Our values of open-mindedness and compassion motivate us to give back to the communities by taking part in concrete and meaningful actions. Each trip is built to support charitable initiatives around the world and to respect the principles of the World Charter of Sustainable Tourism.
Our local partners are non-profit organizations who have been involved in their communities for several years. They share our values and respond to the real needs of their community. We make sure we protect vulnerable populations in our choice of activities (for example, no projects with orphan kids or people with socio-emotional vulnerabilities). Thus, we participate in responsible volunteering, and not in “volunteerism”.
The aid provided during our volunteer trips consists of concrete actions that will have a direct, positive and long-term impact on the host community. In addition, our collaboration with these local organizations allows us to adapt to the real and current needs of the population and thus really contribute to the development of the community.
The fees that are charged are used to cover basic costs (accommodations, meals, transportation, etc.), included activities, administrative costs and costs related to support before, during and after your trip.
In addition, professional supervision is offered in certain areas (occupational therapy and teaching), making it the perfect opportunity for students or professionals to acquire a rewarding and unique work experience.
Sometimes, part of the fee is also dedicated to support bigger initiatives in the host community, for example the construction of wells, walls with solar panels, bridges, etc. that will be beneficial for the whole community.
Our partners are all local friends with whom we have established a trusting relationship over the years. These are small local organizations that operate on a non-profit basis to really help their community. Finally, we only charge the strict minimum to pay the fees mentioned above.
Yulgo Travels is a travel agency in Montreal offering organized trips for everyone: adventure tours, volunteer trips, yoga retreats, filmmaking retreats and ski trips. We also offer a Travel Companion service to accompany people with disabilities on their own trip.
QUEBEC TRAVEL AGENCY PERMIT #703508. Residents of Quebec are covered by the FICAV by booking with us.
DORVAL, QUÉBEC, H9S 5J7