Volunteering Solutions has a set of amazing programs which are named as “Experience Trips”. As you can guess by the name – these trips would definitely bestow you with unending experiences, to be treasured for a lifetime.
Offered at 6 exotic destinations – India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Ghana and Tanzania – these programs have a perfect amalgamation of volunteering and traveling. Each destination has different projects to offer, and they are planned in order to cater the needs for those who are looking to contribute something towards the society while exploring a destination within a timeframe of 3-4 weeks.
Let’s take a quick look at the Experience Trips to know what all you get to do!
Undoubtedly, Thailand is everyone’s dream destination and one of the most popular Asian countries among the Western travelers. You must have read about the nightlife in Bangkok, the floating markets, and of course, the beaches of Koh Phangan! But actually, there’s a lot more explore in Thailand – which most of the tourists miss out! But you definitely won’t miss anything, because VolSol will ensure that you get to experience the best.
Being a part of the Experience Trip in Thailand, you’ll get to volunteer for a Childcare Project where you’ll get to spend time with little Thai kids, play with them and shower them with love. You’ll also get to visit a local school and be a part of renovation project. Contribute in your own way to improve the school environment, and make it a brighter and happier place for the kids.
You’ll also get to explore a traditional Thai lifestyle while living at the elephant village in Surin. You’ll get to volunteer for the elephants – take care of them, bathe them and feed them, and also take them for walks. Interact with the mahouts and know about their lives – you can also try your hands at cooking some Thai food!
There’s a jungle trek at Khao Yai National Park – which is one one the highlights of this trip. Feel the bliss of being amidst nature and listen to the sound of silence as you’ll walk down the forest trails.
And before the trip ends, spend a week at Koh Phangan chilling by the beach!
One of the gorgeous countries in the world, India is visited by millions every year. The rich culture and heritage along with the beautiful landscapes of the country attract travelers from all over the world. For those who are looking for a perfect summer volunteering program in India, this Experience Trip would be the best one to choose.
The program starts from the capital city, New Delhi, where participants will get to volunteer for the Street Children Project/ Orphanage Project and take care of the little ones who are otherwise deprived of parental care. Spend time with these kids, help them learn new things and enjoy some fun filled moments with them. You will also get a chance to visit all the historical monuments and witness the Mughal architecture in Delhi. Explore the bustling markets and savour the taste of spicy street food.
Later, you’ll get to travel to the picturesque Himalayan town, Palampur, which is also known as the ‘Tea Capital of North India’. Stay at the volunteer house, from where you can see the snow capped mountains, and enjoy the freshness of the place. In Palampur, you’ll get to volunteer for the Child Care Project. Contribute in whichever way you can – spend time with the kids, helps the staff in administration work, and paint the centers to make them more lively!
Palampur is just a few hours away from Dharamshala, the hub of the Tibetans in India. Travel to Dharamshala and explore – go for trek to Triund which starts from Mcleodganj, a nearby hill station which has some great cafes! The Triund Trek is one of the highlights of this trip – spent a night camping under the stars and feel the chills!
The next part of your journey would be equally amazing – as you’ll get to visit the monument of love – Taj Mahal – in Agra, and then travel to Jaipur to witness some of the magnificent forts of Rajasthan. Explore the elephant village in Jaipur and work with the mahouts.
And before winding up the trip, travel to the hippie’s paradise – Goa – and enjoy a relaxing beach week!
This little Himalayan nation is considered as the most affordable Asian destination by the Lonely Planet. If you want to escape the summer heat, then the best option would be to travel to Nepal – and to make your journey more meaningful, be a part of the Nepal Experience Trip.
You’ll get to work for Teaching Project/ Disable Care Project/ Child Care Project in Kathmandu. If you enjoy the company of kids and want to work with children, these projects would be perfect for you. Teach the little ones, play with them, share stories with them and enjoy to the fullest. You’ll get to visit all the temples and other spots of tourist attraction in Kathmandu.
Travel to the beautiful destinations of Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Pokhara and Chitwan during your stay in Nepal.
Try some great adventure sports like Bungee jumping, river rafting, Himalayan trekking etc and feel the adrenaline rush.
It’ll definitely be one of the best trips of your life!
Known for the famous ruins of Angkor, Cambodia is definitely a paradise for the lovers of the old world culture and ancient architecture.
Explore the capital city of Phnom Penh, and take a boat ride on the Mekong River. Visit the silk weaver’s village on the banks of Mekong, and spend some time with the locals, knowing how they weave. Visit the Angkor Wat ruins and witness the architectural grandeur created by the Khmer Rulers. You can take a bicycle ride to explore the entire temple complex.
The volunteering project where you’ll get work is located at a placed called Kompong Speu, a rural part of Cambodia. Here, you’ll get to teach kids at a local school. The main focus should be on teaching English, but you can teach other subjects as well.
Participants will get to live with the locals while volunteering, and get to know more about their culture and lifestyle.
The last destination will be Sihanoukville, where you can spend a few days relaxing by the beach and enjoying with your fellow mates.
Are you a wildlife enthusiast and always longed to travel to Tanzania? Then this is your chance to visit the land and go for that exciting safari at Serengeti National Park!
The Tanzania Experience Trip has been planned beautifully in order to provide you with a balanced work and exploration package. Visit the Maasai communities and spend some quality time with the tribal folks of Engikaret Village.
Volunteering opportunity will be provided to all participants at a center in Arusha, where the main role would be to teach kids, play with them, feed them, and take care of them. Volunteers must also help the children know about basic sanitation, health, and hygiene.
You’ll also get to visit the Coffee Plantations and Chagga Live Museums in Marangu, as well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Go for the sunrise safaris in Serengeti National Park and if you are lucky, you’ll get to spot the African BIG 5.
This West African country still suffers from a lot of social and economic issues, and there are large communities where people live below poverty level and children are devoid of proper education. If you join the Ghana Experience Trip, you’ll get the opportunity to meet the local people of Tamale and also effectively contribute towards their society.
While residing in a local village, you’ll get to meet the village chief, learn their traditional modes of greeting people, know about their culture and lifestyle as well as their food habits. During the evenings, the Ghanaians have a special celebration for their guests, where the entire village gathers together, plays the drums and dances to its beats! Join the celebrations that are completely different from clubbing and partying.
Volunteers will get to work for the community development as well as teach kids in the local school. The community work involves digging wells, mixing sand and cement, carrying rocks, fetching water, and painting the school buildings etc. This doesn’t require any specific skill and anyone can be a part of this community development project.
You can explore the local markets and other places of tourist attraction during your free time. Visit the Mole National Park, which is the largest wildlife refuge center in Ghana. You’ll also get to take a trip to Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and Kintampo Waterfalls.
If you are still wondering how to make the most of your Summer Break, or if you are interested in exploring a country while giving back something to the society – be a part of the Experience Trips.
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