Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit • Mexico

Destination:PEACE was born out of an idea to couple volunteer opportunities with the amazing landscape that the Bay of Banderas offers as a vacation destination. During a Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacation, guests will experience another culture while making a difference in the lives of others: children, women, families, animals and the environment.

Sisters Molly Fisher and Katherine Fisher came up with the concept of Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations. PEACE Mexico, an organization that has been in existence since 2004, gave them the platform to create these special and unique volunteer vacations.

Katherine is a visionary businesswoman who has creatively found a way to balance her life's passions and practical skills into a social venture. After many years as a PEACE volunteer and multiple years serving on the Board of Directors, Katherine saw an opportunity to bring mind, body and spirit together and found Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations.

We Believe YOU Will Make a Difference

When Katherine Fisher discovered Bikram Yoga, she fell in love with the practice for both its meditative and physically challenging aspects, changing her perspective on what it truly means to be healthy. It was this outlook that led her to believe that like-minded yoga participants would enjoy combining this healthy practice with the opportunity to bring support to struggling families and animals in Mexico. Thanks to her tireless commitment Destination:PEACE was born.

Katherine combined her background in business and sales with her passion for Yoga and has committed herself full time to build, organize and promote Destination:PEACE – a volunteer vacation program that brings funding to non-profits in Mexico while allowing volunteers to serve the local community and fulfill their own vacation and inspirational needs. She hopes to see Destination:PEACE grow from infancy to maturity and become self sustainable.
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Molly is a philanthropic entrepreneur who is in the business of positive change, empowerment, and social justice. Since 1999, she has lived in Mexico and dedicated herself fully to implementing appropriate and sustainable programs to serve the needs of local communities.

In 2005, Molly formally organized and founded PEACE, a non-profit organization focused on Protection, Education, Animals, Culture, and Environment. In four short years PEACE has grown to a major organization in the Puerta Vallarta region – in 2008 alone more than 450 students participated in after school programs, over 3,500 animals received medical attention, 40 women earned a living through the artesian program, and 550 students took part in environmental education projects… and the list goes on.

Molly serves PEACE as the Executive Director and continues to grow and build the organization every day, constantly striving for sustainability to ensure that these successful programs will continue long into the future.

Our mission statement is to provide a unique and luxurious volunteer vacation including immersion in another culture and working side by side with other volunteers.

We envision everyone taking at least one Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacation, and hopefully many in a lifetime, so that they can experience the amazing bond that is created between those that give and those that receive.

More now than ever, people are thinking about those less fortunate and giving money isn’t always personal enough. Through Destination:PEACE guests enjoy a hands on experience that proves to be life changing for both themselves and those they touch through the various activities.

We believe that one person can make a positive change.

We believe that most people want to make a positive difference in the world.

We believe that we can connect people who want to make a difference with productive volunteer opportunities.

We believe in making a difference in the lives of people and animals through creating constant education.

Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations

You choose your own dates! We do all the work and create a volunteer vacation that works for you and your group! You just need 4 people to make this happen!

The Personal Journey

You will embark on a personal journey for yourself. Each vacation combines volunteerism with the relaxing practice of yoga, taught by credentialed yoga instructors, spoils you with authentic Mexican cuisine, and enables you to explore the region.

There is a beautiful balance between the volunteer opportunities and the time to reflect and relax here in Mexico. We want you to enjoy yourself so much that you come back year after year.

Each Volunteer Vacation is unique in that they offer active and cultural activities. Depending on the season, here are some of the activities you may enjoy: hiking, yoga, Thai yoga massage, cooking class, art class, soaking in local hot springs and much more.

Depending on the group, we also will offer Ayurveda consultations.

There is no experience necessary. Just bring yourself and some sunscreen!

There is no age requirement. Kids under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Why Destination:PEACE? Because you will...

•  Engage in rewarding volunteer experiences
•  Forge meaningful relationships with the community both with animals and people
•  Luxuriate in beautiful accommodations
•  Immerse yourself in the local culture
•  Indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine
•  Reunite your mind, body and spirit through Yoga and other activities

Get started NOW! Download our registration packet (PDF) and send it to katherine@destinationpeace.com

Last updated: April 27, 2017 · Charity ID: 912

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