Taking a volunteer vacation is a great way to explore a location while giving a little back to the community that you are visiting. Not only will you get to know some of the locals and other volunteers, you’ll also be able to see first-hand how your contribution is helping. It’s travel with a bit of altruism, and for many it can be a rewarding — and even life-changing — experience.
Gap Adventures is currently running a 10 percent off sale on their voluntourism trips, which means you can help a community while you save a bit of money. There are over a dozen tours to choose from, and the discount is good through the end of April.
The locations include Argentina, China, Ecuador, Peru, El Salvador, the Galapagos, Nepal, Kenya, Cambodia, India and Costa Rica. Projects can range from five to 15 days long and focus on projects like wildlife conservation, animal rehabilitation, and community development. Along with the time spent volunteering, those on the tour will also have time for relaxing, sightseeing, and exploring on their own and with the group.
The tours are held year round, with multiple departure date options each month. You must book by April 30 to receive the discount.
These deals have limited availability and blackout dates do apply.