Travel. Experience. Transform.
Have you ever wished you could see the impact of your contributions firsthand? Or meet children and families in another country who are benefitting from Plan's programs? Here is your opportunity!
Visiting your sponsored child is a rewarding way to see the impact of your contributions. Sponsor visits provide an opportunity to meet the child you are sponsoring, tour their community and see firsthand the projects made possible through sponsorship. If you would like to plan a visit please contact us or call a Donor Relations Executive at 1-800-556-7918.
You can also join Plan for one of our upcoming Destinations field trips. Destinations field trips are fully-escorted tours designed for small groups of 10-15 travelers, giving you a personalized experience and an in-depth understanding of the work you so generously support. Below you'll find descriptions of our upcoming Destinations field trips and a few of the most commonly asked questions, and answers, about visiting the field.
Join us for these insightful and unforgettable experiences that will change the way you see the world. For more information, please call Nancy Isabel at 401-562-8445 or email us at PersonalGiving@Planusa.org.
“I went to Honduras with Plan to see firsthand their work with children in a developing country. I’m a believer! The work is incredible, life changing, empowering and very much appreciated by children and communities.” —Jayne Bentzen
Questions and Answers About Field Visits
What are the first steps I need to take to plan my visit?
All sponsor visits and Destinations field trips must be arranged through our office at Plan International USA. Unauthorized visits will not be allowed and Plan’s Zero Tolerance policy will be strictly enforced. For the protection of the children in our programs, we require all visitors (18 years and older) who are visiting the field to read and sign our Child Protection Standards and to undergo a background check:
- Read Plan's Child Protection Standards, which includes our Visit Policy.
- Fill out the form acknowledging that you have read the Child Protection Standards and agree to comply with these policies.
- Fill out and have notarized the form authorizing a Criminal Background Check.
- Return signed forms to Plan International USA, 155 Plan Way, Warwick RI 02886.
Once your forms are received and processed, a Donor Relations Executive will contact you regarding the next steps to planning your individual visit.
For general information on sponsor visits, or if you have more specific plans, please http://www.travel.state.gov/
Just a note: Visits are a rewarding experience for all involved and, if such travel is feasible for you, we highly recommend taking this journey. A community usually plans a special celebration, meal or special event to honor the visitor and it is a great disappointment to sponsored children and others when a visit is changed at the last minute. We would appreciate your sensitivity to this while in the planning process. For information on planning a visit, please contact a Donor Relations Executive or call 1-800-556-7918.