Upcoming Volunteer Ventures:


November 1 - 8, 2021


April 24 - May 1, 2021

May 1 - 8, 2021

October 23 - 30, 2021





Join Tandana on an adventure of a lifetime! We offer open enrollment volunteer ventures for adults and families as well as custom group volunteer programs for all ages. These trips bring together diverse individuals united by a desire to learn, grow, share and contribute in the communities they visit. They provide opportunities to experience life in Ecuadorian or Malian communities; exchange ideas with locals of different perspectives, ages, and vocations; and to give and receive joy.  


Did you know that your trip with Tandana is a net zero emission trip? Click here for more details.


The results are in! After taking a brief post-program survey:


90% of respondents say that they would participate in a Tandana program again.

 

97% of respondents say that they would recommend a Tandana program to others.

 

97% of respondents say that they feel that this experience has helped them grow in a positive way.


For a taste of what our trips are like, watch this short video...




"You will go home absolutely overwhelmed by what you saw, who you met, what you've learned, and how your heart has expanded.  You will be inspired to exceed your own expectations of yourself."

-- Jim, volunteer from Montana


Jul
19

A reminder that our power as humans lies in our relationships

It’s no secret that the life of a college student is hectic. This year, especially, I have become caught up in the hamster wheel of success and looking towards what is next. It seems like there are always essay deadlines and group project meetings. My Google calendar is filled with notifications and obligations. I … Continue reading "A reminder that our power as humans lies in our relationships"
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Jul
12

A look at the multiple phases of the community projects volunteers work on

The highlight of any Tandana volunteer venture is the community project. This is a project proposed by community members and then paired with an upcoming volunteer group that will best be able to contribute. As a Program Coordinator for The Tandana Foundation, it is one of my responsibilities to facilitate and organize the logistics of … Continue reading "A look at the multiple phases of the community projects volunteers work on"
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Jun
21

Ecuador experience an honor for volunteer gardeners

Earlier this year, The Tandana Foundation hosted a group of members from the Ohio Master Gardener Volunteers program. Pam Bennett, the Ohio State Master Gardener Program Director, wrote about about her experience on the trip in the Dayton Daily News. Her article is below. Español Français This past week I had the privilege once again … Continue reading "Ecuador experience an honor for volunteer gardeners"
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Apr
19

The value of others’ different experiences, appreciating life outside our own city bubble

I had the opportunity to experience a trip facilitated by The Tandana Foundation to the community of Gualapuro, Ecuador, for my first spring break of college as part of the Northeastern University Alliance for Civically Engaged Students (ACES). I was stoked to experience a new culture and meet new people, but in preparing for traveling … Continue reading "The value of others’ different experiences, appreciating life outside our own city bubble"
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Feb
23

A creative chronicle of a volunteer’s trip to Ecuador

During a Tandana Foundation volunteer trip with the Ohio Masters Gardener group last year, Ed Gasbarre kept a journal chronicling what he did each day. From helping out on a farm to visiting with school children, and sampling the local cuisine, Ed creatively documented each experience with photos and drawings alongside his written description. Read … Continue reading "A creative chronicle of a volunteer-;s trip to Ecuador"
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