choose where to volunteer and what organizations to partner with?
We choose to work with social enterprises or non-profit organizations working to improve the lives of marginalized communities. Because we value skills-based volunteering, we partner with organizations who need the backing of professional volunteers to help them scale their impact and tackle complex problems. V2I partners with organizations who have been operating internationally for an excess of 5 years, with full time staff on the ground, because we want to work with organizations who are committed to their communities long term and can implement, if necessary, the solutions our teams come up with.
How is the service program planned and what is my responsibility in that process?
In collaboration with our international partners, the V2I team will develop the content for the volunteer program. If you have relevant skills and are interested in joining us in the planning process, we invite you to join us. However, our main expectation is for you to engage fully while we are in-country.
Does Venture 2 Impact accept donation matching?
Yes! We are a verified partner with Salesforce.com and Benevity. If you’re a Salesforce employee or if your company uses Benevity, we can walk you through the steps to gain donation matching and volunteer grants towards your involvement in our charitable volunteer program.
Why should I choose Venture 2 Impact?
Our model is grounded in connecting your skills with needs that exists in communities that can’t access those skills or can’t afford to pay for them. As an educated and skilled professional, we believe that you should use your energy and volunteering time to share those skills and create a resilient community … rather than the alternative, which is usually going abroad to do something that’s not related to your skills at all (building a structure, painting something, etc).