Impact the World
Join us on our one-of-a kind volunteer abroad programs to make a lasting difference for yourself and the world. Immerse yourself in incredible cultures, empower communities, and learn how LOVE truly GIVES! Travel with Love Gives Foundation and Be the Roots of Change!
GIVE offers once-in-a-lifetime volunteer abroad programs that transform the lives of its volunteers, igniting new passions and inspiring incredible personal growth. Work hard, play hard alongside our host community members. Immerse yourself in extraordinary new worlds. Break down cultural barriers and build up lifelong relationships.
Our sustainable projects have a lasting impact on the communities we work with and the volunteers who engage with them. And unlike other volunteer abroad organizations, almost all of our volunteers choose to stay involved long after their experience ends, becoming lifelong global citizens and good-will ambassadors.
The impact you'll make
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES FROM THE GROUND UP
Work on sustainable development projects that drive lasting change — improving infrastructure, increasing educational opportunities, implementing fresh water systems and protecting endangered wildlife.
The stories you'll tell
OF OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH ADVENTURES
Build lifelong friendships with our community-driven approach that immerses you in local cultures. Experience epic, eye-opening journeys — hiking with elephants, sandboarding down volcanoes— while volunteering abroad in unbelievable locations.
The world you'll change
AS A LIFELONG GLOBAL CITIZEN
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Help solve the world’s greatest challenges and ignite social development as a lifetime good-will ambassador, inspiring generations by helping build meaningful and sustainable change.
Who we are
AND WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
- OUR MISSION & METHODOLOGY
- WHAT SETS US APART
- OUR PEOPLE
LOVE GIVES FOUNDATION MISSION: TO INSPIRE GROWTH, EMPOWER GLOBAL CITIZENS, AND IGNITE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE.
We believe growth and substantive change comes from taking what communities already have and motivating them to achieve more. Our commitment to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) ensures a sustainable community model that combines local resources and know-how with innovative, eco-friendly techniques. When identifying projects, we unite our communities around issues that inspire its members to act, and then work alongside local leaders to form a long-term plan of action that empowers local stakeholders to maintain these initiatives. Furthermore, through providing hands-on, eye-opening learning experiences that foster authentic connections between our volunteers and host community members, we aim to activate global citizens who will continue to spread LOVE GIVES’ values and ultimately ignite sustainable change.
We're here for you
BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER YOUR VOLUNTEER ABROAD PROGRAM
Earn credit outside the classroom! Heighten your experience, deepen your understanding, and transform your worldview by taking UNIV304: International Sustainable Development.
We believe that finances shouldn’t hold you back from volunteering abroad. Most Love GIVES volunteers raise all or a portion of their trip costs! We’ll provide you with a fundraising toolkit and connect you with resources to support your success. (Learn more)
EXTEND YOUR TRIP
Our trip packages and add-ons will extend your stay and allow you to dive deeper into the adventure. get PADI scuba certified, or spend a week with elephants after your volunteer trip!
Our dedicated flight agents will find flight deals for you on our preferred itineraries so you’ll arrive with other volunteers. You can also put down a deposit and pay your flight off over time. We also provide 24/7 flight support while you’re traveling! (Learn more)
LOVE GIVES GROUPS
We have LOVE GIVES groups all over the country, started and sustained by past volunteers! Join a group of active global citizens working to enact change at home and abroad! Think global, Act Local.
LOVE GIVES THREADS
Purchase with purpose and support communities abroad in style! Adinkra pants, socks and Graduation Stoles are handmade by women’s co-ops in Ghana and t-shirts are designed by volunteers. All proceeds fund LOVE GIVES’ education projects abroad!