Locally led & socially responsible
Locally led & socially responsible
Because you deserve to find your purpose. There is an entire world out there. You want to experience it while leaving a positive impact. But how? That’s why we started GIVE. We offer meaningful trips that combine sustainable volunteer projects, cultural immersion, and epic adventure so you can discover the world and your purpose in it.
GIVE trips will transform your life, igniting new passions and inspiring incredible personal growth. Work hard, play hard alongside our host community members. Immerse yourself in new worlds, break down cultural barriers and build up lifelong friendships. And, most volunteers choose to stay involved long after their experience ends, becoming lifelong global citizens.
The impact you’ll make
empowering communities from the ground up
Work alongside community members on sustainable projects that drive lasting change — education, eco-friendly infrastructure, regenerative agriculture, women’s empowerment, reforestation and wildlife conservation projects.
The stories you’ll tell
of off-the-beaten-path adventures
Build lifelong friendships with our community-driven approach that immerses you in local cultures and takes you on epic, eye-opening adventures like trekking with elephants, sand-boarding down volcanoes, and going on wildlife safaris, while volunteering in unbelievable locations.
The world you’ll change
as a lifelong global citizen
Help solve the world’s greatest challenges and ignite sustainable development as a lifetime good-will ambassador, inspiring future generations by helping to build meaningful and lasting change.
12 years of meaningful travel
More than 7,300 past volunteers
4.9/5 ratings on TourRadar and GoOverseas
30% of past volunteers travel with GIVE again!
BEST INVESTMENT I HAVE EVER MADE
- Bailey, Tanzania
360° Travel Support
We provide unmatched support: booking flights, fundraising, you name it. Whether it’s helping first-time travelers navigate layovers, working with concerned parents, or navigating a pandemic, we're here for you. Simply put: we care.
Local community members have full ownership over our grassroots service projects and are employed by GIVE annually to oversee project progress. From project planning to implementation with GIVE our, host communities lead the way.
When strangers become family: form lasting, deep friendships with your fellow travelers and host community members. Stay connected and continue your impact through our GIVE Ambassador program and GIVE groups across the country.
Our worry-free booking policy gives you the flexibility to change your trip dates and/or location as many times as you need, free of charge. Trip deposits are also good-for-life so you can book your trip with confidence!
Not a placement agency
The entire GIVE experience is operated by GIVE, which deepens your personal involvement. We do not send you off to third-party entities. Instead, GIVE works closely with our host community members and nonprofits.
Confidently step outside of your comfort zone and conquer new fears. Discover new worlds while connecting deeper with yourself and others. Become an engaged global citizen and continue your impact.
How it works
we're here to support your life-changing journey
1. Choose your adventure
With trips from 1-7 weeks in 5 countries, we have the culturally immersive, transformative experience you've been looking for.
2. Get ready with GIVE's support
From booking flights to packing lists, we're here for you every step of the way. We provide unparalleled support before, during, and after your trip.
3. Embark on the trip of a lifetime
Travel to extraordinary new worlds, immerse yourself in local cultures and build lifelong relationships. Read reviews from past travelers of the impact on their lives.
Who we are
and why we do what we do
GIVE’s Mission: To inspire growth, empower global citizens, and ignite sustainable change worldwide.
GIVE’s Promise: People, Projects & Principles Above Profit
With over 10 million people volunteering abroad each year and more than a thousand different organizations offering volunteer programs abroad, it’s no surprise that one of the most common questions we hear is, “What makes GIVE different?” In fact, it was this very question that inspired GIVE’s founding in 2011. After witnessing the good, the bad and the downright ugly sides of the volunteer tourism industry, we ultimately determined that there is real potential for international volunteers to have positive impacts in lower-income countries, but it would require a fresh, focused approach to truly foster sustainable change. That’s why we’ve made a lasting commitment to put people, projects and principles above profit. SEE MORE
GIVE’s Family: Happy People Sail Fast
This principle is clearly manifested in both our host community members and volunteers, and it all starts with our unrivaled team of staff. The GIVE family is a concept we’ve fostered since day one, as we’ve established a clear pipeline for international staff to learn and grow over several years of experience in the field. All of our international staff started as GIVE volunteers, gained necessary certifications and skill sets during GIVE’s WILD course, went on to increase their involvement as in-country interns, and are now facilitating an unparalleled volunteer experience as GIVE Guides and Project Coordinators. We are also proud to employ local Guides and Project Coordinators in each of our destinations, who act as a critical link between our volunteers and the communities we empower. These are truly some of the most passionate, responsible and inspiring human beings on the planet! SEE MORE.
What our volunteers are saying
real reviews from our volunteers
“GIVE changed my entire life. From the very first day of reaching the island of Zanzibar, I saw the world in a different light. The cliche expectations of serving others and volunteering were achieved but I had no idea that I would experience the best 2 weeks of my life. Giving is a lot more than monetary handouts. If you want to change the world, go and get your hands a little dirty. But trust me when I say that the locals will help you more than you could ever help them. Don’t sit and wonder what it’s like or ask others what it’s like. Go. Go and give your time and effort with the best organization you could find.” – Chase, Tanzania
“There is no other tour. Regular tourists go to touristy locations and crowded spaces full of people vacationing. This trip gives you the opportunity to be in remote villages that no other tourist will experience. You’re surrounded by Thai culture and learn some of the language. If you want to be immersed and experience Thailand with strangers that become best friends, I recommend GIVE. ” – Daija, Thailand
“Do it. It is the best thing that you will ever do. The people you meet, the friendships that feel like family, and the difference you are making. If you are ever traveling whilst volunteering I’d go with GIVE a million times over because of their morals and ethics towards how to go about working with these communities.” -Erin, Laos
“I have never been so affected by a trip or a group of people in my life. Give has offered me the chance to grow as a person and help others who I believe are deserving of every possible opportunity I have, and they have given me more than I thought I would receive. They have given me a new family, a new home, and a new mission and passion in life. GIVE motivated me to change my major to sustainability, to educate all those in my life on ways in which we can be less harmful to our environment and to educate them on different cultures. I have learned more about myself and who I am. I now am part of a community that will forever be connected worldwide. The work itself was rewarding in various ways and that combined with really immersing ourselves in their culture multiplied that reward by thousands. I have been abroad before and have one volunteer work in the past but nothing compares to this trip and these people” – Alexandra, Nicaragua
“Highly recommend traveling with this group and on this trip! It was such an amazing experience I will never forget. I loved volunteering and learning about the community, and everyone on the trip was so great to work alongside with! I loved my hosts and guides. I also travelled during some of the difficult post-COVID summer travel, and while I experienced flight delays, GIVE was there 24/7 on-call if anything was to happen and they were incredibly helpful in this aspect. Flying alone felt scary as a young female, and across the world too-but GIVE made me feel so comfortable and safe throughout the entire process.” – Jasmine, Tanzania
“I had an amazing two weeks in Sop Chem, Laos with my new family of global citizens! We were “small but mighty!” I learned so much while teaching English to local children, building sustainable classrooms with walls made of plastic bottles, playing volleyball and swimming in the river with the villagers, learning to fish, caving, zip lining, and much much more! I am proud to be a global citizen! Khoi Hak Jau Laos!” – Tashi, Thailand & Laos
“This experience has completely changed my life. It taught me more about myself, what I value, and the world outside my comfort zone. My Nicaragua trip was more than just an adventure to a different country, but rather a trip that allowed me to fully immerse into the culture of the Nica people.” – Joanna, Nicaragua
“My trip with GIVE was the most life changing experience I’ve ever had. I’ve never been so immersed in a foreign culture and learned so much in so little time. I guess spending all day every day working, playing, and learning with these welcoming, friendly people gets to you. GIVE also really cares for their volunteers and strives to make a difference in the world. I was really impressed by GIVE and how well thought out their program is. Everything is carefully planned, from how the program supports the local economy to how much time is allotted for every activity.” Carlos, SE Asia Package