Our volunteer training is done differently each year—you can expect to undergo some training before your program start date. The first few days of your program will be when you receive the majority of your training.
OHS service learning programs are meaningful opportunities that allow you to engage with highly impactful models for positive change and social uplift.
In 2014, OHS received the Top-Rated Non-Profit award, from Great Nonprofits due to positive volunteer feedback.
In the past six years over 800 volunteers from over 100 leading universities worldwide have actively participated in One Heart Source. By joining One Heart Source, you are welcomed into a diverse family of game changers that can support you in your further endeavors.
Safety is our number one priority. We are constantly refining our safety and security strategies to meet and exceed the needs of our volunteers. We have policies and procedures to take care of just about anything that may come up while on the program, and the staff to take appropriate action.
Unlike other organizations, OHS is not a placement program. Our volunteer opportunities are methodically designed, developed, staffed, and run by the organization, in collaboration with the communities we serve.
All volunteers are eligible to apply for the 3-year Global Leaders Fellowship in order to continue their development of international leadership, social consciousness, and entrepreneurial acumen by engaging with and developing impactful models for social uplift.
If you are enrolled in a university, participation in our programs may earn you course credit or funding from your institution. Once accepted, our team can work with you to create strategies through which you can identify an engage with your university’s appropriate department or office.
One Heart Source has designed meaningful and fulfilling opportunities for all age groups excited about actualizing their impact through proven models for communal uplift. In 2015, we will be offering Family, High School, University, Professional and Seniors programs.
As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the U.S., most donations to OHS are considered to be tax-deductible for US Taxpayers. This means that if an individual or business makes a direct donation from a U.S. bank account to One Heart Source, they are able to claim a tax deduction for their donation. Therefore, people can make a donation on your behalf to OHS and have it count towards your program fee while also receiving a tax deduction!
Leverage social media, email resources like MailChimp, and traditional letter-writing to raise awareness about your trip (Why and How) and build a community of stakeholders to support and engage with you while you travel and work abroad. Traditionally, this has been one of the most popular and effective methods of offsetting one’s program fee. This is a wonderful opportunity for others to experience this journey by investing in you.
OHS believes in building value collectively as a community. We encourage applicants and newly accepted volunteers to recruit other members of their home community to join OHS. We offer a referral credit of $200 for each applicant that you personally refer to OHS that is accepted and pays their deposit.
Recognizing that our collective impact is increased when we work and serve in groups, OHS is providing group pricing. For groups of 5-9 who apply and serve together, each participant will receive 10% off the program fee. Groups of 10-14 will receive 15% off program fee. Groups of 15 or more will receive 20% off program fee.
If you are enrolled in a university, you may be eligible for funding or course credit through your institution. Once accepted, our team can work with you to create strategies through which you can identify and engage with your university’s appropriate department or office, and apply for funding/credit.
If you or someone you know work for a company that offers Employee Gift Matching Programs, you may be able to significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expense. In many cases, Employers will match a donation made by their employee to a non-profit organization.
Service-oriented clubs often contribute to a socially-conscious endeavors. Get in touch with a club around you, give a presentation on what you are hoping to do and why, and partner with the club to create a fundraising strategy around your shared mission.
Are you a member of a religious organization or assembly? Reach out to fellow members or leadership. Supporting your ambition to serve may go a long way to contributing positively to the groups collective consciousness and global awareness while giving you the opportunity to further put your ideas to action.
Social and academic societies including clubs, sororities/fraternities, are often eager to support one of their own. Partner with your organization’s diverse network and build your own network of stakeholders for your experience.
Host a cook-out, open-mic, potluck, fashion show, art exhibit, yoga class, benefit concert or anything else that brings people together and builds a sense of community. Spread the word, raise awareness, and collect donations.