Upcoming Projects

Our 2019 line-up is filled with an incredible projects around the globe! Please sign up ASAP to be a part of one of these trips. We need your hands, hearts, and spirits to make each of these trips possible!

Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & Iquitos, PERU

  • May 15-29th, 2019
  • We have another “Dual-Destination Project”!  Several Tribes along the Amazon River in Peru have asked us to help them learn to process the wild cacao that grows in the jungle near their villages into high-quality cocoa beans that they can sell.  Since we don’t expect that very many of our volunteers will be experts in chocolate processing and production, we’ve decided to give you all a little boost, first.  We’ll first travel to Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic and spend several days there, working in a chocolate factory and learning all that we can about the various steps in the lengthy process from the tree to the bar. Then we’ll fly to Iquitos, Peru, along the Amazon River to share our newfound knowledge with the tribes. That’s when the really exciting part of this project begins…

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Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

  • Jun 20th– Jul 3rd, 2019
  • We will be partnering with a local volunteer organization in Buenos Aires, Voluntario Global, to help them with a variety of projects that they will identify for us.We anticipate that our projects may range from planting seeds and gardening with kindergarten students and their families to helping to paint a community mural and refurbish playground equipment at another kindergarten.  We’ll have a chance to interact with lots of children and adults as we participate in a variety of activities – like helping them hone their English skills that week. We’ll do some traveling during the rest of the trip, to destinations such as the famous wine country surrounding Mendoza to tour some wineries and marvel at the highest mountains in the Americas, the Andes!  We will visit incomparable Iguazu Falls! While at the Falls, the adventurous members of the group may choose to take a boat ride into “The Devil’s Throat”!  Oh, yes, and not to be outdone, Argentina will be welcoming a Total Solar Eclipse during our visit as well!

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Dessie, ETHIOPIA

  • July 21- August 3rd, 2019
  • We are headed to Africa! Volunteer Voyages is so excited to make it to a new region of the world that has reached out to us for help. Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world but remains one of the poorest countries in the world.  We’ve been asked to help a community find an alternative method of cooking and heating.  We are working with a group of mechanical engineering students at a local university to design a simple and efficient stove that we can have built in the nearby city of Dessie and brought to the village. This will assist the community to develop a business, selling, installing, and maintaining the stoves (complete with a chimney to remove the smoke) in an ever-widening radius of households! In addition to our volunteer work, we will be spending a week participating in an African Safari! We will be exploring ruins from centuries ago, too.

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Iquitos, PERU

  • September 14- 28th, 2019
  • Working with tribes that live along the Amazon River! Every trip that Volunteer Voyages has taken to these regions has been so different than the last because the tribes request different projects every time. This magical place is so difficult to describe and the villagers that we work with are such a special people. From construction to mosquito net sewing to tourism development… we do it all in this area! Don’t miss your opportunity to join us in the Amazon!

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Dharwad, INDIA

  • October 12- 26th, 2019
  • Teaching youngsters in grade schools about the dangers of nicotine use and how and why to avoid it is a very worthwhile and well received project that we have done in the past and have been asked to repeat this year. At the same time and for the following week we will be exploring thousands of years of history, culture and tradition in this complex and intriguing country, finally viewing the incomparable Taj Mahal, up close and personal.

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