Please volunteer and join us on our shoebox distribution team to Eastern Europe. The smiles on the children’s faces truly will never leave you! Each day will involve distributing shoeboxes across a variety of venues from community centres, schools, churches, door-to-door in villages, respite centres and possibly orphanages/state care institutions. In many of the venues the children will sing and perform for you as honoured guests before the distribution.

Communities will be varied from some incredibly destitute Roma communities to impoverished rural communities. Sometimes the poverty will not be obvious and in some cases what you’ll encounter may be emotional/traumatic. Please be aware that these teams can be emotionally difficult but your trip leader will brief you most evenings and support is available after your return to the UK if needed.

These teams are physically demanding (you may be required to lift heavy cartons – containing around 9-12 shoeboxes per carton) and you may be required to walk distances in uneven and muddy or icy terrain. Some teams involve quite a bit of travel with long road journeys, and the days can be long with the possibility of different hotels across the week. Please be aware that mealtimes may be rather varied depending on the schedule for each day!

The full cost of this team is £800 all-inclusive** We will support you with a payment schedule and can help with fundraising advice.

For more information and to talk through any expectations/needs thoroughly please contact our trip leaders for this team, Paul & Ali Jeanes ‚

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*What’s Included?

  • UK Leader managing team
  • International Flights
  • Transfers & all in-country transport
  • Accommodation in twin share hotel rooms
  • Breakfast, a light lunch and a main course at dinner, including soft drinks/water at meal times
  • Local, highly experienced team of drivers, translators, guides and support
  • Travel Insurance
  • All team operating costs, equipment and resources

**What’s Not Included?

  • Transport to and from airport in UK
  • Individual spending money (for souvenirs, extra drinks etc.)


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