Elevate Destinations’ goal is to make a positive impact in the places we visit. We believe that assisting with community projects and conservation efforts deepens travelers’ appreciation for their host destinations and can substantially improve conditions for local inhabitants. Elevate Destinations partners with a deep network of NGO and community groups, and is always exploring new ways to incorporate local needs and issues into our customized itineraries.
Assist teachers in their daily activities and help improve the future of disadvantaged children in Peru, help build a library in India or harvest organic farms in Laos. Track endangered wildlife in South Africa and enjoy hands-on experiences with orphaned elephants. Monitor lions in Kenya or assist local conservationists as they research sea turtles in Mexico. Whatever type of volunteer work you choose, your service participation is certain to stay with you long after you return home. In fact, many travelers stay connected with the people whose lives they have touched, and continue to support efforts to improve their communities.
We are happy to organize a service trip with any of our partners in our network. Many of these service opportunities are designed to be short term, lasting from a day or two to a week. Some partners offer longer term volunteering opportunities. Our volunteer trips are fully customizable to suit the tastes and preferences of individuals, families and group travelers, and are designed to be culturally-enriching experiences for both our guests and the communities they serve.
Here are a few of our favorite volunteer experiences to get you started:
Take an adventurous journey featuring extensive engagement with the indigenous Penan tribe of Borneo.
A discovery of journey and service. Visit the unique sites of Cambodia and give back to its residents.
Participate in the rebirth of a country and share in the spirit of community, working alongside Haitians to rebuild.
Give back in service to the culture and wildlife of the stunning Maasai Mara. Enjoy a safari while contributing to the local community and landscape.
Make a hands-on difference to conserve the desert elephant population. A volunteer experience like no other!
Combine conservation of Amazon wildlife with an exploration of sacred Incan sites.
Enjoy an authentic beach and surf vacation while teaching your skills to the local children.
Enjoy a first-class South African safari in a private game reserve, plus community engagement.
Hands-on work that contributes directly to saving South Africa’s species and habitats. Make a real impact.
Spend your vacation giving back to others in Tanzania. One of our most popular trips — great for all ages!