Youthlinc is a 501c3 non profit organization. All donations to Youthlinc are tax deductible. Each program has a trip cost that is dependent upon location. The cost is broken down into monthly increments and can be made by fundraising, donations by others, or donations to yourself.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
In response to the ongoing uncertainty of international travel, Youthlinc has amended its regular policies for donation deadlines for international trips scheduled to take place in summer 2021.
Please note that last year (2019-2020) when international travel shut down, Youthlinc was able to work with our vendors, including airlines, to salvage ALL donations for participants who postponed with Youthlinc to carryover over to 2021 without penalty. Participants who chose to withdraw from the program lost some fees to airlines, international vendors, and their initial deposit to Youthlinc.
In the 2020-2021 Service Year, Youthlinc participants will opt for one of two Tracks, outlined below, and will be responsible to adhere to the rules governing the track they choose.
- Deposit is due December 1st
- Ideal if able to travel in Summer 2022 (in case of 2021 postponement)
- Smaller, more attainable monthly goals
- Use Youthlinc's fundraisin software to keep track of donations and goals
- Stay on track for flight to be booked as soon as possible
- Late fees waived until April 1
- Once any money is received, the first $500 goes toward the non-refundable deposit
- In the event of 2021 postponement, all donations (including deposit) will move towards a 2022 trip.
- Donation gols begin in Sprin 2021
- Ideal if unable to travel in Summer 2022 (in case of 2021 postponement)
- Balloon donation due with 14 days notice
- Unable to use Youthlinc's fundraising software
- Flights will not be booked until you are current on your account.
TRADITIONAL TRACK DONATION SCHEDULE EXAMPLE
Dec 1: $500
Jan 1: $725
Feb 1: $725
Mar 1: $725
Apr 1: $725
DEFERRED TRACK DONATION SCHEDULE EXAMPLE
Dec 1: $0
Jan 1: $0
Feb 1: $0
Mar 1: $2675
Apr 1: $725
DONATION TRACK AGREEMENT
Use our resources to help you fundraise for your trip.
We offer financial aid through a needs based application.
By December 1, a $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is due from each participant. This deposit holds your spot on that team. Participants who do not make this deposit will be dropped from the program. An applicant from the waiting list will be invited to participate on the team.
If a participant drops from the program after any deposits, payments, or non-renegotiable contracts are made to coordinators or agencies facilitating our international service experience, including airlines, those deposits or payments are also not refundable. If a participant drops from the program 45 days or less from departure, all payments are non-refundable.
Youthlinc reserves the right to cancel or postpone service trips, and change international service sites, at its sole discretion when it deems it necessary or advisable due to local conditions or world events. In the event of any such change, $500 deposits remain non-refundable. Youthlinc may also be required to forfeit nonrefundable payments for airfare and hotel deposits. Any such forfeiture will be charged against participant payments on an equitable basis, as determined by Youthlinc. In such cases, a participant who wishes to serve on an alternate or postponed service trip, or a service trip to an international service site that has been changed, would be required to make up the shortfall.
In addition, as described above, amounts transferred to subsequent service trips will be reduced by an allocable portion of any forfeiture of deposits or payments that result from participant or Youthlinc initiated cancellations, postponements, or changes in response to the world events or local conditions.
Personal donations made which are matched by corporate giving programs are not eligible for a refund up to the amount that was matched by the company. No unrestricted or general charitable donations are refundable under any circumstances.
Any allowable refund must be requested by participants by June 1. No refunds will be issued until two weeks before departure. Any donations toward a participant’s international experience received after these deadlines will not be refundable and will be allocated to project funds or sponsorships for the current or following Service Year program. Youthlinc makes every effort to contact participants about their refunds. Any allowable refund that is not collected by a participant after August 31 of any calendar year will be allocated to project funds or sponsorships. After August 31, our Year-End, a participant can no longer collect an unclaimed refund.