IF YOU ARE NEUTRAL IN SITUATIONS OF INJUSTICE, YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE SIDE OF THE OPPRESSOR.
– DESMOND TUTU
We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in condemning racism, both personal and systemic, and are proactively working to empower the youth in our programs to be anti-racist.
Our mission is to position young people across the globe to become changemakers through travel, education, service, and cross-cultural connections. Together, we are creating a global community that is transforming the world for the better.
Dream Volunteers is a service-travel organization that gives back 100% of proceeds to the students, families, and communities where we travel. We offer global service trips and gap year programs for students eager to learn about the world by immersing themselves in new communities and cultures. We also invest deeply where we serve by providing academic scholarships, education, and sustainable development for our communities in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ghana, India, and Vietnam.
Today more than ever, we need strong leaders, moral courage, and bold innovation. Our goal at Dream Volunteers is to inspire and empower a generation of confident, compassionate, and creative global citizens who will take action in their communities and the world. Meet some of these courageous young people who are already making an impact.
“Everything about my current life, including my studies, hobbies and relationships has been influenced by Young Dreamers.”
“Being a part of this program has inspired me to take action in my community by leading the charge against plastic waste.”
“[Dream Volunteers] turns dreams into reality. I have realized my academic and personal development through this program.”
“Anyone who wants to have fun learning about new cultures while traveling with friends should go on one of these trips. There is nothing like seeing the joy among the kids in the communities we visit.”
“I never imagined that one day my dream of becoming a medical professional would become a reality. Over 8 years, this program has totally changed my life!”
“I feel confident and comfortable because of Young Dreamers. And I feel inspired to connect with the Young Dreamer community and people all over the world.”
changing the world today and tomorrow
Over 2000 active changemakers
> 100,000 hours of service
225+ community development projects
88% participants reported significant personal growth
98% participants reported intention to act
625 academic scholarships
275 travel scholarships
65 funded teachers
WITH YOUR HELP
we are investing in the future
Your support makes possible:
International academic scholarships
Access to quality schools
Local community development
Travel subsidies for students who would not otherwise have opportunity to serve abroad
Dream Volunteers is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Because of our unique business model enabling us to self-fund operations, we are able to devote 100% of donor and sponsor contributions directly to student scholarships and development programs. Every dollar you give goes directly to our future changemakers.
travel with us
Expand your horizons. Give back while taking in. There are as many reasons to adventure as there are destinations to explore. Check out these upcoming service travel adventures.
Location: Antigua, GT
Date: June 21-30, 2020
Type: High School
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, VN
Dates: July 18 – 31, 2020
Type: High School
Location: Los Santos, CR
Dates: July 4 – 17, 2020
Type: High School