At SOS, we are very conscious of the ages and experiences of our international volunteers. For many of our SOS Outreach Trip participants it is either their first time travelling without family or friends and/or their first time travelling to a developing country. These facts can make getting the green light from loved ones difficult.SOS is here to help. Having facilitated over 118 trips for over 1250 student volunteers, we know how to plan a trip that will test our travellers’ ability to work as a team and adjust to a new environment, all while keeping them supported, happy, and safe.
Below you’ll find the most common questions SOS receives from travellers’ parents and guardians. If you wish to speak to a SOS representative, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting, or call 289-210-1855.
A sample schedule is as follows:
Day 1: Arrive in country
Day 2: Orientation to community and first work day
Days 3-11: Build Days
Day 12: Rest Day #1
Day 13: Rest Day #2
Day 14: Travel home
These organizations provide bilingual Trip Leaders who work alongside our SOS Student Trip Leaders for the entire duration of the trips to ensure the safety and security of all of trip participants.
*A few communities provide beds for our travellers. Check your specific trip for exact details.
If an emergency arises at home during the trip and you need to contact your traveller, you may call the
Outreach Trip Emergency Hotline: (289) 210-1855 ext.2. While our volunteers are working in our communities this number is monitored 24/7, 7 days a week. Please use this number for emergencies only.