Voluntourism Opportunities: In-Kind Donations with GlobeDrop

A Little Effort Can Make an Enormous Difference

Dear fellow travelers: what do you think of when you hear the word “voluntourism?”

Do you think of the Peace Corps? Bathing elephants in Thailand? WWOOFing (volunteering on an organic farm)? Do you dismiss those ideas because they seem like work instead of vacation? Or because you have very limited time during your travels and these are big commitments?

Fortunately, there’s an option where you can still have your full vacation, and just take a little time before, during, and after to make a big difference to locals in need. The idea is simple: find your destination on the globe then drop off needed items with a registered charity. And voila: you have GlobeDrop.

  1. Before: Register and submit a donation request; get approved
  2. During: Pick up and deliver needed items
  3. After: Write about your experience

Pretty simple, right?

It’s like micro-volunteering and donation rolled into one, because you get to choose how much to donate, shop locally for the specific items, and deliver them *directly* to the charity, meeting in person those who are benefiting from your good deed.

Watch this short intro video to see how it works:

As a new non-profit organization, GlobeDrop are in growth stage yet they already have over 150 charity organizations in almost 40 countries. We urge you to take a look at any upcoming travels and see if there is a charity in that location that you could donate some needed items to.

If you’d like an overview of how the process works for a traveler, you can take a see a simple overview of that on this page.

If you’ve ever been curious about responsible travel and voluntourism opportunities – but weren’t sure how to get started – this is an easy way to make a personal face-to-face contribution with only a couple of hours and a donation amount that you decide. You’d be surprised at what a big difference even a small number of items makes.

Just think of how memorable a GlobeDrop gift will make your travels. This is a great way to “travel meaningfully!”

Thank you for considering ways to support local communities when you travel. 🙂

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