An ADRA Connections experience is a life-changing opportunity to travel to ADRA’s projects around the globe and experience first-hand the vitally important development work that ADRA does. 

You will be involved in a variety of ADRA’s projects, from training, monitoring photographic and story writing, to renovations, repairs, playground refurbishment or building, to farming, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene education, or micro-business skill support, to working with communities in disaster zones teaching them how to be prepared in a disaster or helping to rebuild after a disaster – there are a huge range of ways you can be involved in the work of ADRA!

Getting Involved
If you are interested in participating in a Connections trip as either an individual, or part of a team, please contact our ADRA Connections Coordinator who will be able to provide more information regarding trip availability.

For further information about the Connections experience, visit our Connections Frequently Asked Questions page.
Also, check out what other people have to say about the ADRA Connections Experience.

Upcoming Team Trips 

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Wash away poverty in Vanuatu by helping build latrines and tap stands to provide communities with access to safe water.

Please contact ADRA to express your interest.




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Help build safe hygiene facilities and run a kids club.

Please contact ADRA to express your interest.




Costs For Connections

An ADRA Connections trip is an enriching experience in ADRA’s development work, where you have the opportunity to be involved in ADRA’s work first-hand, in a safe and culturally appropriate manner. Costs for your ADRA Connections trip have been set up with this in mind. The cost of the trip has been split into two different parts 1. ADRA Donation 2. Personal Cost. Please note, the outlined cost does not include travel expenses which in this case refer to; flights to get to project country, extra baggage, airport tax, passport & or visas fees, first aid kit, and any additional sightseeing not included in the itinerary. These costs are the participant’s responsibility, including all bookings and arrangements.


Connections Trip cost breakdown:


ADRA Donation Costs

ADRA Donation Costs include: the cost for all materials and equipment for project work; project management and monitoring; and accommodation, food and transport while on project. The ADRA Donation Costs are fully tax-deductible (for New Zealander donors) and fully fund-raiseable. This component must be paid in full to ADRA New Zealand two months before departure.


Personal Costs

Personal Costs include: a $250 non-refundable commitment deposit payment; comprehensive insurance cover through RMS (Risk Management Services); International SOS medical and emergency cover; sightseeing costs as included in the itinerary; all accommodation and travel while sightseeing, and most food (you may need to buy your own meals on transit days). Unfortunately, this not tax-deductible. This component is to be paid in full to ADRA New Zealand one month before departure.