Why choose Travel to Grow?
If you want to discover and experience a country from the inside and not only as a tourist, then you have come to the right website, to the right people. By working as a volunteer in a project you are diving right into the country’s culture, traditions and way of life. To get an impression of what life is really like in that country you will not stay in a hotel, but live with a local host family, with other volunteers in a volunteer house or at a backpackers lodge.
If you are interested in volunteering, the most important thing is to find a competent and reliable partner who arranges stays at meaningful and exciting projects. Such a travel agency should know the projects well and have a lot of experience in this kind of travel. It’s crucial to be able to rely on an operator that knows the type of travelling you will be doing, as unplanned situations can always happen, and it’s important to be able to rely on someone who can deal with them in a professional way.
We are very experienced in volunteer travel and love to support you with advice and practical matters, to give you the travel experience you wish to have.
What is it that a volunteer really does? Of course, the exact work depends upon the kind of project you choose. It can include anything from caring for wild animals at our wildlife projects, to caring for children and sometimes their families at our community projects. We choose our projects very carefully so that volunteers can really make a real difference with their support. It’s important to us that the projects we work with are genuinely happy about having volunteers, and that it does not create an additional challenge for them to include these helpers into their daily work. We do not want to work with projects for which the volunteers would end up being more work than help. It’s important to us that both sides to benefit from these experiences.
But how do we know this is the case? We know the projects and the partners we work with very well and choose them very carefully. These partners have to have the same values and standards to their work as we do. Importantly, we choose to work only with projects which are already running and which continue to work if no volunteers come to help. Projects we work will never have been started for the sole purpose of creating spaces for volunteers. This would mean a ‘false’ need has been created. Our motivation is to express our respect, enthusiasm and love for the countries we work in through helping and protecting the nature, wildlife and people. We encourage others to find themselves to love the other places as much as we do.
You might wonder how you might benefit from your volunteer experience. What will it be like to volunteer and what will you experience? First of all you, will have a brilliant and unique holiday. You will have enough time to explore your surroundings and the beautiful countries you visit. You will have the opportunity to do what you really love, such as caring for underprivileged children or caring for wild animals. This type of travelling will also give you the opportunity to learn a lot of new things, which could include surfing, how to monitor sharks or supporting children with disabilities. All the experiences you have will contribute to your personal development in many ways. Even a few weeks spent volunteering and travelling in a different way create life changing experiences.
If you’re still not convinced, have questions, want to enquire or send us your feedback, please feel free to contact us, as we would love to hear from you.