Paths to Community Partners Throughout the World
Via Go creates opportunities to learn from local leaders and engages directly in the work of sustainable community development. The intentional formation of community leaders — among both visiting and hosting communities — is the focus of every experience we lead. As a result of our Via Go experiences, participants of all ages develop leadership skills and connect with a robust international network of sustainable community development organizations.
Via Go offers a wide variety of volunteer travel opportunities to institutions looking for dynamic experiences for mission trips, service immersions, Alternative Spring Breaks, corporate team-building, and social justice initiatives. Volunteer service is a strategic and important extension of community outreach and we have designed our programs to offer meaningful engagement that is seamlessly integrated with development initiatives around the world.
We are proud to partner with schools, churches, businesses, individuals and local partner development organizations linking unique communities to support community-defined projects that contribute to improving the quality of life.
The impact of these vital service and cultural exchanges helps to raise awareness of the complex challenges faced at the community level while simultaneously providing a vehicle for transparency, support, and an influx of much needed energy!
By joining a Via Go program you are helping Via International educate people to be agents of positive change in their own lives and in the lives of those in their communities.
"Our first experience working with Via International was exemplary. The communication with the organizers was thorough and timely. All aspects of the trip were carefully considered and taken care of with great respect to our group needs and the needs of the receiving community. Our students walked away with a heightened commitment to learning about indigenous peoples, immigration, and migration into the United States and a desire to educate their peers, friends, and families regarding the information they learned. We are definitely partnering with Via again and are grateful for such an educational, fun and life-changing experience."
Maryanne Cappelleri, Campus Minister for Service Immersion Programs