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Opportunities to Volunteer in the U.S.

For almost 30 years, VISIONS has provided exceptional community service programs in locations around the world. Your desire to be part of meaningful projects can take you anywhere, including VISIONS four locations in the United States: Alaska, Mississippi, Montana...

Quotes & Reviews of VISIONS Service Adventures

VISIONS teen summer programs are almost 30 years-old, and our focus has remained unchanged over the years. When you make the decision to join VISIONS, you know you are choosing one of the highest-quality options for what we do: community service in a cross-cultural...

Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk

Travel Tips: VISIONS Alumni Share Their Best Tips from Summer Programs If you’ve traveled for a VISIONS Service Adventures program before, you understand how much you can learn from a summer away from home. Yes, service projects are at the core. But...

VISIONS Teen Compares Summer Travels to Alaska & Myanmar

A two-time alum from Poughkeepsie, NY, Charlie Burns-Bahruth finished his most recent service adventure on our Myanmar program—a big shift from his first VISIONS summer in Alaska! A staunch VISIONary, Charlie was just accepted for his third program, and he’ll be...

2015 Service Project Highlights

From Building Classrooms to Building Community Relationships It’s often hard to grasp just how much VISIONS teen volunteers accomplish in a summer. This past summer, for instance, we built structures big and small, ranging from classrooms in the Dominican Republic to...

LA Times Spotlights VISIONS and Mississippi Alum

The following article featuring VISIONS and Mississippi alum Yongqi Xu is from the Los Angeles Times. Wanderlust Lands Irvine Teen in Hurricane Katrina-Devastated Areas August 28, 2015 When Irvine resident Yongqi Xu was in search of a summer adventure, she knew she...

Alaska Progress Report: Working Hard & Playing Hard

Before the teen volunteers from VISIONS Alaska head out for a weekend of ice climbing in the tiny mountain town of McCarthy in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, they checked in with some photos of their work so far. Based in Tetlin, at the base of the Wrangell...

The Launch of VISIONS 2015 First Session Programs

A Look at the VISIONS Leadership Team Twelve VISIONS Program Directors landed in Bozeman, Montana on June 10 to start a weeklong intensive training at the VISIONS home office. Under the guidance of VISIONS Director Katherine Dayton and co-facilitator Stacy Bodow, the...

Program Briefs: A Look at this Summer’s Project Lineup

During your summer (or summers) with us, you most likely spent a good amount of time on a construction site—working with adobe, cinder blocks, or power tools. Along with that, you might have worked with local children, built trails, or even helped build water systems,...

A Day in the Life of VISIONS

A Look at a Typical Summer Day What’s a typical day like on a VISIONS summer program? It’s a question we get often. You might wake up to a chorus of birds in the mountains of Nicaragua, to a frosted landscape by the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska, to merengue music and...

VISIONS Featured by CBS News Travel Editor

The following article was published on PeterGreenberg.com. Mr. Greenberg is the travel editor for CBS News, and VISIONS was one of four teen volunteer programs recommended on his travel site. If there’s one way for your child to continue his/her education when school...