Outreach Trip Participants

For Outreach Trip Participants: Helpful Travel Trips and Departmental Information!

Taking Photos & Videos on Your Outreach Trip

Taking Pictures & Filming Videos on your Outreach Trip During your Outreach Trips you will witness some of the most beautiful and awe inducing spectacles unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Whether it is the mountains in Bolivia, the Peruvian rainforest, or the deep waters in Guatemala, you will want to snap pictures and film […]

Trip Leadership Role: Wellness Participant

Wellness Participant Role Description   Requirements: Patient Sensitive Approachable First aid certifications desired, but not required   The role of the Wellness Participant is to ensure the physical and mental health of all Outreach Trip participants during their SOS Outreach Trip. The Wellness Participant is not to act as an emergency first aid responder, but […]

Trip Leadership Role: Community Profile Participant

Community Profile Participant Role Description   Requirements: Approachable Strong interest in research and/or data collection Willingness to collaborate with NGO and Trip Leaders to collect information Patient and flexible Eager for a cross cultural experience Spanish speaking (desired, but if not the NGO leader will help with the process). Completed a course on research methods […]

Keeping in touch with your host community

So, you’re back from an incredible trip this summer and you (and your group) want to stay in touch with the community you visited…  The obvious ideal situation would be to head down to the community the next moment a time becomes available to pay them a visit. Here are a few ideas from past […]

SOS-NGO Leader Roles

The following is a breakdown of the roles, responsibilities and relationships between the SOS Trip Leader and the Trip Leader from our partnering organization. Both leaders maintain open streams of communication through regular meetings and feedback. For both parties, if there is ever anything that needs changing, make sure you tell the co-leader so you […]

10 Tips for Group Travel

Group travel is stressful. When it works, traveling with friends and family can lead to some of the best experiences of your lives, but it can be a challenge. Here are our top 10 tips for getting the absolutely most out of your experience! Comment with other tips that we may have forgotten! Be flexible. […]

Community Donations

Volunteer trips often bring donations for the communities that they visit. We are very grateful of this and encourage all trips to ask us what the best donations for this particular community are. However, it important to remember (especially as a trip leader) that the way in which you give out donations can be a […]