Who Are These Programs For?The wide range of programs listed on the website are for travelers who want a cross-cultural experience, families, students and corporations or employees who are flexible and want to make a difference. Many of these trips prove to be life-changing experiences. On the Web site there's a menu of Voluntours(sm).
Where to Learn More About Voluntourism.orgVisit Voluntourism.org.
Where to Find More Volunteer Vacations
VolunTourism - combining traditional travel with volunteer work - is a rapidly growing trend because combining a vacation or trip abroad with volunteering on local projects is one way you can immerse yourself in local cultures and make a difference. Are you among the one-quarter of the travelers queried in the Voice of the Traveler survey by the Travel Industry Association who said they were currently interested in taking a volunteer or service-based vacation? No matter whether you're in your 20s, a baby boomer (the group expressing the strongest interest), or parents who want to introduce their children to other cultures, there's a company offering volunteer vacations for you.
These trips and experiences are as close as building homes in New Orleans or a far away as helping in orphanages in Romania or elephant camps in Africa. To see a list of organizations that offer volunteer travel trips and vacations (where you spend a few days of a trip volunteering and explore a new country the rest) click on Top Sources for Volunteer Vacations.