A unique global network enabling volunteers and world travelers to easily contribute to social projects in the countries they visit
Goodwill Globetrotting (501c3) is a global charity support network founded by world travelers who witnessed first-hand the horrible imbalance of opportunity and quality of life for people in certain areas. Not being able to help them was frustrating and life altering and we felt as if there were more important things we could do with our time abroad. In our search for something more meaningful, we realized that helping others was often difficult and finding good volunteer opportunities was a painstaking process that required lots of time and money. We set out to change that. We wanted philanthropy to be accessible everyone and that simple concept has evolved into a grand mission to spread the idea of micro-philanthropy and change the world one tiny gesture at a time.
The world is full of people in need and equally full of people with the desire to help. Unfortunately, most global humanitarian efforts give the average person limited options for contributing. Compounding this problem are that volunteering frequently costs outrageous amounts of money and that volunteers are often matched with projects where their skills and efforts are not put to the best use. At Goodwill Globetrotting, we are convinced that there are more efficient and potentially more effective methods of contributing to humanitarian programs around the world.
Our idea is that small contributions from many can outweigh large contributions from a few. With this in mind, we set out to create new easier ways for you to help those in need. Instead of just competing with other non-profits for funding and resources we hope to assist them by bringing you to their cause with very little effort on your part. Our objective is to make contributing simple and available to as many people as possible. Through our own experiences abroad, we realized that international travelers and volunteers are an underused resource and would be a great starting point toward expanding the idea of philanthropy as a way of life by first making it a way to travel.
MAKING IT HAPPEN:
We are building a network that will allow caring people everywhere to easily find out what type of assistance is needed in your area or in areas you plan to visit. There are many different ways to make a contribution, from giving simple (but much needed) supplies to setting aside a few days for skilled volunteer work. Whether it's material goods, skill, money or manpower you have to offer; you are a valuable resource and our goal is to ensure you are not wasted. Next time you're planning a trip, visit our website first and always remember:
Don't just see the world, change it!!