Gap Year Fundraising
Fundraising for Backpackers and Travellers
Working long hours to save for your travels can be difficult, but there are other ways to club together the pennies for a gap year. Fundraising for your gap year is the art of getting loved ones and strangers alike to part with their cash to fund your travels or voluntary work.
Fundraising ideas range from the very sensible to the practically insane. Consider your fundraising options carefully as the list of things to do is almost limitless. From sitting in a baths of cat food for prolonged periods of time, to organising ticketed jazz concerts, to running death-defying desert marathons and selling childhood toys, we've literally seen it all on gapyear.com. Or have we?
If you've done something amazing to fund your gap year, or are planning to, let us know and we may feature you on the site. And don't forget to add your fundraising experiences to your CV as employers and universities will often place a lot of value on your go-getter attitude.
Featured Fundraiser: Tori Oram
Self-proclaimed "serial gapper" Tori Oram has travelled all round the world on the believe that she should find out about other cultures by experiencing them herself. It's a good philosophy, but an expensive one too, so Tori has also done a lot of fundraising and has become something of an expert on the subject and is something of a gap year legend.
If you're looking for some inspiration, why not check out Tori's A to Z of Fundraising Ideas. She has also written a very handy beginner's guide covering her Top Ten Tips for Fundraising which is also well worth checking out.