“I was expecting to have an amazing summer, which I did, but I was not expecting to change as a person and gain a different view of the world.”
– Sophia, 2018 Alum

With VISIONS, teens connect deeply with under-resourced communities to accomplish meaningful service projects in the U.S. and abroad.

For over 30 years, VISIONS has developed long-lasting relationships with communities that welcome us like family. Participants live, work and engage with local communities while developing communication skills, an expanded worldview and a deep sense of fulfillment. The community-driven service work, cultural immersion and break from regular life at home make for a life-changing experience. Weekends are filled with excursions to attractions like UNESCO World Heritage Sites and activities such as ice climbing, horseback riding or scuba diving.

Community-Driven Projects That Matter. Cultural Immersion For Students.

  • Working relationships with host communities that have lasted for over 20 years on average
  • Locations for volunteer work in the United States, South America, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean
  • Program duration: 12 to 25 days
  • Start as early as June 29th or as late as July 25th
  • Teams are gender-balanced with an average ratio of one leader for every four students
  • Earn 40 to 85 service hours on community volunteer projects that matter

“Visions is a 30-year veteran of service adventures, their itineraries veering more hard-core immersion (five to seven hours a day, four to five days a week) than in-and-out tour.”
– The New York Times


Celebrating 35 Years