VISIONS teen community service program locations range from Alaska to the Caribbean, Central and South America to Vietnam. We plan volunteer projects in collaboration with local partners and return to program locations seasonally. The links forged are loyalties that translate into summer programs of depth and quality.
Teen volunteers accomplish impressive community service, learning skills such as adobe building and masonry from local maestros and sophisticated carpentry from staff carpenters. VISIONS teens (and pre-teens) engage artisans, farmers, health workers, local development nonprofits, and more. Volunteer service work builds cultural bridges that last long after the summer program ends. Students are temporary community members, not tourists. They share meals, stories and tools alike with our hosts, in some summer program locations actively engaging foreign language skills with native speakers during and after work and on weekends. VISIONS teen volunteers come to know the people whose lives they impact.