Animal Experience International is a certified B Corporation. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. For more information please visit the B Corporation website.
Our commitment is not only to changing the lives of AEI clients and members, but to changing the lives of our placement partners as well. One of the goals of AEI is to encourage our clients to share their knowledge. Veterinarians, accountants and chefs all have very different skill sets but each has the potential to make a difference in a very real way. There will be no placements for the sake of placements. All of the AEI Experiences will be built around what the placement needs. We encourage our clients to ask questions, be engaged and learn from the Placement Partners. Education will be flowing in both directions on AEI Experiences. In this way AEI’s clients can not only aid animals around the world, but their impact can be making a significant difference to the people and communities as well.
AEI is committed to making sustainable and long lasting connections by partnering with only the very best organizations around the world. In order to accomplish this, we have committed to sending an AEI Field Officer to assess each of our Placement Partners. By personally visiting the Placement Partners, we hope to ensure that the placements will be genuinely aiding animals and that our presence will be beneficial to the community. This means that clients can be assured that the Placement Partners are being represented accurately and that AEI Experiences will be of the best possible quality.
AEI is committed to providing affordable experiences and fundraising support to all our clients. Travel and volunteering is not only for those who can afford it; we believe it should be for whoever is passionate and wants to help. AEI provides free fundraising coaching and ideas for those who want to fundraise to pay their volunteer fees.
AEI is committed to ethical environmental practices and realizes that air travel is a contributor to climate change and environmental degradation. We have partnered with The Carbon Farmer to make 100% of the travel associated with our trips carbon balanced. To see the number of trees we have helped plant, please visit our virtual forest.
AEI is committed to ethical travel for all. We understand the negative impact that volunteer tourism can potentially have and with that understanding comes the responsibility for AEI to do more than just send clients abroad. Through constant communication with our Placement Partners and their communities, by visiting the placements and by educating our clients, AEI strives to provide the most responsible impact possible. We all make a difference. AEI is committed to ensuring our clients make a valuable and positive impact on their own lives as well as the lives of our Placement Partners around the world.
AEI is committed to offering our clients professional learning opportunities that will not only help them grow as individuals but also help their professional development. In order to assist veterinary technologists, technicians and nurses AEI has partnered with professional veterinary and medical associations. If you would like your association to partner with AEI please contact us today!
Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT)- All AEI experiences are pre-approved placements. All OAVT members who participate in AEI Experiences are eligible for a minimum of 5 Continuing Education Credits.
AEI is committed to offering our clients the most ethical and affordable experiences. That’s why we are proud to announce AEI’s Responsible Partners.
All of our clients are automatically signed up for the International Volunteer Card. An AEI membership get's you: Travel Insurance, 24/7 Assistance, Discounts at Target, Hyatt, eBags, Hertz and 100,000 more! This partnership means our clients are fully supported before, during and after their Experience.
Volunteer Forever offers a crowdfunding platform where you can create a customized page highlighting your project and fundraising needs and receive online donations towards your trip. The Volunteer Forever crowdfunding tool allows you to tap into the power of social media and your extended networks to reach out to as many people as possible. The donation process is simple and even allows for donors to share your campaign with their own networks!
AEI's company clothing has been designed and made by local and amazing talent! Committed to staying local and supporting talented artists we chose Peach Berserk to dress us for conferences, speaking engagements, traveling and everything in between. We couldn't be happier with the designs. If you would like to order your one of a kind, personally Toronto made wearable art, please visit their website or contact us!
We are committed to being an example of a fair and ethical office. We have added our name to The Fair Pages database and have committed to 91 fair actions for all of our employees and partners to comply with. Please read more about our commitments in the fields: environmental issues, animal welfare, animal, rights, endangered species, human rights, fair trade, women's rights, social equality, aid/charity and ethical finance/investment.
,Glimpse Media generously donated all of the vibrant and professional AEI logos. We partnered with them because we loved their aesthetics, down-to-earth attitude and their commitment to charities and community development. They are an extremely imaginative partner who encourages growth and imagination in many small businesses and charities around the world.
The Carbon Farmer and AEI have partnered to make every extraordinary trip carbon balanced. The Carbon Farmer is a Canadian, family-run business that has not only shown their commitment to lowering the carbon footprint of their clients, but also to the naturalization of Northern Alberta.whereRyou is a social network travel site that you can use to learn even more about the countries you will be visiting. Get insider information, swap travel stories and plan your next adventure! We are excited partner with a group that gets people inspired to get up, go out and live!
Silver & Grace is more than just a company. It is a community of women over forty, and a good number of younger gals, from around the globe. Each member shares her own unique gifts of knowledge and wisdom. The knowledge and wisdom of the other members then grows. It is a glorious circle.
D. Kyes Consulting: For our website development and software consulting, AEI has partnered with D. Kyes Consulting, a local innovative business that has shown a passion for travel and social enterprise. This company has generously donated time to help us design and optimize our site.
Zazzle is an online marketplace we chose for our merchandise sales. Using a third party marketplace that does individual made- to-order items means there is no extra merchandise printed. Our shipping cost (both financial and environmental) is drastically decreased since the merchandise is only shipped once– straight to our clients.