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Turn your vacation into an amazing adventure. Travel, work, learn!
What is a Volunteer Vacation?
It's a chance to change your life -- and to have a real impact on a community in need. It's about sharing a cup of tea in a dusty market, laughing with a family over a bowl of rice, getting a hug from an orphan.
A Volunteer Vacation is about so much more than a sterile hotel room and a luxury bus. It's about giving of yourself, learning about the lives of others, and getting back a huge amount in return.
People all over the world are finding the biggest adventure they've ever had is living and working in local, sustainable, wonderful projects that provide real help. Read about this trend in The Washington Times article “Volidays.”
What Will Your Volunteer Vacation Include?
On your trip, you can choose your project: work with orphans and street children; teach English; contribute to environmental preservation; help with reconstruction; empower women; and more!
But your trip won't be all work! You will also take part in wonderful cultural activities (such as salsa dance lessons, language class, cooking class); go on excursions to significant sites (such as Petra, Machu Picchu, Dracula's Castle).
And you can choose to add on major excursions (such as The Galapagos, Inca Trail, Crocodile Park, and more!).
Why United Planet?
As an international non-profit organization, United Planet (UP) strives to create a world in which all people understand, respect, and support one another. United Planet’s Volunteer Abroad program provides an incredibly fulfilling experience for volunteers and valuable support for international communities through local partnerships and:
- Language immersion
- Cultural activities
- Learning excursions
Volunteers of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds are invited to join 1-52 week volunteer abroad programs in over 40 countries worldwide in:
As the world gets smaller with each advance in telecommunications, tourism in its traditional sense starts to feel empty of meaning. Volunteering is one way to travel responsibly. Immersing oneself in a culture by living with a host family and working at local community centers can be both amazing and challenging at the same time.
If this is the kind of meaningful experience you are searching for, then we encourage you to contact us for more information.
This fee includes the following:
Questions about applying? 1-800-292-2316
Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help! We'd love to talk to you. Email or call 1-800-292-2316.
Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).
Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, someone from the United Planet Team will contact you, and arrange a time to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!
The United Planet team will work closely with you both before your departure and during your stay to provide a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.