Vine Trust

The Vine Trust is an international, interdenominational volunteering charity with a vision to see communities transformed. 

The charity brings opportunity, health and hope to disadvantaged areas and marginalized people in Peru and Tanzania, with a particular concern for vulnerable children and the health of village communities in remote locations.

We also have a global citizenship programme, encouraging young people to think about the wider world and how they can be responsible citizens on a local, national and international level. This is achieved through involving schools and youth groups in global citizenship workshops and two-week overseas trips to Tanzania and Peru. 

We have three main streams to our volunteering work: 

1. Medical and dental work aboard our 'Jubille Hope' and 'Amazon Hope' ships in Peru and Tanzania

2. Construction work parties, building indivudal family homes and larger children's centres for vulnerable communities in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania

3. School expeditions for secondary school pupils, helping on maintenance and work party projects in Peru and Tanzania. 

All trips are 2 weeks long, offering volunteers the opportunity to make a real and signifcant difference to communities in a short timescale. We are very aware of the dangers of 'voluntourism' and work hard to ensure that our trips are ethical and put people at the centre of all we do. 

Vine Trust’s vision and ethos is ‘connecting people to change lives’— not only the lives of the communities with which we partner overseas, but also the lives of the volunteers themselves. We recognise that we can’t do everything, but we can all do something, and encourage all our volunteers to make a difference on both an individual and corporate level. 


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Vine Trust Reviews

2015 Peru trip

With vine trust you go on a once in a lifetime adventure, meet really special people and at the same time carry out amazing work to help others.

By: Merryn Duncan
Nationality: Scottish
Age: 21

Past experience

It was the best experience I had. I would definitely go back there. The leaders that took us out there are outstanding. If anyone is struggling to decide on whether to sign up for the chance to go out in wold definitely recommend it

By: Fraser
Nationality: Scottish
Age: 18

Vine Trust Peru 2013

I went on a High School trip to Peru with Vine Trust in 2013 and it was the best decision I could have ever made.
I met the most amazing people, experienced a breathtaking culture and helped where I could improve the lives of others which was extremely fulfilling and also humbling.
I would recommend these opportunities to anyone and everyone.
It changed my life.

By: Hannah Herron
Nationality: British
Age: 21

Tanzania School Expedition

Absolutely amazing experience. Met some of the nicest people ever and you got a real sense of the community and life in and around Moshi. Would highly recommend to anyone considering volunteering in the future

By: Andrew B
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 17

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