student volunteers are required to meet a minimum fundraising commitment for each clinic they will be participating in. Minimum contributions range from $100-$500 depending on length of trip. View the 'Trip Details' page for each clinic for trip specific information.
Veterinarians, veterinary technicians/assistants, tech students and non-veterinary volunteers are not required to participate in the volunteer sponsorship campaign but are welcome to participate and help support their team.
If you’ve been involved in marathons or other charity walks/runs, you may be familiar with the 'sponsored volunteerism' model in which participants sign up for an event and commit to a minimum fundraising level to support the project as part of their participation. RAVS uses a platform on CrowdRise (a fun online crowdfunding site that helps raise awareness and money for social causes) for volunteers to reach out to folks who might be interested in learning more and potentially sponsoring your team. By sharing your passion for the progam and the cause with others, you bring awareness to an important issue and encourage support for the efforts of you and your team.s
Last year, our student teams raised more than $75k to help offset the costs of medical supplies and other expenses to bring care to communities who most need our help.
Thank you for your support!
Check out the RAVS Crowdrise page here: crowdrise.com/hsvma-ravs
Note: Please do not join the fundraising team for your trip until you have received an email confirming your acceptance on the trip and a team toolkit with all of the information you need for a successful experience.