Vision Trips

If you're interested in a trip to Selamta that lasts two weeks or less with the intent to get to know Selamta on a more personal level and meet our families, a vision trip is for you. If you're a professional in a specific field and your skills could be utilized, a service trip might be best. All vision and service trips are led by a Selamta Team Leader. 


Upcoming Trips: 

Fall 2017 - November 28 - December 12

Spring 2018 - Mid-April, exact dates to be determined

English Summer Camp -  July and August 2018 - dates coming soon! 

Selamta’s English Summer Camp is a 6-week program for our youth, divided into two-week sessions. As a member of these teams, you serve as a camp counselor to our youth (ranging in age from 9-20 years old). This camp will help our youth develop conversational and written English skills through interactive play, experiential learning and hands-on activities.


Team Trips General Information

Trips range in total cost between $2,500 – $4,000, depending on flights, additional in-country travel and fixed costs. Once your basic application is received and accepted, our Volunteer Team Leader, Abby Morrow, will be in touch with additional information and resources. For specific questions, use the Contact Us section below.

Team Trips are led by Selamta Staff and can accommodate up to 14 volunteers at a time. You will have the chance to meet and work alongside our families and staff. You will stay at our Selamta Community Center to experience more of the community and environment in which we serve. You will have an opportunity to see why Selamta’s model is unique and extraordinary while contributing your special skills and abilities to our program.

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

Looking for an internship opportunity or a longer stay in Ethiopia? Check out our Become an Ambassador page for more information and service opportunities. 


Banner photo above by The Archibald Project (@thearchibaldproject), an orphan care advocacy organization that uses media to share inspiring stories to inspire people into action.