To honor United Planet’s 15 years of building a community beyond borders, we’ll be recognizing past Quest volunteers each month throughout the year.
For the month of MARCH, join us in celebrating Kirill Gillespie, who volunteered for 5 weeks, working on forest conservation in the community of Yunguillas, Ecuador in 2016.
“Everyone in the Yunguillas community contributed to making my experience amazing. My host dad, Manuel Collaguazo, along with the rest of my host family, especially helped me to feel as a valued community member and I know that I will be welcomed back. From casual conversations in the house to excursions in the forest, to family outings at parties and the beach, he was always jolly and good-humored.” –Kirill G., Quest volunteer at Corporación Comunidad Yunguilla
Please note that his promotion does not apply to grow Quests. To take advantage of the discount you will need to enroll between 3/1/17 and 3/31/17. Additionally, you must begin your Quest by August 31, 2017. This promotion cannot be combined with other United Planet discounts.
Work with community members in classrooms, after school programs, daycares, orphanages, women’s shelters, and more while immersing yourself completely in the local culture of your host community.
Work and learn alongside community health professionals in general medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, psychiatry, and other areas while gaining real insight into shared healthcare challenges around the globe.
Live and work in conservation areas, contribute to construction projects, care for wildlife, and collaborate with local professionals to provide environmental education to surrounding communities.
“I have made some of the best memories during my Quest, and my stay in Peru was and always will be a monumental time in my life. I feel that I made a real difference in the lives of the children in my project, and I can say without a doubt that they had (and are continuing to have) a huge impact in mine. I felt immersed in the culture and lives of the Peruvian families. My excursion to Machu Picchu was an amazing and spiritually enhancing experience. I will forever cherish the memories of my day at the monumental Incan ruins. My overall experience on my United Planet Quest to Peru was everything I had hoped for and more. I will have these memories for the rest of my life.
I have always been bothered by people who come back from life-changing experiences and simply say ‘it can not be put into words,’ but I am beginning to understand where they are coming from.”
Karsen G., volunteer in Peru
United Planet Quests are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.