Travel with Purpose

Want to see the world & make a positive impact? Us too.

Our immersive, all-inclusive, award-winning trips engage you in authentic cultural experiences, meaningful volunteer projects, and off-the-beaten-path adventures. Discover the world and find your purpose in it with GIVE.

Explore GIVE Trips

Travel with Purpose

Want to see the world & make a positive impact? Us too.

Our immersive trips engage you in authentic cultural experiences, meaningful projects, and off-the-beaten-path adventures.
Discover the world and find your purpose in it with GIVE.

 

Explore GIVE Trips

Transformative & Immersive Travel Experience

 

Give Volunteers Locally led & sustainably operated

All-inclusive itineraries
& 360° Support

 

Transformative & Immersive Travel

Give Volunteers Locally led & socially responsible

360° Support & All-Inclusive itineraries

 Meaningful travel With GivE

You deserve to find your purpose. You’re eager to explore the world and have a positive impact. But how? Our all-inclusive trips engage you in meaningful volunteer projects, authentic cultural immersion, and epic adventures so you can discover the world and find your purpose in it.

Our award-winning trips will transform your life, igniting new passions and inspiring incredible personal growth. Work hard, play hard alongside local people on locally-led projects, immerse yourself in new cultures, build lifelong friendships, and become a global citizen with GIVE.

  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.

GIVE is SO organized and they plan out absolutely everything so you get the absolute fullest experience. Having the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in a culture and see how they live, work, and treat others has been a gift on its own and has changed my perspective on everything around me for the rest of my life! If you’re considering, book it.”

– Jordan, Tanzania Volunteer

Over 12 years of meaningful travel

Since 2011, GIVE has led hundreds of trips for more than 8,000 past volunteers. Over 30% choose to travel with GIVE again!

 





 Recent Awards 

 

Recognized United Nations’ Climate Change Conference as Actionists for the COP28 UAE

 

Creating the Spark for Sustainable Development

 

The GIVE Experience

 

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.

Locally-led Projects

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.

Lifelong Friendships

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.

Worry-free booking

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 good-for-life so you can book your trip with confidence!

Fully-Guided Trips

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.

Personal Growth

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.

BEST INVESTMENT I HAVE EVER MADE

- Bailey, Tanzania

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 a life-changing experience

Immerse yourself in local cultures, transform your life, and build lifelong friendships. Read past travelers' reviews of the impact on their lives.

What our travelers are saying

real reviews from past GIVE travelers

“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.

 

Learn more about our Tanzania trip.

 

“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

Learn more about our Thailand trip.

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

Learn more about our Laos trip.

“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… I have learned more about myself and who I am. I now am part of a community that will forever be connected worldwide…I have been abroad before and have done volunteer work in the past but nothing compares to this trip and these people” – Alexandra, Nicaragua

Learn more about our Nicaragua trip.

“This trip was a life changing experience to have. You get to immerse yourself in the culture and learn something new every minute you’re there. You get to meet locals and natives of Hawai’i and learn their stories and ancestry lineage and work with them in helping with bringing back their culture. Wither by helping on sustainable farms or cleaning up on beach sides, you get to become connected to the land and the people you’re helping. You also get to meet new people from around the world and hear about why they are also there to help and what their own stories are as well. It is an eye opening and life changing experience and it is worth the time and effort that is put into getting on the trip” – Hailey, Hawai’i

Learn more about our Hawai’i trip.

“I learned, experienced and grew so much on this trip. I signed up because I was excited about elephants and scuba diving, but the reasons I’ll definitely go on another GIVE trip is the connections I made and the growth I experienced.” – Dan, Thailand Scuba

Learn more about our Scuba Conservation trip.

“Spending a week learning about elephants through their mahout was incredible! We were able to see a bond between the two and learn all about the beauty and intelligence of Asian elephants. Visiting the sanctuaries and trekking through the jungle was so cool and I made lifelong friends!” – Ava, Elephant Experience

Learn more about our Elephant Experience trip.

“This was such a unique experience that allowed me to learn more about conservation and the importance of mindfulness about the land that we live on. I was able to learn more about the Snoqualmie tribe while responsibly working and recreating in their landscape. The people I’ve met are so special and as passionate as I am! The volunteer work and experiences that we accomplished in such a small period of time was truly inspiring and got me thinking about a career in conservation and sustainability.” – Nick, Pacific NW

Learn more about our Pacific NW trip.

“I completed the WILD course this past March, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had as a student. I honestly did not think I could learn as much as I did within one week, and the course was a perfect balance of learning and fun. Not only did we get to learn in the classroom, but we would venture out into the Cascade Mountains and do real-time Wilderness First Aid scenarios, which solidified our knowledge of the topics we discussed. The lodge staff was so kind and went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable stay, and the fellow students I met during the course were awesome and we have stayed in-touch with one another since! Those running the course were not only great teachers, but created an inspiring, nurturing, and fun environment for each student to step into their own leadership roles.” – Haylie, WILD

Learn more about our WILD course.

“Costa Rica is the most beautiful country I’ve ever been to. You really get to see the entire country from the jungle to the Caribbean. I learned so much about permaculture and how to apply it to all things in life. Can’t wait for my next GIVE trip! ” – Carly, Costa Rica

Learn more about our Costa Rica trip.

Who we are

and why we do what we do

GIVE’s Mission: To inspire growth, empower global citizens, and ignite sustainable change worldwide.

We believe growth and substantive change comes from taking what communities already have and motivating them to achieve more. Our commitment to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) ensures a sustainable community model that combines local resources and know-how with innovative, eco-friendly techniques. When identifying projects, we unite our communities around issues that inspire its members to act, and then work alongside local leaders to form a long-term plan of action that empowers local stakeholders to maintain these initiatives. Furthermore, through providing hands-on, eye-opening learning experiences that foster authentic connections between our volunteers and host community members, we aim to activate global citizens who will continue to spread GIVE’s values and ultimately ignite sustainable change worldwide. SEE MORE

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.

The Places You’ll explore

On our immersive, one-of-a-kind trips




GIVE Locations GIVE WILD GIVE Nicaragua GIVE Tanzania GIVE Locations GIVE Laos GIVE Thailand GIVE SE Asia

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