Volunteer trips represent an alternative to traditional forms of tourism, since the people who travel contribute, in a certain way, to the development of the communities, making an economic contribution, both to the NGO and to the country they visit. In addition, these trips seek to promote solidarity between those who travel and the people who receive them at the destination.
One of the main attractions of volunteer travel is that they offer to visit cooperation and development projects carried out by non-governmental organizations in the field, and collaborate in some way in these initiatives; since they have as objective an approach to the social, cultural, political and economic reality of the people who live in the destination country of the trip.
In a volunteer trip, the participants do not need a previous experience, nor have knowledge and fluency with the local language since they are accompanied at all times by the organizers of the outings.
In general, volunteer trips take place during the high season, such as the Holy Week, summer and Christmas periods.