~ "Vacations That Give" sponsors two different kinds of work. If you choose to join us for one of our "physical labor" trips you would be helping to rebuild homes devastated by disasters or repairing homes, providing better living conditions for those in need.
If you choose to join us for an "educational support" trip, you would be sharing in activities that would help people to advance intellectually, emotionally, and/or spiritually.
Do I need a high level of skill to participate in VTG? ~ No. Skilled leaders will guide the workers on all trips.
How much does a trip cost?
~ Cost varies according to destination, available accomodations, time of year, etc.. Please contact us for details for a particular trip or see the "Up-coming Trips" section for more specific information.
~ There are a limited number of scholarships available. Contact us for more details.
Where do we stay?
~ Accommodations vary according to location, while they are always simple we have worked to ensure cleanliness and comfort. Check our "Costs and Accommodations" page for more details or check an individual trip for more information.
How long are the trips?
~ 3 to 10 days. Each trip varies in length and itinerary.
Explain the faith-sharing component.
~ Through reflection and discussion each evening, participants gain perspective on their own lives and how they can continue to live their faith and concretize the message of Scripture, particularly the Gospel, in their daily lives.
Where does the "vacation" part come in?
~ Each trip includes opportunities to visit and enjoy points of interestin the area. For specific detail for a trip see the information specific to that trip.
Why don't we just send the money it would cost us to travel and let the people take care of things themselves or hire someone to take care of it for them?
~ We are often asked this question. Basically, the answer is that it is far more important to be actually present to people rather than just send money. They benefit from our presence because it gives them a sense that other people really care about their plight. Our presence helps to build bridges between people, erasing stereotypes, giving hope and a better understanding of other cultures, even those that exist in our own country. "Being there" benefits both the travelers as well as those in need of assistance.