Wondering how this all works? Check out the information below. Still have questions? Contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Are the Adventures in Voluntourism trips expensive?
Great question! We design our trips to be cost effective yet original. This means you’ll still be able to enjoy an authentic travel experience and exposure to local culture without breaking the bank. Costs vary per trip, offering our interested travelers an opportunity to choose a givecation that fits their budget.
Can I modify a trip itinerary?
Prices for our trips are packaged and cannot be modified; however, we offer a range of trips with different price points so that you can choose a givecation that best fits your budget. Also, you are welcome to arrive prior to the group experience or stay an extra few days on your own if you would like more time at a particular destination.
Why should I volunteer while I travel?
We believe in traveling with purpose, and our programs are for people who want to make a difference while engaging in new learning experiences through travel. The learning and growth you will gain are priceless to your personal and professional development. Volunteers often report increased self-confidence and cultural intelligence, stronger leadership skills, and new friendships as key benefits of volunteering while traveling. Additionally, employers often look favorably upon those who are willing to go outside of their comfort zone and donate their time to assist others.
How long are the trips?
It depends on the givecation package you choose. We offer packages ranging from 3 to 7 days for our travelers who are looking for a quick getaway or a weeklong stay. Visit our Upcoming Trips page to download an itinerary of one of our givecations to get a better understanding of our trips.
Will my chosen destination be safe?
With Adventures in Voluntourism, your safety is of our highest priority. We want your experience to be memorable for all the right reasons. We work closely with local organizations to ensure that areas you’ll be visiting are safe. Additionally, we strive to ensure that travel within the location you choose is of optimal standards.
Will I be traveling with people I don’t know?
Part of the givecation experience is to connect with other travelers who also believe in changing the world, one trip at a time. You are welcome to come along on an Adventures in Voluntourism vacation with friends, but expect to meet and quickly bond with new people.
Can children participate?
Our givecation packages are designed for adults 21 years of age and older; however, we do offer custom Givecation by Design trips for private groups that can include children and teens. Contact us for more information.
Can I travel with my friend(s)/partner/family?
Yes, friends, couples, and families are welcome to travel together on a pre-planned givecation as long as all individuals are aged 21 or older. When you complete your individual enrollment forms, each member of your group will indicate that you are applying together.
I have a group of people who want to travel - how many can apply to one givecation?
If you have more than four people who want to travel together, we recommend you choose our Givecation by Design option so we can create a unique, customized experience just for you.
I'm ready to go - how to I join a givecation?
Visit our Visit our Upcoming Trips page and select your chosen destination - you will be prompted to submit your contact information and a givecation expert will reach out to you with more information, including an enrollment form. Once you complete the enrollment form, you will be contacted for a brief interview to confirm your participation in the trip.
How far in advance should I apply?
We recommend you apply as soon as you know you would like to participate. This helps to ensure you secure your spot and have plenty of time to book your travel to and from the destination.
What are the requirements to participate?
Specific requirements may vary by location, but in general the only requirements are a fluency in English, a passion for travel, the willingness to volunteer, and a desire to learn.
What is included in the trip cost?
The trip cost covers all of the items listed on the travel itinerary with the addition of a few surprises! Generally, each trip includes private group accommodations, most meals, and transportation during the experience. Airfare to and from the travel destination is not included and is the participant's own responsibility.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance prior to the trip. We are working with a partner to arrange this at a discounted cost and will provide you this information soon.
Do I need a visa?
Visa requirements are dependent on the country of travel - we'll make sure you know whether or not you need a visa prior to enrolling in a trip.
Do you have customer service?
Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable givecation experts are available to answer your questions 24/7/365.