Voluntarism

NATURESMART EXPEDITIONS – VOLUNTEER TOURISM (VOLUNTOURISM) PROGAM

What we are: Naturesmart Expeditions is a community-based tourism enterprise focused on Tourism Value-Addition.   We facilitate visitors to make their vsists have more environmental, social and economic impact in the host community through Carbon footprint nutralization; Volunteer tourists placements; and Eco-lodge/ home-stay arrangements.   These are integrated with 'Tourism Advocacy' and 'micro-delivery'.   Community members are active participants in the enterprise which make them  aware of the commercial value placed on their natural and cultural heritage to foster their zeal to participate in community-based conservation .

Volunteer Tourism (Voluntourism) placements

NatureSmart’s voluntourism program provides an opportunity to enjoy your holiday activities while contributing to the needs of the community and the environment.  Here visitors are provided with an opportunity to work on a community project at their most convenient timing.  We have collaborating organizations that provide the most suiting volunteer opportunities.  There is a wide range of activities that one can be engaged in ranging from teaching your native language to Computer/ICT training or an Education/Research Project.  The placements generally range from 2 weeks to 1 month.

Once approved, you are required to contribute USD 1000 for your volunteer placement.  This amount will help to meet some costs including accommodation, transportation, and concession to some tourism destinations and a contribution to a community project.  You will be required to meet other expenses like feeding and other upkeep expenses.

The Process:

  1. Write letter of Interest or fill an on-line application form. Send the letter to the Coordinator Voluntourism Program, NatureSmart Expeditions e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  2. Send a recommendation letter from a volunteer-sending organization in your country, school, employer or ministry responsible. Send a copy of the recommendation letter via email to the Coordinator Voluntourism Program, NatureSmart Expeditions e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  3. State your sponsor or source of funding for your volunteer period;
  4. Send a short proposal for your volunteering project. The proposal should state what you can do during your volunteering project.

Examples of projects a volunteer can be engaged in:

  1. Language Education
  2. Sewing/ Craft Making
  3. Tourist Guiding/ Hospitality mgt
  4. Computer/ICT
  5. Children Care/Education
  6. Health & Fitness
  7. Agriculture
  8. Fundraising
  9. Arts/Drawings
  10. Landscape Designs
  11. Flower Arrangement & Decorations
  12. Disability mgt
  13. Energy Conservation
  14. Museum Displays, Curation & mgt
  15. Recycling Technologies
  16. Music Dance & Drama
  • ETC