- We believe that working alongside locals on meaningful service projects provides a rich opportunity for cross-cultural exchange and understanding, fostering a sense of global citizenry and human connection.
- We believe that volunteer travel helps young people develop self-confidence, empathy and leadership skills. Families build lasting bonds as they work together for positive change.
- We believe that, by sharing these transformative travel experiences, we can inspire others to take their own journeys for good and encourage volunteerism at home and abroad.
Working with people or animals, short-term or long, student or senior, solo or family — the ways to volunteer are as varied as your individual interest.
We hope to provide you with the inspiration and information you need to find the perfect volunteer travel experience for you. And whatever you choose, we wish you these indelible rewards: a deep and meaningful experience, a connection to the global community, a sense of pride and accomplishment, a fresh perspective.
Inspiration: Through our original blog and video content, you can explore the range of opportunities to fine tune the right kind of trip for you.
Information: Resources, links, tour information, travel details and other cool stuff will help you take the next steps in your research process.
Celebration: Check in often to find out what our voluntour heroes are up to around the world. You never know what our next story will be.
And please, help us spread the word…..we are committed to growing this community of like-minded global citizens.
Over the last 20 years, Emmy award-winning husband and wife production team Steve and Joanie Wynn have traveled the world together, producing stories for Travel Channel, History Channel, Discovery, HBO and Conservation Corporation Africa.
They returned home inspired and motivated. They decided to develop Journeys for Good as a way to use their storytelling skills to give back. They want to spread the message of volunteer travel & bring awareness to the important underlying humanitarian issues and challenges which face impoverished communities around the world.
In December of 2012, the Wynns took another volunteer trip, this time with their son Ryan. They traveled to Cambodia with non-profit voluntour operator Globe Aware. Again, they documented the experience as they worked alongside a dedicated group of volunteers. They built wheelchairs for landmine victims, taught English to local school kids and worked on several short-term construction projects for disabled families in and around Siem Reap. Their half-hour program “Journeys for Good: Cambodia” is the pilot for a series they are currently developing for public television. In December 2013, it aired on KQED-TV San Francisco, receiving two regional Emmy awards, including best cultural/historical program.
Steve and Joanie own and operate Bayside Entertainment, a full-service video production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the past fifteen years, they have produced projects for clients like zynga, Lucasfilm, Sony, Walt Disney and Electronic Arts. In addition to work for their Fortune 500 clients, they also enjoy producing video for smaller companies and non-profits. Their dream is to use their skills as storytellers to celebrate service travel and the global partners that make it an impactful and transformative way to travel.
The Wynn family lives in Northern California with their son Ryan and dog Jasper.