Have you ever wanted to volunteer at an orphanage or to take a "vacation with a purpose?"
Susan Poisson-Dollar, AAI's Director of Development, will be leading a short-term volunteer trip to Layla House in Ethiopia from November 6-16th, 2010 for a maximum of 12 participants. The total cost for the trip is $2600 and includes airfaire from Washington, DC, aiport pick-up in Addis, lodging (single occupancy, discount for sharing), transportation and some meals in Addis. Depending on the interests of the group, either a day or overnight excursion outside of Addis will be arranged and the travel agent we are working with can also help organize add-on tours to other parts of Ethiopia.
Participants will be expected to travel together to Ethiopia to receive the discounted flight but return flights can be arranged individually. All participants will be expected to get a criminal background check prior to the trip. Please contact Susan Poisson-Dollar for more details or to reserve your spot on the trip.
Our staff in Ethiopia is coming up with lots of project ideas including a number of repair and small-scale construction needs for volunteers who have those skills. There will also be opportunities to tutor children, teach English, work at our facility for developmentally-delayed children (Opportunity House), and accompany social workers on family visits. Excursions will include trips to shop for fairly-traded handicrafts and a dinner at a cultural restaurant featuring traditional dance and food.