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The Volunteer Incentives Program was designed to raise money for Doctors Without Borders by utilizing the power of commerce and the astonishing power of local volunteers.

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In short, volunteers enrolled in the program become eligible for discounts on products and services all over the world. This is made possible by generous entrepreneurs and business-owners who choose to recognize volunteers for the phenomenal work that they are doing anyway.

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HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

Volunteers enrolled in the program receive material benefits in the form of product and services discounts, thank-you gifts from program sponsors, etc for volunteering a certain number of hours per month.

The focus of the program is on volunteer engagement and the overall volunteer experience. The economic incentives are meant to draw in businesses and volunteers, but the work itself keeps them going.

Volunteers are supported and encouraged throughout the length of time they are involved with the program, with an emphasis on education about the issues facing non-profits, and how big problems can be solved by a concerted effort from a group of dedicated volunteers.

Where the program really takes flight is in its financial details. For every discount awarded to volunteers, 10% of the total value of the discount is donated to Doctors Without Borders.

So, if a volunteer claims a $100 discount, they would REALLY save $90, with $10 being donated to Doctors Without Borders. 1,000 volunteers saving $50/month means $60,000 annually for Doctors Without Borders! Think of the possibilities!

THE STEPS:

1) Volunteer “V” does 10 hrs of community service in January for a cause of his or her choosing.

2) Business owner “B” says ‘thank you’ by offering a 50% discount on one of his products, priced at say, $100.

3) “V” is grateful to receive a discount on a product that “V” wanted to buy in the first place.

4) “B” is able to reach a customer base that might never have heard about “B” otherwise, and, although “V” is in the market for “B’s” products anyways, “V” never would have heard about the discount without the VIP.

5) 10% of the discount ($5 in the example above) is donated by the volunteer at point of sale to Doctors Without Borders.

6) “V” saves money by doing the volunteer work that “V” was doing anyway.

7) “B” gains a customer that “B” never would have had without the VIP.

8) Doctors Without Borders receives thousands of dollars to fund their programs, which end up saving countless lives all over the world.

9) Our communities at home are stronger because of a group of dedicated and well-supported volunteers doing good work for good causes.

MAJOR BENEFITS:

1) Volunteers receive material incentives for helping the organizations, they get the usual health and well-being benefits commonly associated with volunteerism, as well as the knowledge that they’re participating in something meaningful.

2) The non-profits receive a steady stream of engaged, active volunteers to assist in the running of their programs.

3) Volunteers active within separate organizations will have the opportunity to learn about other causes that may capture their attention, and so additionally, non-profits will be able to attract volunteers from within a larger pool.

4) Sponsors get the opportunity to market to volunteers who ordinarily would never have heard of the sponsor/business in question. By offering discounts on products/services that may appeal to the volunteers in the program, both parties benefit.

5) Our world changes for the better.

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