Leave a lasting impact on your next trip

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Getting out and seeing the world isn’t always about sunny beaches and busy cities. Sometimes you wanna give back while enjoying a change of scenery. So we’re sharing a few ways you can use your vacation time to make a positive impact with five philanthropic travel experiences.

Conserve the environment in Brazil

Delicious eats, chaotic streets and breathtaking scenery are just a few reasons Brazil should be at the top of your bucket list. You can make your trip even more meaningful with hands-on experiences in the field of bio-research. 

Did you know Go Overseas partners with the Biodiversity Research Institute to help travelers understand the importance of conservation, sustainability and eco-tourism?  

The itinerary ranges from exploring the Ribeira Valley – the region with the highest concentration of bioluminescent mushrooms worldwide – to participating in thrilling activities like tubing in the Boia Cross. Experience the magic of the Brazilian ecosystem and book yourself a spot on this rewarding trip.

Help under-resourced hospitals in India

Exploring India’s fascinating culture, people and nature is an experience that everyone should have, but you can take it a step further by jumping right into a volunteer program that helps those in need. 

Have an interest in medicine? International Volunteer HQ brings medical volunteers to India to assist under-resourced clinics and hospitals. Volunteers get hands-on medical training while providing much-needed care to those without proper access to healthcare. 

Go beyond the safari in the African Savanna

Aid wildlife in need by signing up for this animal welfare enrichment program sponsored by Volunteer World. On this trip, you can volunteer to improve the standard of life for Namibia’s most endangered animals by helping to maintain the environment they live in. A typical day will be filled with education and rewarding work by interacting with cheetahs, baboons, big cats and much more at this historical animal refuge. Take this opportunity to discover Africa’s unique landscapes, ancient history and geographical wonders while also giving back.

cheetahs running in the wild

Support a community in Nepal

Looking to make a tangible impact on a growing community during your next trip? Projects Abroad works to rebuild and repair classrooms that were damaged by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in 2015. During your stay, you’ll get to explore this country’s extraordinary natural beauty at notorious sights, such as the majestic Himalayan Mountain Range, while also partaking in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps provide children with a safe space to continue their education.

Become a role model in Ghana

Let your next trip encourage your own personal growth by becoming a role model for kids in need. Support GoEco in improving the lives of disadvantaged youth in Ghana by volunteering in schools that provide invaluable skills & lessons to children. Help them learn, develop, and have fun while gaining a deeper understanding of the global challenges children face.

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These organizations are suggestions for ways to volunteer abroad. Faye is in no way associated with them or their mission. This post is meant to give you ideas and inspiration on ways to make a difference.

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