GIVE's International Volunteer Trips

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Immerse yourself in each destination’s unique landscape and authentic culture, while having a positive impact every step of the way. Our international volunteer trips range from 1-7+ weeks and provide you with a perfect combination of meaningful project work, cultural immersion, and off-the-beaten-path adventures.From the moment you step off the plane, you will be supported by experienced GIVE guides and surrounded by a group of passionate, like-minded travelers. More than 30% of our volunteers choose to travel with us again, so select your destination and embark on the international volunteer trip of a lifetime!

Africa

Tanzania Excursion & Mt. Kilimanjaro Add-On!

Tanzania Excursion

Zanzibar Island & Overnight Safari, 15-days

  • International volunteer opportunity in coastal villages on the tropical oasis of Zanzibar Island
  • Empower a women’s co-op at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro
  • See wild lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards and more on a 2-day safari
  • Swim with wild dolphins in the Indian Ocean
  • Climb Mt Kilimanjaro after your trip & reach the highest point in Africa

Mt. Kilimanjaro Add-On

Climb the Tallest Freestanding Mountain in the World, 7-days

  • Experience an entirely new side of Africa after your Tanzania Excursion
  • Push yourself to the mental, physical and spiritual limit, climbing 19,340 feet to the Roof of Africa
  • 4 days up and 2 days down through lowland rainforest, heather meadows, alpine desert & glaciated peaks
  • Reach the summit as the sun rises over the African plains

Tanzania Package

Combine the Tanzania Excursion with Mt. Kiliamnarjo Add-On, 22 days

Southeast Asia

Thailand Volunteer Excursion, Elephant Experience Add-on, Laos Volunteer Excursion & Thailand Scuba Excursion

Our Southeast Asia package combinations give you the opportunity you to experience 2 countries and up to 4 unique programs on one unforgettable journey! Our Thailand Volunteer ExcursionElephant Experience Add-OnLaos Volunteer Excursion and Thailand Scuba Excursion each immerse you in a unique corner of this fascinating region, while having a net positive impact every step of the way. Spend anywhere from 2-7 weeks traveling with purpose, experience 1-4 incredible destinations, and save $600 – $1500 by combining trips! The more programs you do, the more you save, the more you GIVE, and the more you take away from this truly life-changing experience.

Thailand Volunteer Excursion

Hill-tribe Immersion in the Jungle, 14-days

  • International volunteer opportunity in remote hill-tribe communities focused on sustainable agriculture and English education
  • Interact with Asian elephants in the jungle and support conservation
  • Embark on a multi-day bamboo rafting journey
  • Take the ultimate leap of faith on a 160-foot bungee jump
  • Combine with GIVE’s Elephant Experience Add-on, Laos Volunteer Excursion, and/or Thailand Scuba Excursion to fully experience Southeast Asia and save $600-$1,500!

Elephant Experience Add-On

Elephant Welfare & Conservation, 7-days

  • Spend a full week interacting with Asian Elephants in the jungle
  • Travel throughout northern Thailand to support an ethical elephant tourist camp, an elephant sanctuary and a community-based elephant tourism project
  • As a responsible traveler, promote elephant welfare and conservation by providing direct financial assistance to local conservationists, veterinarians, animal rights activists and mahouts (elephant caretakers)
  • Combine with GIVE’s Thailand Volunteer Excursion, Laos Volunteer Excursion, and/or Thailand Scuba Excursion to fully experience Southeast Asia and save $600-$1,500!

Laos Volunteer Excursion

The Best Kept Secret in Southeast Asia, 14-days

  • Volunteer at the Luang Prabang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Partner with the remote village of Sop Chem on sustainable agriculture and English education projects
  • Meditate with monks in a Buddhist monastery
  • Summit limestone peaks in Laos’ rugged mountainous landscape
  • Combine with GIVE’s Thailand Scuba Excursion, Thailand Volunteer Excursion and/or Elephant Experience Add-on to fully experience Southeast Asia and save $600-$1,500!

Thailand Scuba Excursion

PADI Scuba Certification & Marine Conservation, 11-days

  • Get your PADI Open Water Scuba Certification – which is internationally recognized and good-for life – while scuba diving amongst the incredible marine life of the Andaman Sea.
  • Volunteer on coral propagation, reef maintenance, mangrove restoration and seagrass conservation projects
  • Explore Krabi, Thailand’s stunning beaches, limestone cliffs and tropical jungles
  • Experience some of the best rock climbing in Southeast Asia and kayak through mangrove forests
  • Combine with GIVE’s Laos Volunteer Excursion, Thailand Volunteer Excursion, and/or Elephant Experience Add-On to fully experience Southeast Asia and save $600-$1,500!

Southeast Asia Packages

Mix and match our Thailand Volunteer Excursion, Elephant Experience Add-On, Laos Volunteer Excursion and Thailand Scuba Excursion to create your ideal SE Asia experience. Travel for 2-7 weeks, experience 1-4 incredible destinations, and save $600 – $1500 by combining trips! The more programs you do, the more you save, the more you GIVE, and the more you take away from this truly life-changing experience.

Central America

Nicaragua Volunteer Program

Nicaragua Volunteer Excursion

Pacific Coast beaches to Pacific Rim volcanoes, 13-days

  • Help to rebuild homes for families displaced by rising sea levels along the Pacific Coast
  • Plant mangroves and support a Sea Turtle Head Start Program 
  • Surf, paddle-board & kayak in the Pacific Ocean
  • Sandboard down Cerro Negro Volcano, camp on the rim of Telica Volcano, and see a molten lava lake at Masaya Volcano
  • Explore cathedrals and street markets in the historic city of Leon

Nicaragua Excursion

United States: Hawai’i & Pacific NW

Volunteer Excursions and Wilderness First Aid & Leadership Courses

Hawai’i Volunteer Excursion

Indigenous Land Stewardship & Ecological Restoration, 9-DAYS

  • Volunteer on environmental restoration, regenerative farming, and marine conservation projects
  • Explore the stunning waterfalls, native forests, active volcanoes, and dynamic coastlines of Hawaiʻiʻs Big Island
  • Learn from indigenous leaders about Hawaiian history, culture and environment 
  • Snorkel with incredible marine life amongst vibrant coral reefs
  • Experience some of the best stargazing on the planet

Hawai’i Scuba Conservation Add-On

PADI Certifications & Marine Conservation, 7-days

  • Get your PADI Open Water Certification – which is internationally recognized and good for life – while scuba diving amongst incredible marine life off the Kohala coast of the Big Island.
  • Earn your PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty while volunteering to remove marine debris
  • Earn your PADI CoralWatch Specialty and learn about coral reef conservation
  • Hike into the stunning Pololu Valley, volunteer on ecological restoration projects, and discover the incredible beauty, biodiversity, and cultural significance of Hawaii’s coastal ecosystems

Pacific Northwest Volunteer Excursion

Exploration & Conservation in the Cascade Mountains, 7-DAYS

  • Volunteer with local nonprofits on environmental restoration & conservation
  • Search for wild orcas, humpbacks and other marine life on a whale watching cruise in the Salish Sea
  • Hike through old-growth forests, swim in alpine lakes & summit Cascade peaks 
  • Learn about the Snoqualmie Tribe while tubing the Snoqualmie River and hiking to Snoqualmie Falls
  • Unplug and reconnect with nature at a rustic lodge in the PNW wilderness

Pacific Northwest WILD Course

Earn your WILD Certification in the Cascade Mountains, 7-DAYS

  • Earn your Wilderness First Aid Certification (WFA) while exploring the Cascade Mountains
  • Gain outdoor leadership, risk management & wilderness skills training in the Cascade Mountains
  • Snowshoe to alpine lakes, old-growth forests and glaciated peaks
  • Ski, snowboard & sled on our private ski hill
  • Immerse yourself in some of North America’s most spectacular wilderness

Pacific NW & Hawai'i Trips

Volunteer in the Pacific Northwest or Hawai’i on environmental conservation efforts!

Academic Credit Add-On

Earn Academic Credit

Global Sustainable Development, 3-5 Credits

  • Earn academic credit while volunteering with GIVE
  • Significantly enhance your experience with pre/post trip assignments
  • Learn the three pillars of sustainability and reflect on your ability to change the world

Academic course

Deepen your experience by earning academic credit while volunteering with GIVE!

Back-to-Back Trips

More than 50% of volunteers choose to extend their volunteer trip with our variety of trip ADD-ONS! Or, you can choose to go on 2+ volunteer trips in the same season and save with our back-to-back discounts!

SAVE BIG

When you GIVE Back2Back!

$300 off any 2nd volunteer trip in the same season!

$400 off any 3rd volunteer trip in the same season!

$700 off any 4th volunteer trip in the same season!

Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Contact GIVE and we can chat!

 

 

Note: Our back-to-back discounts are for 2 volunteer trips in the same season, which does not apply to add-ons. GIVE's Thailand + Laos volunteer package counts as one program and it's already $600 off! These savings cannot be combined with other discounts.