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GIVE offers authentic and transformative international volunteer opportunities designed to get you out of your comfort zone and fully immerse you in each country’s unique landscape, culture and charm.  Our international volunteer trips range from 2-4 weeks and provide you with a perfect combination of meaningful project work in local communities, cultural immersion and off-the-beaten-path adventure.  More than 50% of our volunteers choose to extend their trip with a trip Package or Add-On, which are designed to enhance your volunteer experience and increase your positive impact. All trips include 24-7 expert guidance from the moment you step off the plane, and you will be joined by a group of passionate and like-minded volunteers every step of the way. More than 30% of our volunteers choose to travel with us again so select your destination, learn what it means to truly GIVE, embark on the international volunteer opportunity of a lifetime and join the GIVE family for life!

Nepal

Nepal Excursion & Everest Base Camp

Nepal’s Tibetan Frontier

Nepal Program

A mosaic of landscapes & culture

12-days (May, December & January)

  • Volunteer internationally in remote villages nestled in the Himalayan foothills
  • Rebuild homes destroyed by the April 25, 2015 earthquake
  • Paraglide over terraced rice paddies and rolling green hills
  • Embark on a whitewater rafting journey down the Trishuli River
  • Explore the medieval city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Embark on the Everest Base Camp Trip after the Nepal program & stand face to face with the tallest mountain on Earth

Everest Base Camp Add-On

Trek to the gateway of Mount Everest

13-days (May, December & January)

  • Take your experience to new heights after your Nepal Excursion
  • Pass through pine forest, rhododendron groves, roaring waterfalls and Sherpa villages on the 6-day ascent and 3-day descent
  • Witness a dramatic sunrise over the Himalayas from the Kala Patthar viewpoint at 18,192 feet
  • Look into the eyes of Chomolungma – the Goddess Mother of the Earth

Nepal’s Tibetan Frontier

Himalayan Trekking & Volunteering

16-days (June, July & August)

  • Trek for 2-days in to the Langtang Valley of the Himalayas
  • Spend your international volunteer trip rebuilding primary school destroyed by the April 25, 2015 earthquake
  • Immerse yourself in ancient Tibetan culture
  • Wake up at dawn to summit a Himalayan peak
  • Explore the medieval city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Himalayan Package

Combine the Nepal Excursion with Everest Base Camp Add-On, 25 days

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Africa

Tanzania Excursion & Mt. Kilimanjaro Add-On

Tanzania Program

Zanzibar Island & African 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. Kilimanjaro Add-On, 22 days

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Southeast Asia

Thailand & Laos Excursions

Combine them for the SE Asia Package

Add-On Elephant Immersion after Laos

Thailand Program

Hill-tribe Immersion & Elephant Conservation, 14-days

  • International volunteer opportunity centered in remote hill-tribe communities focused on sustainable projects
  • 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 Laos Volunteer Trip to cross borders & save $500

Laos Program

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 projects
  • Meditate with monks in a Buddhist monastery
  • Zipline through the forest canopy & mountainous landscape
  • Volunteer at an Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand after your Laos Excursion to spend a full week with Asian elephants in the jungles of Thailand!

Elephant Immersion Add-On

Elephant Welfare & Conservation, 8-days

  • Spend a full week interacting with Asian elephants in Northern Thailand
  • Play with baby elephants & hike with a herd of elephants in the jungle
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary, elephant hospital and elephant nursery
  • Support elephant conservation by empowering local experts
  • Combine with GIVE’s Southeast Asia Package & save $700

Southeast Asia Package

Combine the Thailand & Laos Excursions, 27 Days, SAVE $500!

Combine the Thailand & Laos Excursions with Elephant Immersion, 34 days, SAVE $700!

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Central America

Nicaragua Excursion & SCUBA Reef Conservation.

Combine them for the Nicaragua Package!

Nicaragua Program

Pacific Coast beaches to Pacific Rim volcanoes,

14-days

  • International volunteer trip in rural fishing villages focused on sustainable development projects
  • Support a Sea Turtle Head Start Program
  • Surf, paddle-board & kayak in the Pacific
  • Sandboard down Cerro Negro Volcano
  • Camp at the summit of Telica Volcano
  • Combine with SCUBA Coral Reef Conservation Program and save $100

SCUBA Reef Conservation

PADI Certification & Reef Conservation in the Caribbean, 15-days

  • Dive to protect sea turtles, sharks & coral reefs in the Caribbean
  • 15 days, 15 dives & 3 certifications
  • This international volunteer opportunity involves building artificial reefs, implant native coral species & conduct underwater research
  • PADI Open Water, Coral Reef Ecology & Ecological Monitoring certifications
  • Combine with GIVE’s Nicaragua Excursion and save $100

Nicaragua Package

Combine the Nicaragua Excursion with SCUBA Reef Conservation, 27 days, SAVE $100!

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North America

Wilderness & International Leadership Development (WILD)

Cascade Mountains, Washington

Transform your passions into your profession,

7-days

  • Earn your Wilderness First Aid Certification (WFA)
  • 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

Academic Credit Add-On

Nicaragua, Tanzania & Thailand Excursions

Earn Academic Credit

UNIV304: International Sustainable Development (3-5 Credits)

  • College students volunteer abroad and earn academic credit with UNIV 304
  • Enhance your experience with pre/post trip assignments
  • Learn about the three pillars of sustainability and reflect on your ability to change the world

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