Community Volunteer

Spend time with a broad cross-section of the local community.

Your work will improve quality of life and ensure community sustainability in some of the world’s most remote areas.
Maori Cultural Volunteer Program

About this Project What's Included

Participate in a eight-day program involving community, cultural and conservation development at the the heart of Maori culture in New Zealand.



Best Bits
- Stay in a living thermal village
- Experience true Maori culture
- Learn your own Maori song
- Learn how to perform the world famous Haka
- Volunteer on community and conservation projects

8 days from $581
Call 800.507.2979 for available dates

You’ll get a special opportunity to experience Maori culture firsthand. This project focuses on conservation and community work in this area, such as restoring walking tracks and reforestation.

Accommodation:
2 nights hostel accommodation at Nomads Auckland and 5 nights hostel accommodation at Kiwi Paka in Rotorua

Transport:
Transfers between Auckland and Rotorua are not included. Ask your STA Travel Expert about the hop-on hop-off Geyserland Pass for travel between Auckland and Rotorua.

Duration:
8 days

In-country Support:
An experienced English-speaking guide will be there to assist you throughout your stay

Meals Included: 

7 Continental Breakfasts. A packed lunch will be provided each day you are out at the village (4 Lunches)

Budget:
Allow $20 per person per day for meals not included

Tour code:
STAAKLCUV

 

Learn Spanish & Volunteer

About this Project What's Included

Choose to volunteer at one of three worthwhile projects including a day care center for children aged between 1-4 years, a home for elderly people by reading or playing games with them, or assist teachers at a nearby school who can always use assistance with English lessons.



Bocas del Toro, Panama, is the perfect place to study Spanish and volunteer. Bocas town is a fun place to live and the home stay is shared with other students so you’ll have plenty of friends to explore Panama with.

14 days from $1549
Call 800.507.2979 for available dates

Learn Spanish and volunteer in the community with plenty of free time for diving, snorkeling, surfing, exploring nature preserves, and beautiful beaches in this Caribbean paradise.

Accommodation:
13 nights home-stay

Getting there:
Fly to Bocas del Toro from Panama City (not included)

Duration:
Minimum stay 14 days, maximum stay unlimited

In-country Support:
Volunteer project coordinator and staff

Meals Included:
None - Access to a shared kitchen

Budget:
Allow $210-280 per week for meals not included

Language Requirements:
Basic Spanish recommended

Prices:
Price based on 2010 departures, 2011 prices from $1,759; additional weeks from $740

Tour code:
GATCPCVJ

 

Explore Cambodia and Laos

About this Project What's Included

In Cambodia, 85% of people live in rural areas and 70% do not have sustainable access to clean water. You can help to provide clean water by building wells. While in Laos, you will work with an organization promoting literacy and providing books to children in remote communities.



Best Bits
- Temples of Angkor
- Building water wells and community work at the Steung Treng Volunteer Project
- Searching for the Irrawaddy River Dolphins along the Mekong
- Organizing a book party for children near Luang Prabang

15 days from $1549
Call 800.507.2979 for available dates

Explore the incredible, historical, architectural, sacred and scenic highlights of Cambodia and Laos, helping the local environment by building water wells in the border area, planting trees and getting involved with child literacy in Laos.

Accommodation:
Hotels / guest houses (12 nights), basic family home-stay (1 night), sleeper train (1 night)

Transport:
Private bus, local bus, plane, boat, sleeper train

In-Country Support:
Volunteer project coordinators, Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout and local guides

Meals Included:
8 breakfasts

Budget:
Allow $300-400 per person for meals not included

Tour Code:
GAATPC

 

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