Combining travel and volunteering, Voluntourism is a very popular trend. Volunteering and interacting with the local communities you travel to, is a very rewarding experience. The Caribbean, Costa Rica, Gulf Coast, Cuba and Africa are among some of the most popular places to travel. We can arrange for trip solely for the purpose of volunteering where you will travel with a group and stay most likely in dorm style lodging or with local host, or we can work it into your vacation plans.
Sandals and Beaches Resorts are among the elite, that have programs to give back to the communities they reside in. Each resort adopts local schools and guests can bring items to donate, or take a Reading Road Trip and spend part of your day reading with local school children. Once you have traveled and interacted with the local communities they become your second family. Sandals also have a foundation called Sandals Foundation (www.sandalsfoundation.org). When booking your vacation, let me know if you would like to be involved with the Sandals Foundation.
If you are looking for something on a slightly smaller scale, we recommend Pack For A Purpose (www.packforapurpose.org). We can help you identify what is needed where you are traveling, so you can give back. We do this every time we travel, it can be as small as packing a few books for a local school. Pack For A Purpose teams up with resorts and travel partners to identify the needs of the local communities.
Do you have a local organization that you would like to hold a fundraising event for? True Bliss Travel believes in giving back to our local communities as well. Contact me, so we can discuss fundraising opportunities.