Fundraising, stipends, charitable donations, how do these work, and what happens if I can’t raise the minimum fundraising amount?
As we are a charity, Live Different can give you the opportunity to fundraise for your internship, and allow your friends and family to get a tax receipt in return for supporting you. The best way to do this is to set up a CanadaHelps GivingPage that allows you to share your story and raise funds online! Out of the funds you raise, Live Different will give you a stipend to help cover the costs that will come up as you tour with us – things like groceries and deodorant (we REALLY want you to be able to buy deodorant when you spend hours every day carrying gear on and off the bus!) The maximum stipend you can receive is $300 every two weeks, which works out to a fundraising goal of $3000 for 4 months, or $6000 for 8 months. If you raise more than that amount, you are totally freakin’ awesome, and we’ll put the donations towards the other costs associated with the tours you’ll be involved in. If you aren’t able to raise the fundraising amount, that’s fine, and you’ll still be permitted to intern with us. However, your stipend will be adjusted to the amount that you’ve fundraised, i.e., if you only raise $1000, then you’ll get about $100 every two weeks, or if you don’t raise anything, you won’t get a stipend at all, and will need to have other means of covering your personal costs while on tour.
I don’t know which internship to apply for! What should I do?
Each internship position has specific skills associated with it, so it’s best to choose the option that you are most qualified for, (i.e., if you don’t have a driver’s licence, don’t apply for the logistics position!) We also ask you to pick a second choice, as we can’t guarantee you’ll be put in your first choice of position. If you aren’t sure which option is best for you, let us know, and we can help you decide! Also, all of the interns will help out with various leadership tasks, and will be able to share their stories with students, whether it be on or off stage, so every position will leave you with valuable skills and an awesome experience!
Can I do this internship to fulfill volunteer hours, or as part of a college/university requirement?
Yes, as long as you can commit to being on tour with us full time. This usually means that you will need to take a semester or a full year off from school to tour with us, or you’ll need to be in a college/university program that allows you to have this time to dedicate solely to your internship. You are also responsible for talking to your college/university to make sure that the duration and components of a Live Different internship would qualify for your program, (we’re happy to help you out if they want to talk to us!) Also, we cannot guarantee that you will have regular internet access, so we don’t recommend doing any online courses alongside of your internship.
I have specific questions about your programs. Can I call or email you?
Yup. Please call us in our office, 1-866-432-4464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org