ISLA PROJECT DONATIONS
How is my ISLA project donation spent?
While each one is different, here’s a general look at how ISLA projects are funded.
This includes buoys, swim fins, uniforms and course materials we leave behind to the newly trained lifeguards.
Trip Leader Airfare & Expenses
This includes the flights and expenses of your experienced trip leaders who put in the work to make the trip great!
Your ISLA Uniform
This includes decking you our in your very Own custom ISLA class A and B uniform. Though some of these items are returned, you’ll be booking legit on your trip.
Marketing & Membership
Water safety is about getting the word out! This allows us to do that as well as recruit more volunteers for more projects. it also (<1%) covers your member kit.
Travel & Health insurance
This makes sure you are safe and covered while making a difference! You are insured during the duration of the trip.
When the work is done there is always something worth celebrating. This covers small things like a group mean, etc. that we get to share together as a team and a family and with our new local friends.
ISLA General Fund
Though we hardly reach 15% after the trip is done, this allows out volunteer staff a budget for launching other water safety initiatives and maintained expenses, such as our website mailbox, etc.
What else is included?
Transportation: we work with our hosts, close relationships and sponsors, etc. to get this covered. Usually for the entire trip from airport to airport
Food: We work with our host, sponsorship, and friends to cover food during the work portions of ths trip. usually about half of the meals are covered for the whole trip
Housing: We work with sponsord, our hosts, etc. to get this sponsored during the work portions of the trip.
Experience: ISLA trips are generally cheaper than typical Travel, and allow you to make lifeling friends while making a difference. you ALSO gain professional knowledge of others while sharing your own skills.