Adventure meets making a difference

Contribute to communities and the land you visit

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:

borneo expedition

Borneo: Intrepid Expedition

Take an adventurous journey featuring extensive engagement with the indigenous Penan tribe of Borneo.

Elevate Haiti

Haiti: Elevate Haiti

Participate in the rebirth of a country and share in the spirit of community, working alongside Haitians to rebuild.

kenya service safari

Kenya: Conservation and Community Safari

Enjoy a first-class safari that focuses on some of the best efforts to combine conservation and community efforts in Kenya.

namibia desert elephants

Namibia: Volunteer with Desert Elephants

Make a hands-on difference to conserve the desert elephant population. A volunteer experience like no other!

amazon conservation adventure

Peru: Amazon Conservation Adventure

Combine conservation of Amazon wildlife with an exploration of sacred Incan sites.

peru surf and serve

Peru: Surf and Serve

Enjoy an authentic beach and surf vacation while teaching your skills to the local children.

south africa fair trade safari

South Africa: Fair Trade Safari

Enjoy a first-class South African safari in a private game reserve, plus community engagement.

south africa tracking adventure

South Africa: Tracking Adventure

Hands-on work that contributes directly to saving South Africa’s species and habitats. Make a real impact.

tanzania service and safari

Tanzania: Service and Safari

Spend your vacation giving back to others in Tanzania. One of our most popular trips — great for all ages!