How is Tread Light Travels Socially Responsible?
Volunteer Vacations are in themselves socially responsible ways to travel. In addition, we at Tread Light Travels believe that business transactions can bring a positive outcome for all involved. To ensure we have the greatest positive impact across a wide-range of areas, we partner with social and environmentally responsible organizations to which we donate a share of our profits. In this way, we have developed a “4-Way-Win” condition that serves to benefit:
- You the traveler: enjoy a fulfilling volunteer vacation
- Local communities and environment: gain hands-on assistance from volunteers
- Our mission: is furthered through your travels
- Partners that extend our mission: an additional good cause benefits from our donation
Another step we take to promote active engagement is by giving our clients the choice of which partner organization they would like to support when they reserve their trip.
And No, we do not add the donation to the price of the trip. In keeping with our mission, we keep our prices competitive and donate directly from our profit margin!
In summary, we appreciate the business, the clients enjoy their volunteer vacation, the local community gains hands-on assistance by our volunteers and, through a non-profit organization, somewhere someone further afield is also benefiting from the relationship.