Travelers Have New Voluntourism Options with Planeterra and STA Travel
Planeterra, a global voluntourism leader, has partnered with STA Travel to create a new responsible tourism program. STA Travel, the world's largest student, youth and budget travel organization, is committing $1 million over five years to develop a new Planeterra-led program to develop mutually beneficial volunteer and community projects.
STA Travel and Planeterra both focus on initiatives for sustainability that yield positive impacts for the long term. STA Travel will work with Planeterra and local partners to develop projects and direct donations to fund needs such as tools, materials and other items that keep projects going. They will also develop volunteer programs so that people can visit a project, live onsite or with a local family, and contribute to the well being of the community.