Undertaking group humanitarian travel is a venture that requires solid organisation in advance to ensure that the experience is unique and rewarding. Not all projects are suitable for groups, as several factors come into play for a successful group project: leadership, safety, expectations and skills, budget, culture, socio-cultural context and availability of the project on the requested dates.
Freepackers has been sending groups on humanitarian trips for over 10 years, with a personalised itinerary for each group, a dedicated coordinator on site, specific logistics and reliable and competent partners.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of groups that have undertaken humanitarian trips with Freepackers since 2012:
The group projects we recommend are in Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Cambodia, South Africa, Tanzania, Guatemala, Ecuador or Argentina. These are the projects where we have the largest capacity, the most staff, and most of the activities are suitable for large groups (from 20 participants). Depending on the group’s budget, we can also offer solidarity workcamps in France, Portugal or Spain.
Each group project includes airport pick-up, return transfers to the nearest airport, an induction session upon arrival, cultural activities (e.g. cooking, dancing or sports activities depending on availability), 24-hour supervision of the group by a dedicated local coordinator, local transport, volunteer workcamps and all on-site activities, full-board accommodation and third-party insurance.
Other activities (excursions, trekking, etc.) can be organised according to the group’s budget. The local teams prepare a personalised programme according to each group’ s needs and requirements