GivingWay has connected over 27,300 GivingWay users with almost 2,000 non-profit organizations in over 115 countries!
Being able to witness how these connections lead to meaningful volunteering experiences for so many people around the world has made a very real impact on the GivingWay team.
We are constantly inspired by our wonderful community of volunteers, which pushes us to do everything we can to make the GivingWay platform even better, so that volunteering abroad will be accessible to anyone who wants to travel and do good.
We are especially proud of our latest feature which now lets you volunteer together with a group of volunteers: GivingWay Groups!
A few months ago we launched GivingWay Groups, which allows our users to volunteer together with specific non-profit organizations in a more structured and organized way. GivingWay’s most fundamental principle is that connections are made directly between volunteers and non-profits – and in that sense, GivingWay Groups is no different. As with individual volunteering, it is up to non-profits participating in this feature to set up all the group details: each group has its own set start and end dates (some Groups may be flexible with the end dates) and usually includes pick up/drop off at the nearest airport or another set location, orientation, accommodation and meals. Some groups may also offer excursions, trips and cultural immersion activities (you can check out all our active groups here).
When we first launched, we started off with 3 groups – South Africa, Thailand and Cambodia – and the response was overwhelming. Our Facebook posts about the groups were shared almost 5,000 times, liked over 2,500 times, and people started tagging their friends like crazy. Non-profits were contacting us day and night, asking us to set up groups faster than we could create them.
We knew we were on the right track to solving a real issue for people who want to volunteer abroad.
So we set up more groups! There are currently several active groups, with more being added every day.
GivingWay Groups are right for everyone: students, families, retirees, and everything in between. People of all ages and occupations have registered for groups across the world.
Not yet convinced? Here are a few more reasons:
Would you like to travel with a group to a particular destination? Let us know in the comments below!
After 2 weeks of adventure and meaningful work saving turtles, take a peak of what this group of volunteers experienced at Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST) in Costa Rica… Firstly they had to take a boat into the grounds of the NGO. Look at the jungle… And their grounds!😲 […]