Like many people and organisations around the world, Indigo’s operations have been significantly impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19. We had to significantly alter our service in order to prioritise the safety of volunteers and our staff whilst maintaining a consistent level of effective support to our partners. During this time, our donations dropped by 80%.
This decrease in financial support has put a strain on the continuation and consistency of our work. We are using great energy to continue supporting our partners in the best possible way however, as they navigate through the practical struggles associated with resuming operations during a pandemic.
Our wonderful partners are working tirelessly to resume their operations and continue providing urgent aid for refugee communities and asylum seekers across the European migratory route. Volunteers at Refugee4Refugees were able to distribute over 950 diaper and hygiene packs to parents and children living in the refugee camp in Samos. The volunteers at FoodKIND have been providing over 700 daily meals to the refugee community in Athens.
This essential work could not have been done without the volunteers on the ground. We support our partners with this, by connecting them with volunteers who join their teams to support refugee communities in Europe.
With our own lack of financial support putting pressure on the sustainability of our operations, we need your help more than ever. Helping us to recover from the significant drop in donations we have seen in the last four months would mean that our small team can carry on providing care and support to vulnerable communities as well as the people who support them, whilst continuing to be a leading voice in responsible volunteering.
You can help...
It costs us £200 to support just one of our partner organisations for a month and it costs £100 to place one volunteer in the field with one of our partners. Any donation would mean the world to us! Make an online donation, or become a regular donor :)
Fundraising is a great way to have fun, spread awareness and raise donations for Indigo. Whether you are running a half marathon, doing 100 yoga sun salutations in a day, or organising a birthday fundraiser, take a look at our fundraising page on how to get you started!
Sign up to Give As You Live
We are partnered with an incredible fundraising platform called Give As You Live, which allows you to raise money for Indigo for free. You can shop at over 4,000 online stores and anything between 1-10% of your sale will be donated to Indigo.
Sign up, and select ‘Indigo Volunteers’ as your charity of choice!