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Since 2011, we have led hundreds of trips for more than 8,000 past volunteers. Over 30% choose to go on another GIVE trip! Check out third-party reviews to see our travelers’ experience, including trip specific ratings and reviews. We have no ability to control or filter comments and firmly believe in our travelers speaking for themselves.

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Don’t take our word for it – Read reviews from past volunteers who have been on GIVE trips! These reviews are provided through TourRadar and GoOverseas, which are independent organizations dedicated to providing unbiased reviews of tour providers. GIVE has no capacity to moderate the comments, and firmly believes in letting our volunteer’s experiences speak for themselves.

“GIVE taught me what it means to be alive and what it feels like to be present and purposeful in every action I take. My time on Zanzibar reminded me to question everything, leave a larger handprint than footprint and to cling to happiness. Maybe most importantly, GIVE taught me how to give. And let me tell you, I cannot wait to be back.”

– Samantha Abramovich, Tanzania Volunteer

“This trip truly changed my life for the better. Not only did I learn how to travel and live more sustainably, I also pushed myself out of my comfort zone, felt more connected to the Earth than ever before, and made friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life. If you’re thinking about going on a trip with GIVE, DO IT NOW you won’t regret a single second of it :)”

– Emily Olszewskie, Hawaii Volunteer

“I’ve always wanted to get out of my comfort zone and GIVE made it so easy for me to not only learn so much about myself, and gain a new perspective on life but also feel 100% comfortable, especially being on the other side of the world. My friendships with the other volunteers, guides, and local community members are unlike any other. Thailand will forever hold a special place in my heart, GIVE made this one-of-a-kind experience so incredible. I loved that I was able to be a part of the local communities and experience Thailand in such a unique way and I know this won’t be my last GIVE trip. Korb koon ka!”

– Michele, Thailand Volunteer

“My GIVE trip exceeded all expectations I had going into it. Being so immersed in the culture and getting to know so many locals was something I’d never get to do traveling by myself. This trip was not only eye opening but perspective changing. Besides how amazing the trip itself was, I made lifelong friendships with other volunteers. In just two weeks we really became a family and I’m so grateful for the people who were brave and open enough to take a chance on GIVE. I would recommend everyone go on a GIVE trip because you will leave feeling like you made a difference and motivated to bring positive changes home with you. There are truly no negatives to these trips.”

– Shannon, Laos Volunteer

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“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



“GIVE in Laos is hands down the most life changing experience I have ever had. Every fiber of my being feels like it’s on fire. I view the world in a brand new lens and I am empowered to be the change the world needs. This is all thanks to the experience I had in Laos with GIVE.” -Tommy, 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

“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, Southeast Asia Package