Our Encourage program is for those who are keen to try volunteering and have a real holiday at the same time. If you like the idea of helping communities in poverty, orphaned children and the homeless as part of a nurturing, supportive group than our Encourage program is for you! You can help bring transformation to individuals and entire communities in need. It's incredible what you can achieve in just one week!
Our Encourage program is all about volunteering in comfort. This means air-conditioned transport, 4 to 5 star hotels and resorts and beautiful restaurants. You will finish this holiday feeling on top of the world. You will have made a real difference to those in need and have experienced an amazing holiday.
Our Encourage trips are about 8 to 10 days long (including flights) and are designed for volunteers who might be short on time but still have the heart to help. Wherever possible we plan our trips to coincide with the school holidays as we love families to get involved.
Our Encourage program is for everyone! We have a real mix of people on our trips including families, solo travellers and retirees. Volunteers find Encourage is the perfect way to try volunteering for the first time in safety and comfort.
Each Encourage trip is slightly different as we focus on the needs of our charity partners at the time. Activities include such things as delivering livestock, teaching English, helping with maintenance, basic farming, building a water well, delivering food and gifts and visiting orphanages. It is amazing what you can achieve in a short amount of time and volunteers are blown away by how much pleasure it gives them and to those in need.
Depending on where you are volunteering, some sights may be already included in your itinerary. Groups often visit local markets and restaurants and have time for shopping and some sight-seeing. Please talk to us if there is anything else you would like to visit and we will make it happen.
Volunteer Holiday itineraries are very flexible and enable you to lengthen your stay if you have more time. Talk to us about your holiday ideas and we will help you plan the ultimate holiday.