At least 85% of donations go directly to a project.
Employ two laborers for two weeks at an RWI project: $50
Purchase stone to replace five damaged stone lintels or brackets: $100
Pays the salary of a traditional craftsperson for 1 month: $250
“What I like about the program is that our funds helped to support the project and locals, but members of the community were also involved in the project. The Nepali people were involved at all levels, from decision making to general labor.” – Nepal Participant
Tour fees are a charitable donation
As a volunteer participant, you receive a charitable donation receipt for your tour fee, which is tax deductable (consult with your tax professional). We direct your contribution into the restoration effort: providing dozens of jobs and job training for local people, purchasing material, and paying for local services, such as room and board. Your travel costs, such as airfare, visas, and lodging before and after the trip, are also tax deductable (consult with your tax professional).
Many ways to volunteer:
Join a tour to an RWI project
We are currently working in Udaipur, India at the Bichli Haveli project in majestic and historic Rajasthan. The community and RWI are restoring the beauty of an ancient house and renovating it for a community and heritage resource center. Tour dates are available throughout the year, and custom dates can be arranged for groups of six or more.
Lead a tour
Are you a RWI veteran? Ready to serve more? Have a big group? Become a group leader for our upcoming trips and be responsible for heading up a trip to a project site. We’ll give you the tools for pre-trip preparations and in-country coordination and leadership. RWI covers your trip fee and in-country costs – you’re responsible for your plane fare and visas. Generally, first preference is given to volunteers who have worked on-site on an RWI program.
Help from home
You can help in so many ways – recruit volunteers to work on site, host events, fundraise, write grants, and more! We can provide promotional materials, presentations and talking points for you to use.
Help RWI expand our programs and our funding base. There are many options available for corporations wishing to support RWI’s mission to preserve historic places alongside communities around the world. Please contact us to discuss further.
Be More Than a Logo!
Become a Partner
A full corporate sponsorship may include a combination of donations, employee volunteer programs, event sponsorship and gifts in-kind. Please contact us and we can provide more details.
Gifts in Kind
Hotel rooms, air tickets, IT equipment and expertise. If you can help us with a donation in kind, we’d love to hear from you.
Corporate Fundraising Campaign
If your company is undertaking a fundraising campaign, we would be pleased to work together.
Sponsor an Event
Your sponsorship of various local events that are held throughout the year helps us keep our marketing costs low. In exchange, your company gets positive exposure at an event that is in line with your values.
Employee Volunteer Program
Experiencing an RWI on-site project firsthand can be a valuable adventure for your employees. Launch a volunteer program within your organization or sponsor your company’s offsite or team-building initiative at an RWI project.
Your donation can be directed toward a particular segment of an existing project, can help us launch a new project or can fund the initial investigation of a potential site.
“Nepal, you were breathtaking in so many ways. I will miss your amazing scenery, flags, serenity and smiles. Big thanks to Restoration Works International for the opportunity to help restore an ancient temple tucked away in the Himalayas, alongside a great team. I will never forget this experience!! – Nepal participant”