HUMANITARIAN SERVICE TRIPS
2018 Kusewera Service Trip Dates
Group & Individual Registration
*fundraising assistance available, additional policies below
Kusewera policies and guidelinesMALAWI 1 – Malawi, Africa: June 30-July 7, 2018 (3-day Zambia safari add-on optional, then date is through July 10) – staying at Kusewera Village. Trip cost $799 includes but is not limited to airport pick up/drop off, lodging, meals, wifi. Cost does not include airfare or $75 Malawian entry visa and $15 background check fee for new volunteers. Your registration and a $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid in order to HOLD your spot by March 31st. Full trip costs are due by May 15, 2018. REGISTER Click here for additional Malawi and trip information. **ADD ON safari optional w/ addt’l cost of $600 pp in Zambia (includes Zambia visa and Malawian re-entry visa) Trip Leader: Karen Osborn MALAWI 2 – Malawi, Africa: Sept 22 – 29, 2018 (3-day Zambia safari add-on optional, then date is through Oct 2) – staying at Kusewera Village. Trip cost $799 includes but is not limited to airport pick up/drop off, lodging, meals, wifi. Cost does not include airfare or $75 Malawian entry visa and $15 background check fee for new volunteers. Your registration and a $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid in order to HOLD your spot by June 15th. Full trip costs are due by August 5th. REGISTER Click here for additional Malawi and trip information. **ADD ON safari optional w/ addt’l cost of $600 pp in Zambia (includes Zambia visa and Malawian re-entry visa) Trip Leader: Teri Smith A Kusewera rep will assist you in your travel planning, to assure proper flights, locations etc. Your destination airport code is LLW. Contact us for ways you can fundraise for your trip! OTHER GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS may book time at Kusewera Village in Malawi, Africa. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries, schedule, requirements and program alignment. Please note that while a US and Malawian Kusewera representative will be present to guide and assist during these times, a group/team leader is essential to the success of a non-Kusewera led trip. Any group or individual requesting to book time at Kusewera Village will be subject to the Kusewera policies and guidelines, and approval after completion of the application process. There is a $15 background check fee for new volunteers or individuals working with the children at Kusewera Village that will be added to your trip costs. LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE TRIPS: These short-term humanitarian trips are designed so that people from all walks of life, can go in person to help implement the Kusewera programs, and make a difference in the lives of the children we are committed in supporting. Anyone thinking of joining a Kusewera trip should not be going to “get an experience” but rather, be ready to serve. Our approach is to “learn from and participate with” the communities. Kusewera has created these affordable, short-term volunteer trips, at a competitive price to that of similar trips offered around the world by other organizations. The days with the kids includes an intense set of daily clinics that the children attend, that are led by the volunteers, and makes such an impact on these kids. Be prepared, as it’s a lot of work! As you might know, 95% of mission / volunteer trips have an element in them that gives the volunteer a chance to explore a bit of the country in which they are working in and ministering to. Studies show that the work can be taxing and sometimes overwhelming and that a break in the middle or at the end, is a necessary mental refresher. Kusewera offers the option of a short, 2 day safari / excursion. We’ve worked hard to gain relationships, that give us the best rates on everything from transportation, safari, food, hotel and more. On these trips, you will be visiting some of the poorest areas of the world, and our visit and resources can help their communities tremendously. We encourage each volunteer to take over 1-2 checked bags of donated items like clothing, medical supplies, sports equipment, etc. that is easier to assure delivery of donations into the right hands. TRIP / FUNDRAISING / CANCELLATION POLICIES: **Kusewera led trips (unless designated as a family trip) are limited to volunteers over 18 years of age, or 14-17 years of age WITH a parent or chaperone over 25 yrs. of age accompanying them on the trip. Individuals and groups with children may apply. Kusewera has questionnaires and interviews for children under 14, and for their parent(s) and/or guardians to determine if they are a good fit. We recommend a parent join a trip to Malawi first, before deciding if their own child is ready for a humanitarian trip. **If the volunteer cannot make the humanitarian trip that they register for due to medical reasons or emergency situations out of their control, and notice is given to Kusewera at least 60 days prior to scheduled trip departure, their $500 non-refundable deposit may be held for them for 1 calendar year, in order to allow the volunteer to go on another humanitarian trip within 1 year. If the volunteer is not able to make said trip the following year, their non-refundable $500 will go towards general Kusewera projects that benefit the children. If the volunteer has personally paid for the trip costs, and there are funds above the non-refundable deposit, it may be refunded to volunteer only if it is at least 60 days prior to scheduled trip departure. If volunteer cancels 45-59 days prior, refund amount will be 75% (less the deposit) of personally funded fees. If cancellation is 44 days or less, 50% may be refunded (less the deposit) of personally funded fees. Should the volunteer raise funds for their full humanitarian trip costs from donors other than themselves, and need to cancel, no refund will be given, but same % amounts may be held for up to one calendar year. If the volunteer cannot make said trip or the following year’s trip, all donations from other donors will go towards general Kusewera projects that benefit the children. If volunteer raises funds over the trip cost (including safari) on Crowdrise, all remaining donations will go to the general Kusewera account for projects that benefit the children. Volunteers may raise personal funds for flights, immunizations, etc through any other funding page not related to the Kusewera Crowdrise pages, such as GoFundMe. **Kusewera reserves the right to deny participation to potential volunteers that do not meet the requirements, through the application process, reference checks and background check. Register for a trip Please Click Here to fill out the registration form and a Kusewera representative will contact you soon!