GIVE Blog

Why GIVE Stands Out

Why GIVE Stands Out Written by: Hallie Pratt & Daniela Martinez 1. Our Volunteer’s come back for more More than 30% of volunteers return for multiple trips! Check out our outstanding reviews from past volunteers (and even their parents). GIVE trips don’t end...

The Chronicles of Happy Stories: The Chief

The Chronicles of Happy: The Chief Written by: Maeve Reiss My travels began. I sat in seat 43B, taking the window seat, with my two bags, a neck pillow, and my journal. From the moment I stepped off the plane after almost 24 hours of travel, I still was unable to...

Student Groups Against Plastic: Being A Global Citizen

Student Groups Against Plastic: Being A Global Citizen 4/10/2017 GIVE student groups across the United States came together last week to rally around a common cause: to start a conversation about plastic. The conversations had were based around the environmental harm...

Plastic Awareness Campaign 2017

Plastic Awareness Campaign 2017 Written by: GIVE HQ 3/31/2017 Climate change and plastic pollution disproportionately affect developing countries, like the ones our GIVE projects are in. We have committed to projects with this idea in mind, making sure to reduce...

Let’s Talk Trash

Let’s Talk Trash Written by: Carly Bergman 2/24/2017 During my time in Nicaragua, I had quite the eye-opening experience. I lived right on the beach in small villages where everything is simple and beautiful. But, along the dirt roads, I couldn’t help but...

GIVE: How Volunteering Changed My Life

GIVE: How Volunteering Changed My Life Written by: Caitlin Shaffer 11/30/2016 When I used to hear someone say, “That experience changed my life,” I always felt a bit skeptical. I mean, how could one experience change the entire course of a person’s...

Unexploded Bombs in Laos – Tong Bai’s Story

Unexploded Bombs in Laos – Tong Bai’s Story Written by: Daniel Trevor, GIVE’s Head of International Operations Interview by: Bounthan Sengsavang and Emily Erickson **Please note that all areas GIVE visits during our Laos Excursion have been entirely...

GIVE: Elephants and GIVE

GIVE: Elephants and GIVE 6/2/2016 ​As a conscious, dynamic and adaptive organization, GIVE, along with our local partners, are constantly reassessing our impact on the communities we work with to ensure that our volunteer experiences align with our mission to inspire...

Run for Laos – Run for WATER

Run for Laos – Run for WATER Written by: Sally McBride 2/17/2016 ​42.2km, 21,000 ancient steps – this adventure is not for the faint of heart! On May 15th I will be partaking in The Great Wall of China Marathon to raise money for a water tank to be built...

GIVE: Luis + Oskar

GIVE: Luis + Oskar Written by: Jennifer Lucas, GIVE Volunteer and Intern 12/10/2015 These two boys stole my heart. I remember being at the worksite in Jiquilillo completely exhausted, watching as this little boy carried away tree branches that were easily twice his...