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10428293_10152888958744759_3667125474588153641_oWelcome to Volunteer Voyages!

First of all, if you are considering being a volunteer while traveling, or a “voluntourist”, then pat yourself on the back! You are making an incredible decision that will change your life forever in one way or another. These days it is so important to consider giving back to communities when engaging in tourism. Oftentimes, we as tourists visit destinations and take away all that we can for our own pursuit while truly never touching on the authenticity of the land or people! Tourists take yet rarely give more than just a small amount of money that trickles down to a select few organizations in the ripple effect. Here at Volunteer Voyages, we believe that we can be a part of changing the inequality in that trend and focus on sustainable, meaningful tourism! Let’s travel to destinations where our presence and our efforts can be appreciated and felt. Let’s soak up the true culture of the local inhabitants by closely connecting with their lives. Let’s enrich their lives while fulfilling our hearts.

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My two sons and I had the joy of going to Peru to help build water filters in 2010.   Being able to work side by side with the local residents in a small community out side of Cajamarca, Peru, gave us a chance to not only help, but also have a true cultural experience of life in the community. Dr. Krier and his staff are wonderful!   They are well organized, and their careful  planning and knowledge of the location assured comfortable and safe accommodations along with excellent local cuisine for our meals.    They provided local guides for some well organized wonderful trips to Machu Pichu and other sights.   Traveling with Volunteer Voyages is the opportunity for a trip of a lifetime!

-D. Claborn

Peru 2010

I had a wonderful time on the volunteer trip to Thailand in 2017!  It was very rewarding to learn how to build water filters, and to show members from the community and the nearby refugee camp how to build them.  We are so fortunate in the United States;  I love knowing I had a part in helping other people have access to clean water.  And, as always, David put a great deal of thought into our week of local attractions, from visiting historical sites to washing and feeding the elephants at Elephant World!  I look forward to future trips with Volunteer Voyages.     –L. Young

Thailand!