2016-2017 Volunteer Trip Destinations

Below are the destinations for a KIA trip in 2017/2018. Estimated costs include airfare and share of land expenses. The costs are all estimates and may vary depending on airline ticket prices, accommodations, etc. Fill in the destination preference form to apply.

Please note that the listed brigades are the only ones affiliated with KIA. Click here to see the on a map.

Thank you for volunteering with Kindness In Action. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dave Maskell, dave@kindnessinaction.ca

THE EXCURSIONS MARKED WITH STARS ARE DESTINATIONS THAT KINDNESS IN ACTION HAS AS THEIR PRIMARY COMMITMENTS.
Tanzania
October 14 to October 29, 2017
Estimated Cost: $5000.00
This will be the second time that a KIA team will be sent. Many of the wrinkles faced should be ironed out. A three day safari is included in the trip.
Ethiopia
November 17 – December 2, 2017
Estimated cost $5000.00
This is a trip that we have done before in cooperation with another wonderful charity called HopEthopia. We sent a hygiene team in 2016 and heard nothing but positive feedback.
Vichada, Colombia
January 6 – January 13, 2018
Estimated cost $3000.00
First time trip to this location partnered with Corporation Ambiental la Pedragoza. A charity committed to the conservation and preservation of the flora and fauna of the Orinoco River Basin in Colombia. We will be going to Vichada Province in Colombia. A very remote region with huge dental needs. Not recommended for rookies.
* Cambodia
January 13 – January 27, 2018
Estimated cost $4500.00
Every year this trip fills up early. We have been sending teams with the help our local sponsors for over a decade now. The people, the temples, and the food is unforgettable. Lots of monks in bright orange robes and grateful patients.
* Jalapa, Guatemala
January 20 – January 27, 2018
Estimated cost $2700.00
We have been partnered with Wells of Hope for 10 years now. Very well organized trip. Good for a first timer. More and more emphasis on restorative and preventative care.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
February 3 – February 10, 2018
Estimated cost $3000.00
Volunteer dentistry in the Caribbean. This former British Colony is a first time destination located between St. Lucia, Barbados and Grenada. Lots of flight connections involved.
* Chisec, Guatemala
February 17 – February 24, 2018 and
February 24 – March 3, 2018
Estimated cost $3000.00
Our host Dr. Brian Smith and his charity, C.H.I.L.A. will inspire you with his care and commitment to local population. An after trip to see the Mayan temples of Tikal is easily arranged. Endless lines of grateful patients.
* Morropon, Peru
February 17 – February 24, 2018
Estimated cost $3200.00
In cooperation with long time affiliate D.B. Peru we will be following up last year’s first time excursion to this area of northern Peru. Located inland from Peru’s best beaches the main community is called Piuria. Very few of the locals have any sort of access to dental care.
Carazo, Nicaragua
March 3 – March 10, 2018
Estimated cost $3000.00
KIA hopes to return to Nicaragua in 2018. Carazo is in a coffee producing region of Nicaragua.
* Amazon Basin, Peru
March 17 – March 24, 2018
Estimated cost $3500.00
A little more costly than most KIA trips to Latin America because of transportation expenses. The extra costs are well worth it. This is an experience you will never forget. Home base is an Ecolodge only accessible after a boat ride of several hours.
* Lima, Peru
March 31 – April 7, 2018
Estimated cost $2500.00
A unique KIA experience. You will be working in the Barrios of Lima surrounded by extreme urban poverty and at night you will stay in the Miraflores District of Lima. This area is safe, cosmopolitan, has lots of restaurants, shopping, and clubs. A study in contrasts.
Otuzco, Peru
April 7 – April 14, 2018
Estimated cost $2500.00
A flight from Lima to Trujillo gets you to the Peruvian “Swiss Alps”. A less expensive commitment because the rustic and clean accommodations are free. Huge needs. This area was affected by the spring flooding in 2017.
Cotacacchi, Ecuador
April 28 – May 5, 2018
Estimated cost $3000.00
A return trip to this area in the northern part of Ecuador where you will be surrounded by dormant volcanos. You will never be closer to the Galapagos Islands than Ecuador.
* Sacred Valley, Peru
May 5 – May 12, 2018
Estimated cost $3000.00
This one always fills up quickly probably because of the great accommodations and wonderful host. Just a short train ride from Macchu Pichu. We fly into Cusco where the altitude can be a health concern.
Other destinations later in 2018 that we are considering, if there is enough interest, are:
  • GHANA potentially June of 2018 and
  • MOROCCO in the fall of 2018
  • DARJEELING, INDIA possibly in the fall of 2018

Morocco is contingent on whether or not the first trip there in October 2017 is successful.

These are more costly trips with a two week commitment costing $5000.00 and up.

Email info@kindnessinaction before July 21, 2017, if you might be interested in any of these teams.

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