Vine Trust

The Vine Trust

The Vine Trust is an international interdenominational volunteering charity, which seeks to enable volunteers to make a real and significant difference to some of the poorest children and communities in the world. 

The Vine Trust was established in 1985 as a local community response to the famine in Ethiopia and Sudan by churches in Bo’ness, Scotland who felt compelled to do something.  The work has expanded, principally in South America and East Africa.

Healthcare, children and education have been key priorities in building the capacity of local partners to meet local needs.  The Amazon Hope Medical Programme provides a healthcare service for over 100,000 patients annually in Peru through two medical ships, and the model has now been extended to Lake Victoria, Tanzania.  Several children’s homes, children’s centres and family homes have also been built.

Connecting people to change lives is the aim and the goal for both overseas partners and volunteers alike.

The Vine Trust's philosophy is: We cannot do everything. We can all do something.