Are you looking for an opportunity that's longer and more in-depth than a Team Trip? Consider serving as a Selamta Ambassador. Selamta Ambassadors serve in Ethiopia 4 or more weeks at a time through an independent project tailored to leverage your particular skill set and meet the needs of our Selamta families. Being on the ground a month or more gives you the chance to invest in the lives of our families, build lasting relationships and see the impact of your personal project.

In preparation for your trip, you and our Volunteer Manager will develop a project plan based on your unique skills and abilities to serve Selamta as an extension of our staff. Each project should build on existing programs or create a platform for new programming that will continue after your time in Ethiopia. Our immediate areas of need include, but are not limited to:

  • English literacy
  • IT support & computer/online skills training
  • Social work
  • Tutoring and test preparation
  • Administrative support
  • Health and wellness
  • Photography and storytelling

Serving in Ethiopia for an extended period provides room for increased understanding, cultural experiences and deep relationships. Our Ambassadors arrive at Selamta as visitors; they leave as family.

Check out this video sharing the experience of our volunteer, Pauline Lewis, created by the Travelocity #travelforgood campaign.

Total costs typically range from $3,000 - $5,000 depending on length of stay and flight expenses.

Additional questions? Get in touch through our contact form.