We are working with our partners abroad to build incredible opportunities that match your unique skills with a community's needs. We believe that this type of volunteer placement is the future. Asking communities how we can be of help is the essence of truly connective, restorative, impactful volunteerism. It's also just the ethical thing to do. Recognizing and putting to good use your many skills and interests also makes for a more enriching experience for everyone.
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This community based initiative brings the highest quality textiles from the small town of Santiago on the shores of Lake Atitlán.
Manos de Fe is a cooperative of women weavers in a small town outside Antigua Guatemala.
Guate 4 You is a community based tour operator in Guatemala. They promote sustainable tourism in the communities of Guatemala and are committed to make a low impact on the environment and local culture.
Not only does Nav.It help women set financial goals for travel. This new App is also a platform to discover travel content, information, deals, and unique itineraries.
The Travel Impact Alliance is a community of change-makers, united by a love of exploration and doing good. Their community is made up of more than 20,000 individuals around the world who are committed to improving our world through tourism.
They have local chapters in more than 20 cities worldwide. Through education and advocacy around sustainable tourism, they are building a collaborative community that provides the tools and network to push our industry forward.
We help women travel the world, with a global network of hosts and friends
Carlie is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher who’s influence draws from the foundations of Hatha Yoga. Her teaching is a fusion of styles, with an emphasis of being deeply present in the body, pranayama and aligning breath with movement. With wellness as a focus of her practice, she enjoys helping people nourish their bodies, bringing her passion for delicious, healthy cooking. Carlie grew up learning about and preparing food with her mother and finds incredible joy in sharing what she knows and loves with her students.
Julia Cumes is a South African-born photographer based in Massachusetts. She's passionate about capturing authentic moments of interaction and sharing intimate stories and extraordinary moments that would otherwise be accessible to only a few. She's particularly invested in exploring stories about the struggles women and girls face as well as wildlife conservation and has spent much of her career working on these kinds of projects in Africa and East Asia.
Taino Farm is a permaculture inspired, agro-tourism demonstration and education center inspiring sustainable, nutritious food, hidden away on a tropical river outside the surf town of Cabarete, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
To educate and empower girls to create sustainable solutions to end generational poverty.
Sambhali Trust is a non-profit charitable organization based in Jodhpur, whose focus is the development and empowerment of women and girls in Rajasthan. They provide underprivileged Rajasthani women and girls with an education in English, Hindi and Math, as well as training in vocational and social skills, to support them in developing confidence and self-esteem and help them work towards financial independence.
Located in Cabarete, one of Dominican Republic’s poorest communities, 3MM replicates the sustainable model of Montessori education throughout the Dominican Republic so that children, parents and teachers may be active leaders in society and take pride in their community.
Meet Alejandro and Agostina, owners of Mashpi Chocolate Farm. They’ve committed their lives to rebuilding their land, an agroforestry reserve high in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Once depleted of its minerals and wildlife by poor farming practices, Alejandro and Agostina are deeply committed
Michelle is a cook, food writer, public health nutritionist and advocate for the traditional foods and ingredients of the Andes. She has partnered with OXFAM, Heifer International and the United Nations to name a few, to become a voice for nutrition in Ecuador.