You may think that volunteering should be enough of a contribution. However, many of the charities are run a on a shoe string budget. Making a donation is truly appreciated as is ongoing financial support.
Ask your chosen charity if they require anything. It could be something as simple as stationery or as expensive as a hospital wing.
Always add a donation into your budget. If you are using this website as your resource to volunteering abroad you are saving anything for $300 to $4,000, so please consider making a donation.
Bring cash and do not send beforehand.