Most of our operating costs (office rent, salaries, program expenses, etc.) come from donations and grants. However, we also need to collect some fees to pay for different programming costs, such as tickets, event supplies, guides, transportation (for certain out of town programs), and food. For all of our programs, we negotiate discounts and collaborate with our partner organizations to keep the prices as low as possible to accommodate a student’s budget.
Fees for the volunteer programs are applied for the costs of supplies and the behind-the-scenes work that One To World staff and our partner organizations do to make the programs possible. We appreciate you donating your time to volunteer, and your program fee helps ensure that we are able to organize a program that is both meaningful to you and the community we are serving.
As a non-profit organization, One To World has a Development team whose job it is to raise money to sustain the organization. These funds come from people who care about our mission including individual donors, private foundations, corporate sponsors, and local and federal governments, as well as from our annual gala, the One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner. For a full breakdown of our budget, please see our most recent Annual Report.
YES! Most of our social and cultural programs like sports games and walking tours, as well as the community service programs, are open to friends, family, and other guests. All international students and scholars should create a One To World account and register for the program directly. For our Community Visits and host family programs, availability will always depend on the capacity of each host family. It may be possible for you to bring a guest. Please reach out to the One To World staff contact listed on the specific event page if you would like to bring a guest.
During the semester, we have several volunteer opportunities at One To World to help us prepare for our special events. An example would be preparing invitations and other mailing materials with our Development team. We will usually send out a call for volunteers via social media or emails to our mailing list when these opportunities are available. Visit our internship page to see internship vacancies we have throughout the year. Additionally, we have a limited number of “Ambassadors” who promote One To World and our programs by presenting at new student orientations or attending fairs and conferences. Contact Marisa Silva for more information on how to become an ambassador.
Lastly, you can be involved by joining our community service programs, whether it is feeding the homeless, cleaning up Central Park, or painting local schools. Please visit our event calendar to see our upcoming community service programs.
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Throughout the year, One To World organizes a variety of programs—walking tours, concerts and theater productions, receptions, and other social activities for international students—to foster intercultural understanding by creating face-to-face experiences among local communities, international students and Fulbright scholars.