Your fees make sure you're taken care of while you volunteer. We handle the details so you can focus on volunteering! In all of our Experiences we include: Airport pick up and drop off (at closest airport), accommodation, some meals, on-site training, donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual, Partner Organization’s volunteer handbook, Emergency support while at Placement, Carbon credits to offset 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, Premium Individual Travel Insurance (up to $500, 000 USD in emergency medical coverage), Travel discounts (through automatic membership to a volunteer only travel discount program) and 24/7 Travel and emergency assistance. In some your Experience fees will cover all meals, Placement Partner membership fees, Placement Partner uniform (if it's needed to volunteer) and some guided trips and/or tours to local geographical, cultural and ecologically significant areas. AEI fees exclude: Flights, Entry visa costs, International and domestic airport taxes, Immunizations and medications.
AEI requires a non refundable 20% deposit, 6 months before departure so we can reserve you a spot on your Experience. The balance of your fees is due 60 days before departure. Failure to pay balance within 60 days could result in your Experience being cancelled. If you are applying less than 6 months before departure some exceptions can be made- the Volunteer Coordinator will discuss possible solutions with you at the time of your interview. If you are applying less than 60 days before departure your deposit will be 50% of your total fees. The deposit will be due 7 days days after your interview. Your full fees will be due 14 days after your interview.
All fees are in Canadian dollars. AEI fees do not include taxes or bank fees. Since taxes and bank fees are different for each region, these will be calculated at the time of your application.
Please review our Terms and Conditions for more information.
Support someone's trip by giving them 10% off their fees. One gift certificate per client, can be used for any experience.
Cheques and international money orders addressed to Animal Experience International, Interac/ Online money transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org