On Base Volunteer Fees Schedules

In order to extend the privilege to serve to all, we define our staff and Volunteers fees to take into consideration the country category (citizenship or from where most support are raised from)  of the volunteers and the length or their commitment: 1- SHORT TERM, 2- MEDIUM TERM, 3- LONG TERM; Please read about your category below. if you canot ford your category let us know so that we see what can be done. 
in all case :

XCD or EC$ stand for Eastern Caribbean dollars
USD or  US$ stand for United States dollars (in average 1US$= 2.7 EC$)

What are Volunteer fees use for

The volunteer fees: contribution made by of each volunteer is expected to mainly help with  Room and board at the YWAM Base accommodation. 

It is therefore important for each volunteer when budgeting to plan possible extra expenses such as for:  - Immigration (visa extension when needed) - transportation - communication  -  Laundry and  other personal expenses that depend on each individual.

NB: we have no refund policy in place for volunteer fees at this moment; so ask any questions possible and consider your options before taking your final decision.

All volunteer are encourage to raise extra fund when possible to support the ministry in General.

When to Pay Your Volunteer Fees:

Volunteer contribution are to be paid before the arrival of the volunteers, per months or for the full duration in advance.

NB: we have no refund policy in place for volunteer fees; so ask any questions possible and consider your options before taking your final decision.

1- BASIC ROOM AND BOARD FEES FOR SHORT TERM (14 WEEKS COMITMENT or LESS) LIVING AT THE YWAM BASE / PERSON

Country
Category
Volunteer
full time
**Guest or
Part Time Volunteer
A
(Developped)
540 EC$
(US$200) /Week
635 EC$
(US$235) /Week
B
(Medium revenue)
150 EC$
(US$ 56)/ Week
210 EC$
(US$78) /Week
C
(Low revenue)
140 EC$
(US$ 52) / Week
170 EC$
(US$ 63) / Week

* Full Time are persons who comit to volunteer about 8 hours daily minimum for 6 days per week and fuly contribute to the base's life activities
** Guest and Part Time are persons living in who are expectected to participate to help with some basic up keeping of the living environment for a minimum 2 to 3 hours daily .
- Part Time live in Volunteer are expected to be part of most social and devotional activities at the YWAM Campus
- but For Guest we expect they will to do their best and be intentional in contributing to life at the base as much as their time table allow it.

Note : All the above include access to free WIFI via social media access for up to two devise connection and a Token for one Lountry Load every two weeks. This last provision is only applicable for volunteers contributing the full indicated amount of his/her category

NB : For all a local coin fed laoundry machine is available requiring about EC$ 6 for a washing load of 45 to 50 minutes if needed for extra Laoundry.

Air Condition: for an extra negotiable fees volunteers in some rooms(dorm) can agree to get the Air Condition Unit to run some time of the day let us know if you are interested.

Airport Pick Up and Drop off:

In addition to the program fees and other personal expenses (laundry, communication etc…), we normally ask each volunteer arriving or departing Saint Lucia to budget for airport transfer (pick up and drop off)  
this should be about  US$100  (if your flight arrive and depart via  Hewanorra international, - UVF- 1:30h to 2:h from our base )  OR US$ 50 (if it arrived via George F.L. Charles Airport - Regional Flights – SLU- 20 to 30 minutes drive from our base). 
Let us know if you plan to include it in your program fees so that we can make arrangement to pick and drop you off .

2- BASIC ROOM AND BOARD FEES FOR MEDIUM TERM(COMMITMENT FROM 4 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS) PER INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER LIVING ON BASE.

Country
Category
* Volunteer
full time
--
** Guest or
Part Time Volunteer
--
A
(Developped)
807 EC$
(US$ 299) /Month
1080 EC$
(US$ 400) /Month
B
(Medium revenue)
454 EC$
(US$ 170) /Month
710 EC$
(US$263) /Month
C
(Low revenue)
400 EC$
(US$ 148) /Month
601 EC$
(US$ 225) / Month

* Full Time are persons who comit to volunteer about 8 hours daily minimum for 6 days per week and fuly contribute to the base's life activities
** Guest and Part Time are persons living in who are expectected to participate to help with some basic up keeping of the living environment for a minimum 2 to 3 hours daily .
- Part Time live in Volunteer are expected to be part of most social and devotional activities at the YWAM Campus
- but For Guest we expect they will to do their best and be intentional in contributing to life at the base as much as their time table allow it.

Note : All the above include access to free WIFI via social media access for up to two devise connection and a Token for one Lountry Load every two weeks. This last provision is only applicable for volunteers contributing the full indicated amount of his/her category

NB : For all a local coin fed laoundry machine is available requiring about EC$ 6 for a washing load of 45 to 50 minutes if needed for extra Laoundry.

Air Condition: for an extra negotiable fees volunteers in some rooms(dorm) can agree to get the Air Condition Unit to run some time of the day let us know if you are interested.

Remark : All Medium term volunteer who pay their full contribution is advance and in their normal corresponding Category will have a WIFI code that will allow them an access to unlimited broadband Internet on one device when the Server is on.
Also for an extra negotiable fee /month volunteers in some rooms can agree to get the Air Condition Unit to run some time of the day let us know if you are interested.

* The volunteer fees: made by of each volunteer is expected to mainly help with  Room and board at the YWAM Base accommodation each volunteer is responsible for extra and personal espences

3- LONG TERM COMMITMENT (OVER 27 MONTHS of COMMITMENT) PER PERSON (OVER 17)

Country
Category
* Volunteer
full time
** Guest
or Part Time Volunteer

A
(Developped)
540 EC$
(US$ 200) /Month
X
B
(Medium revenue)
350 EC$
(US$ 135) /Month
X
C
(Low revenue)
270 EC$
(US$ 100) /month
X

* Full Time are persons who comit to volunteer about 8 hours daily minimum for 6 days per week and fuly contribute to the base's life activities
** Guest and Part Time are persons living in who are expectected to participate to help with some basic up keeping of the living environment for a minimum 2 to 3 hours daily .
- Part Time live in Volunteer are expected to be part of most social and devotional activities at the YWAM Campus
- but For Guest we expect they will to do their best and be intentional in contributing to life at the base as much as their time table allow it.

Note : All the above include access to free WIFI via social media access for up to two devise connection and a Token for one Lountry Load every two weeks. This last provision is only applicable for volunteers contributing the full indicated amount of his/her category

NB : For all a local coin fed laoundry machine is available requiring about EC$ 6 for a washing load of 45 to 50 minutes if needed for extra Laoundry.

Air Condition: for an extra negotiable fees volunteers in some rooms(dorm) can agree to get the Air Condition Unit to run some time of the day let us know if you are interested.

What are Volunteer fees use for

The volunteer fees: contribution made by of each volunteer is expected to mainly help with  Room and board at the YWAM Base accommodation. 

It is therefore important for each volunteer when budgeting to plan possible extra expenses such as for:  - Immigration (visa extension when needed) - transportation - communication  -  Laundry and  other personal expenses that depend on each individual.

NB: we have no refund policy in place for volunteer fees at this moment; so ask any questions possible and consider your options before taking your final decision.

All volunteer are encourage to raise extra fund when possible to support the ministry in General.

Skilled Mission builder's fees could be discounted by up to 28% of the fees indicated on the Short term table table above; so contact us.

Imigration

Visa & immigration requirements for non Saint Lucians or non OECS citizens.
In normal circumstances, EU & UK citizens may obtain up to 3 months stay at the port of Entry, whereas North American citizen and other nationalities obtain 6 weeks stay . (other CARICOM citizen non OECS may obtain up to 6 months) After expiration of these period they will need an extension visa that they have to pay for.

When your Volunteer application is accepted with us, YWAM St. Lucia will notify you as well as the Government Ministry in charge or Social Transformation and Faith base of the arrival of the Short term volunteer providing some basic informations: dates (of arrival and departure), identification (copy of passport etc...), From this  if there is no change in the regulations, the Government will be able to provide a cover letter allowing the volunteer to obtain Visa Extension from Immigration when it is due at a cost of US$80 per month per passport to be paid by the volunteer. This is only for short term volunteers because Long term will require work Permit or exemption involving additional paper work such as Police record etc...

All Medium and long term foreign volunteer should take these details in consideration when planing his/her budget. and be prepare for some additional paper work as required by regulations.

If you have any preoccupation REGARDING THIS, PLEASE contact us in advance.