We are open!
It’s been a while but VoluntEars is still here!
The world is starting to reopen after the covid-19 pandemic. Our destinations no longer require quarantine on arrival for double vaccinated foreigners. So we are planning our trips for 2022 and 2023.
What will be different?
There will be covid testing systems in place for each destination, arrival procedures will be slightly different to normal and covid safety measures will be part of each trip at accommodation, on transport etc.
VoluntEars staff will explain explain everything to you before the trip, using BSL or ASL whenever you want.
Our covid-19 guarantee
We want you to book your trip with peace of mind. All bookings are covered by our covid-19 guarantee. Please click this link to find out more.
Excited but worried?
That’s a totally natural feeling, especially at the moment after all the uncertainty during the pandemic.
We are always happy to chat on whatsapp (+447713752124), answer emails or arrange a video call to answer your questions and give you information.
When can I go on a trip?
Safety of our customers, staff and partners abroad is always our number 1 priority. Therefore we are still being cautious about what dates to run our trips.
Dates advertised on our website are mainly for summer 2022 or later. We expect these to go ahead as all our destinations are now open to foreign visitors.
Challenge yourself to the experience of a lifetime!
What we do
VoluntEars arranges trips abroad for D/deaf, hearing and hard-of-hearing people of all ages. Join by yourself or with friends.
Why choose us?
We are a specialised organisation working with the global Deaf community. Our trips always include an experienced BSL Communicator and a friendly Trip Leader from our UK head office.
What will you gain?
Our volunteers tell us they gain self-confidence, new friends, a deeper understanding of Deaf communities in other countries, broader horizons and travel experience.
Our trips are also a huge amount of fun.
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Our next trips
- July 2022
- December 2022
Work with sea turtles and come face-to-face with elegant elephants, explore bustling markets and relax on long sandy beaches. Help at a local Deaf school doing activities with local students and renovate a classroom.
- August 2022
- January 2023
Visit ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, help at a local Deaf school doing a mix of renovations and activities with local students, trek in the Himalayan mountains for 3 days and learn local sign language.
- October 2022
- October 2023
Combine volunteering in a local Deaf school and exploring this thriving West African country. Visit a floating village, a national park with canopy walkway, learn local sign language and how to make local food and relax on the beach.
Morocco – Long weekend
- March 2022
Grab yourself a long weekend exploring vibrant Marrakech. From its busy markets to its colourful buildings and lively people, Morocco offers a unique cultural experience less than 4 hours flight from the UK. You’ll also spend time at a local deaf association.
Everest Base Camp – Adventure
- November 2022
Challenge yourself to a 12 day trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp in Nepal’s stunning Himalayan mountains. Experience rural mountain life as you follow in the footsteps of Hillary and Tensing to the camp where all Everest summit bids begin. Spend time with deaf people in Kathmandu before your mountain adventure and relive your experiences with them again afterwards.
“I always wanted to travel and work abroad, but felt nervous because I never did anything like this before. Once I heard about VoluntEars, I knew this was a perfect opportunity. All my worries vanished.”
"I had the opportunity to help fellow D/deaf people"
“The best thing I’ve done in years”
“Valuable, memorable, fun, productive, amazing!”
“A specialised organisation that guarantees the right support - all my worries vanished”
“Working with turtles was the best thing!”
“Enlightening, rewarding, motivating, amazing”
“I grew in confidence and enjoyed helping people”
"I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience."
"An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka's way of life and culture"
"It's changed my way of thinking and seeing things. Join today because it's brilliant! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity"
"There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing"
“I knew this was a perfect opportunity”
“I made new friends and was able to use my sign language skills”
“I can’t fault VoluntEars - they run everything smoothly from beginning to end”
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