Individual Impact Program


Our Individual Impact Program facilitates long-term customized volunteer experiences that allow individuals to gain hands-on experience and while making a difference 

Our Current Locations

New Orleans, Louisiana
(Fees start at $540 for 1 week)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
(Fees start at $630 for 1 week)
Miami, Florida
(Fees start at $550 for 1 week)
San Diego, California
(Fees start at $666 for 1 week)
Denver, Colorado
(Fees start at $575 for 1 week)
Chicago, Illinois
(Fees start at $696 for 1 week)
Seattle, Washington
(Fees start at $575 for 1 week)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Fees start at $690 for 1 week)

Our Community Projects

We have a variety of projects for you to choose from!

Environmental Sustainability

As our world faces the effects of climate change, organizations dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability becomes more and more crucial. This project is perfect for those volunteers excited to support sustainable efforts.

Education

Are you passionate about supporting our young people? This project works to help those organizations dedicated to providing safe spaces that promote learning and development for disadvantaged children and teens. 

Housing & Homelessness

This project is perfect for volunteers who are not afraid to get their hands dirty! It entails revitalizing communities through helping to construct or renovate homes and buildings to benefit those who live there. 

This project is only available in New Orleans

Neighborhood Revitalization

Through this project, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the communities you work with. It is ideal for those hard-working volunteers who want to support low-income communities in any way they can.  

Capacity Building

Many nonprofits are understaffed and under-resourced. They need help with everything from basic administrative help, research, fundraising, and more! This project is ideal for volunteers who want to help build these organizations’ capacity.

Our Services

We manage all logistics to provide a full turn-key experience!

Project

Identification & Coordination 

24/7 Staffing &

On Ground

Support

Airport Pick Up

Programmed Orientation Day

& Activity

Housing

Breakfast

Basic Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older

    • Volunteers age 14-17 can join the program but must be accompanied by a guardian

    • Unable to accommodate volunteers under ​the age of 14

  • Be able to make a $100 deposit 

    • This secures your spot in the program

      • We'll be with you every step of the way prior to your arrival! We want to make sure you feel completely prepared for your volunteer experience!

  • Share a basic criminal background check

    • We need this for our records and we share this with your potential community partner​

  • Share proof of travel insurance 

    • It's always important to be prepared for the unexpected!​

  • Pay program fee

    • This fee varies based ​on the location and duration of stay

Let's get started! Just click the button below and fill out our easy application!

"Absolutely amazing project. I would definitely recommend it! I definitely felt like I made a difference within the local community, my only complaint is I wish I could’ve stayed longer to volunteer more! The people at the volunteer projects and the local community were so grateful for our help and also our time. The accommodation hosts offered us great food and were always happy to provide for us! They were so lovely. Perfect hosts!"

Bethany McComb

Age: 20

Location: New Orleans

Project: Community Development

Impact to Date

$10.5M

Total philanthropic impact

100+

Community partners supported

431,743

Volunteer hours completed

46,001

Volunteers worked with

204

Volunteer groups worked with

Benefits & Resources

  • Improve character and value systems

  • Improve the understanding of important social issues

  • Create communal connections and learn about new places

  • Improves social skills and understanding

  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Gain hands-on experience

  • Network with volunteers from all over the world

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