What Makes D2C’s SEVA Volunteer Trips Unique and Different from Other Volunteer Trips ~ by Amber Charne
Devoted to Children SEVA volunteers are generally drawn to the cause because they are finding themselves in a place of feeling like it’s time to do something bigger than themselves. Whether at a high or a low point in life, the moment arises when it’s just the “right” time to get out and help others…and the “right” opportunity of the D2C SEVA trip presents itself, in alignment, with these special someones. The individuals participating in D2C SEVA trips are passionate about working with children and health and are also, most often teachers, yogis, avid travelers, storytellers and humanitarians… with special gifts to be exchanged.
Take the leap, to join a D2C SEVA volunteer trip, and a variety of nets will appear. SEVA, in sanskrit translates to mean SELFLESS SERVICE. Our trips are designed to meet the calling of SEVA and in addition offer an adventure of travel and an experience of a beautiful cultural immersion to this special country of Haiti. The aim is to promote eco tourism with visions of boosting an ever struggling economy and to include an aspect of self-care, by bringing service to the self concurrently with service for others, in the way of a yoga retreat with daily yoga classes, healthy meals and excursions to breath-taking locations.
On top of it all (at the bottom of it all) is the core aspect of charitable givings brought in by the efforts of each individual SEVA participant. Of greatest impact is the financial contributions received by Devoted to Children coming from the time, energy and love put out by each SEVA volunteer.
Setting D2C SEVA trips apart from other volunteer trips, most commonly mission volunteer trips present in the country of Haiti, in addition to all the above, is that D2C is privately funded by personal donors and corporations, as opposed to the church. Fundraising by our hard working, extremely passionate, inspired, creative volunteers and volunteer staff is what allows Devoted to Children Foundation to exist. These efforts in fundraising prior to the trip are making a huge SEVA impact for the volunteers, the D2C kids house and the design of the trip unique to itself.
So next time you are thinking of doing something of this nature you may want to consider this is a chance to practice SEVA, selfless service, learn about another culture, that is not often reported about, and travel to an area that is vibrant with culture and beauty but that also suffered incredible hardships.
We hope you will join us. ~Amber Charne