Sunday, October 3, 2010

Volunteer Tourism


Integrating our world travels as part of homeschooling, you can only imagine my delight to have discovered, GoEco! Thank you, Darlene!

GoEco is an Israeli based company that allows people the opportunity to travel the world as volunteers.

For myself, I'm always looking for opportunities to travel as a family. After all, this is why I'm traveling to begin with. Education.

Through the GoEco website - You can click a link for volunteer opportunities that allow FAMILIES.

Two of them that caught my attention was the family Kibbutz in Israel, and the medical aid in Cambodia. We're hoping to volunteer with GoEco in October 2011, after our return from Jerusalem.

Basically, all you're responsible for are your plane tickets, and in some cases, transportation to the site from the airport. Although some programs will have a rep meet you upon arrival. The fees for each projects are different, but usually include room and board, living with other international volunteers, meeting the locals, learning their customs, languages, and working side by side.

Kibbutz in Israel

This morning, a rep from GoEco called me from Tel Aviv. She was able to answer a lot of my questions. She explained that they periodically update their website, so if you're interested in volunteering abroad, keep checking back! I know I plan to!


Mel said...

I love that they have families volunteer. We would love to do something like that when our boys get a little older (they are 2 and 3 right now). What a great opportunity for family bonding through helping others.

Lancashire rose said...

Oh that I was young enough to be doing that. Now I need a little more luxury with my travels. Like staying in a nice hotel on that beach in Cambodia. I'm sure it is a wonderful educational experience and a great way for children to learn about the world.