Community Engagement 

Volunteer Travel as a Development Tool

Via International has identified specific principles upon which our Volunteer Travel Program 
has been designed, in order to support improved quality of life for local communities and engage visitors in meaningful community-defined initiatives:
  • Mutuality
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Solidarity
  • Collaboration
  • Subsidiarity
  • Participation
Elements of a balanced Volunteer Travel Program include:
  • Community-defined service
  • Education in community development
  • Awareness of current issues local communities are engaged with
  • Cultural experiences and immersion
  • Adequate orientation, facilitated experience, and follow-up

Via International welcomes communities who are interested in developing a Volunteer Travel Program to contact us.