VESA’s humanitarian and conservation projects aim to provide direct action support to communities in parts of the world overlooked by traditional charities and aid organisations.Learn more
Since 2009 VESA have provided direct action support to communities in parts of the world overlooked by traditional charities and aid organisations. Our short-term volunteer projects aim to secure the long-term social and environmental futures for these communities.
With VESA there is no ‘voluntourism’, gratuitous projects or orphanage visits. Instead, we collaborate with local partners and communities to ascertain every project is sustainable and responsible.
We have been working with the same remote communities in South America, the Fiji Islands, South Africa and Southeast Asia since 2009. Integrity and respect for these communities and our volunteers is what we’re about, and we invite you to be part of our leading responsible travel projects.
A VESA project allows you to help build crucial housing and refurbish local schools, work with wildlife conservationists and promote sustainability and environmental awareness, all the while experiencing some of the world’s most remote and captivating regions. Get ready to participate actively in change through hands on work and encounter unique cultures worlds away from your own. It’s time to be immersed in new experiences, forge connections with people and countries, and grow in a way you never have before.
Our experienced and trusted VESA leaders will give you on the ground support and guidance so you can feel safe and secure throughout your project. We want you to feel passionate about your contribution, which is why we ensure that each volunteer is given a project tailored to their own skills and interests.
Adventure is at the heart of the VESA experience. Immersion in the local culture and surrounding environment grants you access to unexplored worlds and new life outlooks. When you embark on a VESA project you’ll learn and do things you never thought possible, we guarantee it! We give our VESA volunteers the chance to explore the very best of their project country. Imagine island hopping in the beautiful South Pacific, trekking through the Amazon, taking a dip in Lao’s pristine Kuang Si Falls, or coming face to face with Africa’s ‘big five’ in the wild. This is real-world experience you’ll have for life.
With VESA you can share these monumental moments with likeminded travellers, and feel confident knowing that traveling with us means being totally eco-friendly and environmentally aware at all times. We actively give back to each community by employing locals to help out on our projects, buying indigenous building materials and utilising local tour operators during all of our eco-tours. We endeavour at all times to provide a safe and secure environment for our volunteers.
The directors of VESA have personally completed every program to ensure that all standards of health and safety can be met. We are a transparent, responsible organisation that promotes long-term sustainability through you, our driven, compassionate volunteers. Your VESA travel adventure empowers you to make a positive and real impact on the world around you – join a project now.
VESA has been working with the same remote communities in South America, the Fiji Islands, South Africa and Southeast Asia since 2009
Join us in volunteering on one of our 4 projects in South America, the Fiji Islands, South Africa and Southeast Asia
Over the years, our volunteers have contributed to over 10,000 hours of humanitarian and conservation work, helping numerous communities throughout our projects
Our staff are experienced travellers passionate about change.Learn more
Our responsible approach to travel lets you explore the world and actively change it.Learn more
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