In July 2012 we started to support a new project:
Join our new NGO project crawl, the NGO Taxi.
Our volunteering bus tours seek out the best volunteering spots for you!
- A volunteer coordinator goes along on each trip with 8 volunteering enthusiasts who travel and work with us through South America.
- We follow a fixed route through Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil. Along that route we stop at various NGOs where we offer our help with our vehicle fully loadeded of adventurous and diligent volunteering people.
Can short-term volunteering be sustainable?
Yes. It can.
The NGO Taxi offers a chance for travellers to experience a wide variety of projects, cultures, countries and adventures across all of South America. We believe that by broadening each volunteer’s South American experience, we’ll give people a better idea of what is needed and expected at each site.
If a volunteer is particularly drawn to the work of one of the NGOs we get to see, we make it easy for them to return for a long-term commitment. In fact, we encourage volunteers to first have a look and feel before deciding on any long-term commitment.
The NGO Taxi South America is a great way to offer short-term help for an organization, as well as to ensure that long-term volunteers are confident and happy in their placements. We want to build a strong working relationship between our NGOs and the volunteers before they make long-term commitments. By minimising failures and ensuring that our volunteers and our partnering organizations are happy, we save time and expenses on contingency planning and relocation costs. This allows us to invest our resources in supporting even more projects.
When we stop at various NGOs we can take their project online to make their cause known, improve their organization’s visibility and connect to potential volunteers and donors worldwide. By keeping the lines of communication open between the organization and our volunteer base, we’ll keep their needs in the spotlight and maximize our potential to help them. We particularly want to boost the smaller, local NGO’s visibility and make their voice heard in the long run.
We often travel off the beaten tourist routes and stop at places where regular busses or do not stop. You not only get to see remote and extraordinary places, it also entails a geo-touristic approach. Whenever possible we try to follow the National Geographic Society's Charter of Geo-tourism. If you want to know more about how we came up with the idea of a mobile NGO service please read here.
- Have you ever dreamt of exploring a country from a different angle?
- Do you want to get to know another culture from the inside?
- Are you interested to share your life with other people?
- Do you want to travel whilst at the same time being able to feel you can make a difference out there?
- Do you feel we ought to make that difference NOW?
- If you want to help us with this...
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We support non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit organisations (NPOs) and private development institutions in South America.