Reduce Trip Costs
We believe that every person, regardless of budget or background, should have the opportunity to volunteer in a Service Learning Trip if they are passionate about the work. That is why we created a few different fundraising methods and scholarship opportunities for MEDLIFErs around the world. Check out the options below, and reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.
MyMovement (previously called 95:5) is a fundraising tool similar to Go Fund Me that allows friends and family members to make donations towards the volunteer fee for your trip. Once you register for a Service Learning Trip, you can customize your MyMovement page on our website and send the link out to inspire people to donate. Learn more in our FAQs.
MEDLIFE Voucher Program
The MEDLIFE Voucher Program is a program for students who take on a leadership role in organizing a Service Learning Trip. MVPs will be in charge of a group of 10 or more students in organizing the registration process and pre-trip responsibilities as well as help facilitate on-site activities.
Instead of fundraising for a donation goal to volunteer on a trip, their goal is to get 10 friends to volunteer with MEDLIFE on an SLT.
Chapters must bring 20 volunteers to receive two vouchers (total of 22 students traveling). For every 10 volunteers beyond the 20 minimum, Chapters will receive one additional MVP.
MEDLIFE Movement Scholarship
The MEDLIFE Scholarship allows active Chapter members with financial need to receive a $400 voucher that can be applied to a Service Learning Trip (SLT) donation goal. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded, and the application will be essay-based. Email us at [email protected] or check out Campus Labs for more information!
MEDLIFE Referral Program
Our Movement only grows because passionate advocates like you share their experience and put us in touch with like-minded friends or family members. So we started the MEDLIFE Referral Program to make sure that when you make the effort to spread the MEDLIFE Movement, you have the opportunity to reduce Service Learning Trip costs!
To participate in the program, you must refer a student from a school that does not already have an existing MEDLIFE Chapter using the form on our Refer a MEDLIFEr page. If you both travel, both you and the person you referred receive $100 off your Service Learning Trip donation goal. Both students do not have to travel on the same trip, but both trips have to be in the same academic year.
Under United States tax law and regulations, a donation to MEDLIFE is 100% tax-deductible by the person donating. However, a donation given to MyMovement that reduces a student’s volunteering costs in a mobile clinic is not tax-deductible. If donors have general questions about whether donations to MEDLIFE are tax-deductible, they can call MEDLIFE’S U.S.-based office at 1-844-MEDLIFE (1-844-633-5433). However, specific questions about the deductibility of contributions should be directed to the donor’s qualified tax advisor.
MEDLIFE is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.