Five years ago Holly and Benjamin volunteered in Morocco and the experience was simply life changing.
However, upon entering the world of volunteering, they discovered that many companies who help organise volunteering placements charge the volunteers a fee. They did not believe this was necessary. They also found there are many projects across the globe who need volunteers to help them achieve their goals, but they do not have access to such support. So they decided to do something about it.
Holly and Ben provide volunteers with a list of amazing projects via their website www.indigovolunteers.org, which outlines the skills the projects require and the relevant contact details. This enables the volunteer to match themselves with a suitable volunteering placement and arrange their trip directly with the project. By helping connect the volunteers and projects, they are also giving the projects a chance to gain the volunteering support they otherwise may not have had.
Holly and Ben have since travelled across Romania, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, meeting over thirty projects. They are always overwhelmed by the work they get to see first hand and are are hugely proud that they now support many of them in their mission.
IndiGO has been set up to break down the needless barriers put in front of skilled volunteers who want to help these various projects. The places IndiGO support are often very capable, however they can benefit hugely from the support of skilled volunteers.
We know we will truly change the world of volunteering forever, which is one of the key enablers in the fight against poverty. The projects inspire the team, and we hope we the team will inspire you. Please read on to understand what we do, how we do it, and how you can be part of the solutions. If nothing else, dance!