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1. Visit the top left corner of any page on the website and select the blue "member login" button. Once you select this button choose "Create an Account."
2. Complete the member login profile and submit. TIP: write down the username and password you create!
3. Once your member login is complete you will see a RED bar across the top. This will confirm your membership and ask you to LOG back in to register and join a Journey!
5. Now you may Log-in using your username and password.
6. Once you are logged in, simply go to the Journey, CampusServe, or evetn you want to join and select "go to registration form" (or you may scroll down to the bottom of the Journey description).
7. Here, you will select the appropriate boxes, accept the liability waivers and submit for paymet (if payment is required).
8. You will be directed to for your payment option. You do NOT have to be a member of paypal to submit a payment. See instructions for "not a paypal member".
No experience is necessary to participate in any led2serve Journeys. led2serve projects are flexible and can accommodate all levels of skill and experience. A Journey Project Leader oversees the projects and not only guides you, but teaches you specific skills necessary for the project.
For those we serve: Everyone needs to be served in some way. We serve the widowed, the wealthy, the poor, your neighbors, friends, loved ones, strangers. We partner with other organizations to help with their serving efforts. Our intention is to serve everyone regardless of their belief structure, affiliations and opinions.
For those who want to serve: We invite everyone to join our Service Journeys regardless of your age, skill level, gender, marital or personal status, whether you want to bring your children or not, past, belief structure, etc. Choose from our 3 Types of Journeys to meet both your desire to serve and where you want to serve. You can join any Journey anytime.
The only requirement to join a Service Journey is to have a heart to serve others. No other experience is necessary to join any led2serve Journey. We will ask you each morning "how are you led2serve today?" It is expected that you will generally be in good health. But, don't hesitate to register if you have some physical/health restriction as you are only expected to participate to the level of your comfort.
Your Journey Fee is used to cover the expenses of your trip. Any overage may be donated to our partnering communities.
Service Journey Descriptions are located on the Journey Calendar.
Service Journey Descriptions are located on the Journey Calendar. All Journey Team Members are required to sign the led2serve Code of Conduct and Waiver of Liability forms.
led2serve is 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and we can not give tax advice. If you have paid for a Journey for yourself, your tax person should be aware if there were goods or services exchanged. For example, if we supplied you with lodging, food, or a flight this should be noted. If you donted on behalf of a person other than yourself (such as a son, daughter, friend, etc.) and you did not personally receive the goods or services, your donation may have different tax benefits. Our tax ID # 27-0527880. You may use this, with receipt of your donation. You should locate a copy of your check, the paypal receipt, credit card statement or other means you used to pay for your Journey or donate to another.
Visit the Journey Calendar for more information on your Service Journey.
For National Journeys, you are responsible for getting to the location. This could include carpooling with friends, driving yourself, catching a train or bus, or flying.
For International Journeys, we frequently arrange group flights. However, you may always arrange your own flight.
You are not roughing it unless you want to! You will typically stay in a cabina, a hotel, a guest house or with a host family based on the type of Service Journey. As an organization, led2serve supports sustainable tourism and local community initiatives. Therefore, we prefer to stay in facilities that support local communities and families.
The led2serve Co-founders have visited and stayed in each of the facilities where you may stay.
Yes! led2serve can customize a Service Journey for any group. Consider the following options:
led2serve and our community partners would love your support. If you would like to make a donation to any partner or project, please visit our Partner Donation page.
Each day will be unique! Service Journey Team members must remain flexible. Prior to your Journey a detailed itinerary will be shared with you. Your schedule will be based on community partners and their current needs.
Each Service Journey begins with a team meeting and welcome meal. This is your opportunity to meet the rest of your team who you will be serving, learning or adventuring beside. During this meal, your Journey Team Leader will give detailed information about your Journey.
Serving generally takes place for 4-6 hours on the days dedicated to service. Each Journey has time built in for excursions and time off so you may explore the area and cultural sites.
All Service Journeys have customized itineraries.
led2serve Journey Fees are paid when you register for your Service Journey. Once you are registered for your Service Journey you will pay by credit card via PayPal during the online registration process. A 2.5% fee is added to your amount for the convenience of PayPal. Your remianing or final payments may be mailed in by the due date if you would like to avoid any on-line fee!
Should you withdraw from a Service Journey for any reason, your deposit may be applied to another Journey (or internship) of your choice, to be used by you (the person originally registered) within 12 months from the original departure date. Deposits are transferable only to another Journey for the named individual. If you cancel your Journey within 45 days prior to travel and after your final balance has been paid, no funds will be transferred.
*Please note, if you have fundraised and received donations for a Service Journey donors will not receive a refund. Your donors' funds will be applied to that Journey and the community projects. They will still receive a tax-donation receipt.
In the event led2serve ever had to cancel a Service Journey, all of your funds will be refunded or transfered to a future Journey. led2serve does not reimburse if you have purchased flights. Cancellations may occur due to the team size, terrorism, civil unrest, natural or man-made disasters, wide-spread illness, pandemic or other extraordinary events. You will have 24 months to join another Service Journey and apply your Journey Fees paid.
Yes, a valid passport is required for all international journeys. Your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date. You should have at least two free pages for entry and exit stamps. Visit www.travel.state.gov/passport for more information.
Depending on the location of your Service Journey, you can expect anywhere from 10-20 team members! Some have more, some have less.
led2serve begins planning projects and logistics of Journeys as soon as you register. The deposit not only reserves your spot on a Service Journey, it demonstrates your comittment to the Service Journey. Your registration is not complete without a deposit. Please be certain you are committed to a Service Journey before you register and pay your deposit!
All Journey Fees must be paid in full 45 days prior to the Service Journey departure date! Your Journey Leader will let you know far in advance of the exact due date for your Journey.
All Journey fees paid after the due date will have an additional $75.00 late fee.
Yes! This is one of the many reasons we provide Service Journeys without flight and transportation costs included. You may want to use your frequent flier miles. Journey members can join us from anywere in the world. Please let us know if we can assist you with your travel plans.
Yes. All led2serve Journey Team and Project Leaders have completed a background check. We reserve the right to conduct checks on all Journey Team Members. Routinely members who join national and international journeys (not one day events) will be asked to complete the proper forms. Background checks are done via the internet.
Please note, that only the items requested will be donated. Do not fill a bag full of other times that you hvae as they will not be donated in-country. We only collect what we are asked for partnering locations. Other itmes may be helpful, but noto supportive of the Journey you are registered for!