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Ventures Travel plans, coordinates and staffs vacations for adults with developmental disabilities. A typical group consists of two travel staff and 4-7 travelers. We coordinate about 75 vacations/year to destinations throughout the US. Most of our trips depart from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and last from 3-10 days.

Here's what we look for in Travel leaders:

  • An adventuresome spirit
  • Sound reasoning skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage needs of our travelers
  • Ability to be calm in potentially stressful situations
  • Teamwork skills
  • Safety as a priority

Travel staff are responsible for the overall safety and enjoyment of the group, 24 hours a day. Some of the duties include: managing the trip budget, meds management, providing both physical and emotional support, assisting our travelers with personal cares, writing summaries of travelers' experiences, activity planning and most importantly, providing a memorable vacation for each traveler! The work can be challenging yet so very rewarding!

Travel leaders must be at least 21, have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Certifications in medication administration, CPR, and First Aid are beneficial, but training is available. A college major in a related field is preferred but experience with people with developmental or physical disabilities is equally valuable. Must be able to assist with direct-care needs of travelers, be physically strong and mentally alert, and have effective communication skills.

People interested in volunteering their time as a travel leader are welcome to apply also.

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Ventures Travel
3600 Holly Lane N. #95
Plymouth, MN 55447

Phone: 952.852.0107
Toll Free: 866.692.7400

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Venture Travel, and its parent company True Friends, is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.


True Friends Programs and Services: COVID-19 Update

True Friends has been receiving a variety of questions regarding the impact COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may have on our programs and services.

Following the MN state mandate, all True Friends locations are closed and services have been suspended until the “Stay At Home” order comes to a tentative close on April 10, 2020.

Unless noted below, all programs and services will be suspended through April 10, 2020. True Friends may tentatively resume onsite operations on Monday, April 13:

  • • The retreat program, Conference and Retreat, has suspended all services until May 17.
  • • The team building program, Team Quest, has suspended all services until May 17.
  • • The travel program, Ventures Travel, has suspended trips until April 30.
  • • Volunteer services is suspending volunteer opportunities until June 1.

True Friends will continue to follow the directions and protocols set by the CDC and WHO, as well as state and local agencies. If you have program specific questions or needs, please reach out to our staff who are working remotely to prepare for when program and services are back up and running again.

If you have any general questions or concerns please call 952.852.0101, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ,or reach out to us via email at

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

John LeBlanc, President and CEO