Any keen eyed person, clicking through our site will notice we provide 2 key types of travel: our independent volunteering opportunities and school expeditions.
Although the overall objective is the same, there are subtle, but significant differences between them.
Our fully managed school expeditions are specially designed for schools and students from typically Years 9 to 12. They provide a complete service from the moment you sign up, to the moment you return home. We arrange your flights, transfers, accommodation and complete itinerary during your 4 week life-enhancing expedition. Also included within your expedition is travel insurance, designed to cover every aspect of your itinerary.
Our school expeditions are designed for groups of all sizes and supported by our qualified and experienced Expedition Leaders. In addition, all expeditions are supported by travelling teachers and there’s a high ratio of Camps staff to students.
They also include an adventure challenge element; this is typically a trek or scuba diving course and again fully arranged and managed by our teams.
Our independent volunteering and gap trips vary widely in terms of duration from 2 weeks to 3 months. They also have more flexible itineraries and so you can tailor make your trip package. Some such as our hospital and healthcare trips are quite structured, however most are tailor made according to the people travelling.
Typically our 2 week to 3 month trips are in smaller groups, involve lots of project work and community engagement. Our volunteers can choose their travel date, duration of travel and whether there is any challenge or adventure element.
Due to the flexibility offered with these trips, our volunteers manage their own flight and travel arrangements to their country of choice and we arrange the transfers and support when they have arrived in-country.
As the age group of these trips is older, from 18 years upwards, they are cared for by our Camps staff, not managed by Expedition Leaders and there are no teachers.
No matter whether you travel with your school or independently, the things that don’t differ are the impact you will make and the quality of your experience.
You’ll change the lives of the communities in which you are staying and supporting through project work and experience a journey you’ll never want to forget.