Volunteer travel is the perfect way to explore the world in a meaningful way. A volunteer travel program allows you to completely immerse yourself in a different environment and culture, giving you the experiences you need to gain a deeper understanding of the world in a way that isn’t possible through ordinary travel. After all, what can you really learn or understand about a place, its people, and its culture when you stay at a five-star resort, shop at a local mall, and dine at a Hard Rock Cafe?
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, from teaching in schools to working in orphanages, care centers, and special needs clinics – all of which are understaffed and lack resources. You can also spend your time overseas teaching English to local children. You could work on environmental conservation projects in the heart of the Amazon rain forest or preserve biodiversity in the Himalayas. You get a taste of true adventure by living with a nomadic family in Mongolia or Morocco. Learn more about traditional Khmer culture in Cambodia, Maroon Culture in Jamaica or Masai Culture in Tanzania. Live in a village community in Fiji or Samoa.
No matter what you choose to do, by the time your project is complete and you return home, you’ll have gained much more than you ever thought possible as an average vacationer. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of culture, friends all over the world, and travel memories that will shape you forever.
Volunteer travel isn’t just for young adults and the cause-minded anymore. Today there are family options that will bring you and your family together with a new respect for world and each other, and there’s no better time to get involved than now.
Contact us or visit us online to learn more about volunteer travel opportunities: (800) 675-4157.