Volunteering with Fronteering
We at FRONTEERING TRAVEL SERVICES INC. believe that all volunteer abroad projects should be an adventure of a life time while helping out in remote areas for a true good cause.We will start off with asnwering three important Subjects:
Where does the money go?
Most of our costs involved to arrange your experience is spend on location in the volunteer abroad destination of your choice. In most cases meals, accommodation, airport pickups, in-country transfers (by boats, horses, 4x4, busses, helicopters and light aircrafts), community donations, guides, safety measures, in-country coordinators, 24/7 emergency service, excursions and orientations are included.
On average over half of the fees you pay to take part in our volunteer abroad projects or adventure travel trips is spend in the country of your destination for your support, safety and experience. Working in these remote destinations is often quite costly as things like transfers and accommodation can be more difficult to organize.
The rest of the fee is spent on marketing, administrative support and of course a small profit to be able to sustain and grow the business.
What about Accommodation and meals?
While we specialize in giving you a lifetime experience in more remote areas and adventure, safety does come as a first priority. Safety aside at FRONTEERING we focus on what works not that looks fancy. Our accommodations differ greatly depending on the volunteer abroad projects or adventure travel trip of your choosing. From back-to-basic no electricity wooden cabins to your own private hammock in the jungle and from nice eco-friendly resorts to a local Canadian homestay. Who doesn’t dream to sleep in a hammock and waking up to a serenade of awaking wildlife or falling asleep to the soothing concert of crickets while you are able to gaze at the clearest and best stars you will ever see!
Meals during any of our volunteer abroad projects and adventure travel trips are basic but always nutritious and in some cases are dependent on what you can gather (Amazon survival and Deserted island Survival trips only).
Check each specific volunteer abroad project and adventure travel trips for more specific information regarding accommodation and meals.
Our adventure travel trips:
Anyone who takes a quick look at FRONTEERINGS adventure travel trips probably noticed they are quite unique and in some cases extreme. Our trips are developed to give you a experience of a lifetime! You will have the opportunity to live a real adventure, something out of book, movies and your dreams. Not all our trips are for the faint of heart however our trips cater to those of all walks of life who are looking for an adventure!
Below you will find 5 of the criteria we use to find the most exciting volunteer projects for you:
True good causes: FRONTEERINGS volunteer abroad projects are either existing local projects or projects that are build from the group up by FRONTEERING. What these projects have in common is that you will be supporting a true good cause! You will have the opportunity to help where the need is the greatest. Our projects focus on helping the local communities, wildlife, indigenous people and the environment in cooperation with the local/indigenous communities. We focus on true volunteer projects where your effort really makes a difference. That’s why through Fronteering you will rehabilitate injured & orphaned wildlife with the goal to release the animal. That is the reason why will not send you to some far southern country to cuddle with tame lions & tigers with any real purpose. If you want to volunteer abroad with a real purpose, contact us!
Safety: At FRONTEERING we do our outmost best to provide the safety measures needed for our Volunteer Abroad projects and Adventure Travel Trips. However due to the fact that many of our projects and trips involve wild animals and/or are in remote locations there is a small element of risk involved. Not all of our projects and trips are for the faint at heart however we do cater to those of all walks of life. If you are not too sure about the suitability of a Volunteer Abroad project or an Adventure Travel trip then feel free to ask as we are always ready to answer any questions or discuss any doubts that come to mind. For more information please check our Safety & In-country Support section before you volunteer abroad.
A real adventure: We do not want our volunteers to end up trying to safe or clean up some small patch of rainforest which in some places they might call a wilderness. Instead you will volunteer in the immense jungle of the Amazon rainforest or venture in to the vast Canadian wilderness! Our volunteer abroad projects are situated in the remote areas of the world and we focus on countries and regions with the lowest population densities. We at FRONTEERING focus on what works; from sleeping in the jungle underneath the stars with nothing more than your own private hammock to back-to-basic cabins in the northern tundra with a cozy smothering fireplace and no electricity! When you volunteer abroad with FRONTEERING you can be sure it will be adventure.
Off the beaten path: With FRONTEERING volunteer abroad projects you will venture to places less visited. We focus on places that are fairly undiscovered where the nature, wildlife and indigenous cultures are still common. You will have the great opportunity to see these amazing places while they are still unspoiled and pure. It is these places where there is the most to lose but even more to gain through successful conservation work and sustainable tourism.
Community involvement: Foremost when volunteering abroad the well being of the community should come first. For all of our trips we use local guides, local transportation and local communities so that through sustainable tourism we can help to protect the environment, wildlife and sustain the way of life of indigenous cultures & communities. More and more and governments choose the long term benefit of sustainable tourism over the short term gain of mining and logging. A good example is Gabon which in 2002 after recommendations from environmental researchers set up 13 new national parks. The government of Guyana is currently considering protecting its entire rainforest region which still covers 80% of the country. Hopefully through our combined effort this dream will one day become true.