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What is ADRA Connections?

ADRA Connections is a volunteering program in which YOU can visit one of our overseas offices and get involved with a real ADRA project!

What will you do on a Connections trip?
Get your hands dirty and actively work with developing communities around the world to create small changes that will last a lifetime. Examples of projects you could be working on are:

  • Building projects, i.e. refurbishing school rooms, libraries
  • Water Harvesting 

How long are trips?
We know not everyone can commit months to volunteering, so we have made our trips short-term.
You can choose a trip for either 10 or 15 days, ideal for annual leave or school holidays!

How many people can travel on an ADRA Connections trips?
Trips can cater for 15 to 35 people (depending on the trip), so your friends, church youth group or even work colleagues can all have a life-changing ADRA experience with us!
Why not form your own group and travel together?

If you would like to go on any of these trips, please contact Sophie at volunteering@adra.org.uk

Stay posted to our website or join our volunteering database by filling in our registration form - and we will keep you up-to-date with all upcoming ADRA Connections trips!


How much will it cost?
There is only ONE fee to pay on an ADRA Connections trip and we sort all the little bits!

The price per trip includes:

  • Overseas project/building costs 
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Transport in-country
  • Sightseeing/pre-planned excursion
  • Insurance

Visas and immunisations are outside of these costs. 

For more details on price, please contact us with the trip you would like to attend and we will let you know the price! 

We give a minimum of 6-8months to raise money for your ADRA Connections trip. Why not use this as a reason to fundraise? We have some great ways to raise money! 

If you need any other information or want to sign up for a trip do not hesitate to get in contact! volunteering@adra.org.uk


Our trip to Nepal is now fully booked. But more trips are in the making! You do not have to miss out on experiencing ADRA's world!

Our next trip is to THAILAND!

The dates for the trip are Saturday 2nd December - Monday 18th December 2017During this time you will be involved in ‘Keep Girls Safe’ project that is focused on helping girls who have been victims or are at risk of trafficking. This is one of the most worthwhile causes we have undertaken on our trips, and will allow you to help build two shelters to store supplies for the girls, as well as working in their local garden area to help clean and cultivate a banana field so that they can have fruit throughout the year. 
This is truly a once in a life-time experience that we know will fill quickly, so do not hesitate to sign up! 
The trip will involve medium level manual labour for the construction activities. Please carefully consider the state of your health before applying for this trip, as we will be working in humid climates. Above all we require a willingness to help, an ability to work as part of a team and the skill to adapt to new and changing surroundings.
The cost of the trip is £1600, which includes:
* Accommodation
* Contribution/percentage to building the shelters
* All meals
* Airport pick-up and drop-off in Thailand (not the UK)
* All travel/transportation in-country
* Sightseeing excursion 
* Insurance  
* 15 fun and hardworking days in Thailand!
Immunisations required for travel are outside of this cost and will need to be researched and paid for by yourself. We encourage you to make this whole process a fundraising initiative! Set up a website, complete a sponsored run, ask your church board, bake a cake…the possibilities are endless! We provide a fundraising booklet for all attendees and support you every step of the way. You'll be surprised by how much you can raise, just ask our group of volunteers who went to Nepal in September 2015 and were able to raise over £20,000 in a matter of months!
There are only 15 places available for this trip, so we encourage you to book quickly, as once the spaces are gone, they’re gone!
If you would like to attend, you will need to fill in our application form, provide a non-refundable £200 deposit (which will count towards your overall trip costs), apply for a free Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and provide a reference from your Pastor. However, you can fill in the application form and provide the deposit to secure your place before the other documents arrive. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Further to this, you will need to pay £700 by Monday 24th July, and the remaining £700 by Monday 30th October. If you would like to go on any of these trips, please contact Sophie at volunteering@adra.org.uk