To provide captivating volunteer vacations that facilitate:
- Social Responsibility
- Focus on benefiting local communities
- Personal Transformation
- Deep immersion with the spirit of the land and people
- Environmental Education
- New awareness and appreciation of diverse ecosystems and cultures
- Partner Support
- Donate part of the profits to social and/or environmentally responsible causes.
What do we do?
Tread Light Travels brings a whole new meaning to volunteering and vacation. We introduce travelers to local projects and activities, giving them the opportunity to have a positive impact while learning from and about unique social, cultural and natural environments in Latin America. We also bring travelers to the wonders and enchantments of the local areas they’re visiting, providing plenty of opportunity for sightseeing and relaxation.
How do we do it?
Our Volunteer Vacations are tailored to people who are looking for “behind the scenes” travel experiences that go beyond the usual leisure vacation. Trips are designed to give visitors first-hand experience of specific environments and local communities’ way of life.
Each itinerary has a component that allows the traveler to enter the “shop,” to see and assist the staff and operations “behind the counter.” Working and playing side-by-side with locals, our activities provide unique opportunities to connect with people and their surroundings through verbal (translated) and non-verbal communication. Each of our journeys is more than just an adventure; it is a profound Travel Experience.
How much work is involved?
Our customized trips for companies and organizations vary according to their goals and objectives. We appreciate the importance of relaxing and unwinding, and therefore, schedule plenty of leisure activities with free time into the itinerary. Community activities will vary according to the needs and focus of each visited region. Where possible, a choice of activities is available to individuals in the group. See each trip for the community activities that are scheduled.
Who are our customers?
We attract people who wish to see and engage with local environments and communities, as well as students wanting to roll up their sleeves and get involved with the local services being provided. Our measure of success is based on two criteria: our clients
(1) feeling refreshed and
(2) gaining a fresh perspective on life.
This is a volunteer vacation experience that happens as much on the inside as it does on the outside.
We take great care to ensure that our client’s volunteer time and contributions, bring value to the community. Clients are not just passive observers. At Tread Light Travels, our volunteer vacations are for people who want more than just to “window shop” other cultures.