Volunteer Abroad and Change Your Life
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GIVE is an established leader in sustainable volunteer and adventure travel. We are dedicated to empowering local communities and awakening our volunteers. Prepare yourself to explore the most incredible corners of the globe and make discoveries that will last a lifetime.
GIVE is passionate about creating authentic, transformative opportunities for volunteers to help build critical infrastructure in impoverished areas, learn about other cultures, reflect on their own ability to empower marginalized communities, and ultimately become leaders in sustainable development. We continue to empower volunteers and drive social change through post-trip resources and a network of past volunteers. All of this is done while ensuring that volunteers have many unforgettable adventures, are able to explore the country they are in, and soak up life on the open road. In 2013, two GIVE trips were awarded TourRadar.com’s “Most Amazing” list due to rave reviews from past volunteers.
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Empower Host Communities
GIVE is extremely committed to empowering our host communities. On the ground, we undertake carefully thought out service projects using the Asset-Based Community Development framework (ABCD), which is widely recognized as a best practice in the academic world. This approach entails partnering with community leaders to identify existing assets and cultivate their potential for positive change. Recent examples include constructing a technical school in Nicaragua using 15,000 repurposed plastic bottles, building a fresh water source for a village of 600 in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and running English education programs. GIVE has long-term funding plans to see all projects through their life-cycle, committing resources and time to ensure that they are executed.
Go on the Adventure of a Lifetime
Push your personal boundaries while breaking down cultural barriers, learning about the world, and having the time of your life! GIVE offers volunteers a wide array of cultural immersion and adventure activities on their trips. Adventure is courageous and contagious! Whether scuba diving in vibrant Caribbean waters, witnessing lions in the heart of the African savannah, or playing with Elephants and exploring jungle villages in northern Thailand, you will have many opportunities to experience life to the fullest while abroad.
Earn College Credit Traveling the World
GIVE offers an accredited online academic course in conjunction with our trips to enable volunteers reflect on their experience. The course, UNIV 304: International Sustainable Development, challenges students to think about life in their GIVE host country and their ability to assist marginalized communities. The course is credit bearing and is transferrable to most major universities.
Ignite Sustainable Change
GIVE is committed to developing global citizens who ignite social change. We provide educational and engagement opportunities upon their return home. Our ultimate goal is to create a network of professionals who are committed to philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. We are extremely proud that GIVE has inspired numerous alumni to alter their professional trajectory to focus on sustainable development, and are committed to dedicating time and resources to empowering as many leaders as possible.