Trips listed on this page fall into two categories: Airline Ambassador Missions, and AAI Member-led trips.
AAI Sponsored Trips are highlighted in yellow, and have been reviewed to meet our high standards of voluntourism. AAI Sponsored Trips have an established land price, which includes most costs during the mission. Please click the "» See Details ..." link to find out more about each trip.
AAI Member-led trips are coordinated by select AAI members who have expertise in leading trips and want to give others the opportunitiy to share the fun and rewards of traveling to make a difference. An active membership in AAI is required to register for an AAI member-led trip.
Join Father Omar and Diane Bowie, respectively, founders of Mano a Mano and D B Peru, on a short but extremely rewarding mission to Peru. You will spend one day working and interacting with children at Caritas Felices an orphanage for girls or Villa Martha, an orphanage for girls and boys. Father Omar will be your host on an overnight trip to the earthquake area where you help prepare and serve food for children at one of his COMEDORS (free outdoor kitchens serving hundreds of children each day) and spend the night sleeping in comfortable tents. An optional trip to Machu Pichu before or after the mission can be arranged.
AAI continues to
visit Peru as volunteers hand-deliver food, aid, and promises kept following the
earthquake. Our Adopted Project commitment continues and grows. This trip includes painting a completed Bath House, a festival and party to celebrate the dedication and opening of a new Water Project, meeting, inspiring, and enjoying the company of children to sponsor in a new Youth-to-Youth Sponsorship Program, and scouting a partner project with the Fuller Center for Housing. Together, AAI and the Fuller Center will build 300-350 homes for the most needy! This trip includes the fulfillment of completed goals and the celebration of future dreams. After your humanitarian work, perhaps you would like to add a few days and visit Machu Pichu, Cuzco, or hike the Inca Trail! Peru and her people await!
Please see Peru Trip above for more Peru Trip Plans
Itinerary will change, please contact coordinator for new disaster relief itinerary.
Look for announcements:
November Disaster Relief Missions
to be announced
Please join Reverend Dr. Luc Pierre in
Mapou Chevalier as he delivers the necessities of life -- providing food, drinking water and educational opportunities to the flood devastated region. Immediate relief is mandatory. Future goals include opening a school for children who lost their parents due to the flood. An in-country team awaits your arrival and will work to assist in the efforts. Accommodation will be provided in a beautiful residential home. To learn more about this trip, please refer to the Haiti Brochure.
This brochure will be adjusted due to recent disaster.
Devasting floods following the series of hurricanes made dire circumstances a nightmare. Please join us in rebuilding homes that have been washed away and in supplying 97,000 people in Port de Paix with clean water in the Clean Water Project.
Other planned activities include delivering medications to adults and children living with AIDS and teaching gardening and food storage to help the community become more self-sufficient and self-supporting.
For Mission Dates and more information, please contact, US Coordinator:
Join us on November 16 through 22 when we return with another $1M of desperately needed aid for
San Juan del Guaviare
Hospital. You will arrive at Bogota International Airport where the U. S. Embassy will be waiting as your escort. The first day will be spent visiting two orphanages we have been serving in Bogota. You will visit the disabled children at Hogares Luz y Vida, once known for horrific conditions for both children and staff. It is the only institution in Colombia that provides care for children with disabilities. In addition, you will deliver supplies to Ninos Por un Nueva Planeta. This children's home began with a young couple who took in over 360 homeless children, literally from the streets of Bogota.
The AAI team will meet with the Governor of Guaviare, Oscar Cadavid the next day to bring support to his Economic Plan of Action. The plan begins with providing urgently needed health care to the military, police and civilian populations in one of the most conflicted areas of Colombia. AAI will deliver the aid requested with help from the Colombian military, who will provide transport into this jungle enclave with military DC3’s.
For more information about this incredible trip and life-changing opportunity, please contact David Rivard at:
Join AAI and CAN-DO in Iowa! CAN-DO was on the ground days after the devastating floods in the 3rd week of June this year. They
provided critical relief supplies to many of the residents along the river in Louisa County that was
receiving little to no aid. AAI and CAN-DO will provide aid and relief for the small town of Oakville, Iowa, on this trip. This town of 439 people needs help now. There are 118 children in this community under the age of 18. The residents were set up in a school field, living in tents and RV's
and sharing a communal hose as a "shower". While residents sort through the politics of whether or not to rebuild the town, our teams will supply the aid and hands that are needed immediately. Out of the 181 homes and 22 businesses located in Oakville, 101 are considered destroyed and 92 sustained major damage.
CAN-DO broadcasted live, from Iowa, through August 10th as we delivered aid directly to the people devastated by the floods.
The opportunity of a lifetime! Join Tsidii as she returns to her birthplace and shares the incomparable beauty of her homeland with you. She will reveal her grand dreams and visions for the Kingdom of Lesotho as she investigates her projects further. The Tsidii Foundation will establish a Community Health and Cultural Center. This trip is a first step, a fact-finding mission, to develop the model to empower and inspire Lesotho and, in turn, educate the rest of the world! Lesotho is reputed to be affected by the AIDS crisis more than any other country in the world. The community health service that Tsidii invisions will address this tragic issue; however, Tsidii explains the clinic will do even more....it will be of service to all....and have a very special focus on women. Please visit Tsidii's Photo Gallery for a glimpse into the beauty of Lesotho.
Enjoy the beauty of Antigua and Lake Atitlan while visiting our projects in action. AAI partners with Mayan Families Foundation in Panajachel to empower women through the Sewing Machine Project and to offer support in areas that include water purifiers, efficient wood burning stoves, and School Tuitions. You will spend an afternoon at the Open Windows Learning Center, in Duenas, interacting with children of all ages and distributing aid to families of migrant workers toiling in the surrounding coffee plantations. The beauty of the Mayan people and the stunning, breath-taking scenery will make this trip a most-memorable life experience.
We will be returning to Guatemala monthly. Find out more details in our brochure...and join us!
Travel by quad, horseback or Land Rover on a cultural tour of AAI’s “adopted” village of Nkundusi. You will visit the local school, meet with families in their homes, talk to a “sangoma” (healer) and learn firsthand about life and challenges of HIV, unemployment and access to water and food in Zulu culture. Community leaders have asked for our help and you will deliver supplies and help refurbish the “creche” or day care center where we are providing food water, a playground, and supplies. See the grateful faces and hear the songs of the children you are helping. For more information about the lodge, read the details and check out our brochure which includes the itinerary and "Needs List".
Join AAI and the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans!
The St. Bernard Project is a non-profit organization assisting families who wish to move back into their homes in the St. Bernard Parish. They are mainly a rebuilding organization that uses volunteer labor and donations to purchase building materials to rebuild homes.
As an AAI volunteer and team member, you will be building someone’s house so be prepared to work hard and to the best of your ability. Some activities you can expect to be doing include installing insulation and drywall, mudding, texturing, painting, installing floors, yard work and much more. No experience is necessary as they will train us to do the work. We will work hard but there will also be opportunities to meet families in the area and to enjoy the wonderful food and culture of New Orleans.
To join the mission, please visit our Mission Pages and review the section "To Participate on a Mission"
For the September Trip, please make your hotel reservations at:
Hotel Le Cirque
#2 Lee Circle
New Orleans, LA 70130
Double/Double single/double occupancy $65.00 Ea. Additional person $10.00
All rates listed here are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, currently 13% and a $1.00 per paid room night occupancy tax.
Toll Free Reservation Number 888-211-3447
Reservations will need to be made by Friday, September 12, 2008, in order to be guaranteed of receiving these room rates and to be assured of guest room availability. Individuals will be responsible for guaranteeing their reservations for late arrival in cash or by use of one of the following major credit cards; Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club/Carte Blanche and JCB.
For further mission questions regarding the September Trip, contact:
South Kids International leads this mission to improve the lives of abandonned, abused, and physically and/or mentally-challenged children and youth in Brazil. If you are ready to roll up your sleeves, visit five different facilities, meet the youth, and help these youngsters cope with their fears and frustrations in life, this trip is for you! Volunteers are encouraged to provide fresh ideas to inspire and motivate these children. Make a difference in the lives of these young people, give of yourself, and help these children prosper.
For more information about this fantastic opportunity, read the itinerary, "Needs List", and more in the brochure. Get ready to pack up your bags and inspiration. The children of Brazil are waiting!
Join In-Country Coordinator, Cesar Calderon, in beautiful El Salvador. Deliver aid and gifts to Children's Homes. Visit and play with the children. Then, there's time to rest, explore, shop, and head to the coast to enjoy the fabulous beaches. This trip is an inspiring and rewarding blend of humanitarian work and taking in the beauty of El Salvador. Don't miss it! Bring the family!
Travel to Guatemala for a weekend of humanitarian work combined with loads of shopping for original Mayan jewelry, clothing, antiques, art, and pottery at the lowest prices to be found anywhere in Central America. This trip will be a cultural adventure that you will not want to miss. Interact directly with the Mayan people by visiting a variety of Mayan poor communities and at least one Mayan orphanage. An optional two days extra will be provided to those members who want to do more shopping and/or take an all day cruise on Lake Atitlan in a cruiser that has an on board restaurant. AAI members only please. This is a weekend mission that includes a $25.00 fee to AAI and a transportation fee of $75.00 payable in cash to the mission director after your arrival in Guatemala . The hotel cost is $15.00 - $20.00 per person per night with a free breakfast.