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.
COVID-19 has thrown the world a curve ball and shut down international travel but it hasn’t stopped us or the young dreamers in our global community from stepping up and giving back both locally and internationally. Service leadership programs have been refocused on local community engagement and immediate emergency relief, and cultural exchange programs have become virtual via Zoom, shared videos and social media. Now more than ever, our world needs brave young changemakers as we work to rebuild and strengthen our communities post-COVID. Learn more about our DREAM BIG NOW! intensive programs, adapted for COVID-safe participation.
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 2500 active changemakers
> 115,000 hours of service
250+ community development projects
88% participants reported significant personal growth
98% participants reported intention to act
800 academic scholarships
275 travel scholarships
85 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
While COVID-19 has put most of our international travel experiences on hold for the moment, we hope to resume trips as soon as it is safe. These international experiences enable students to expand their horizons, make new connections, and give back while taking in. There are as many reasons to adventure as there are destinations to explore. Check out these limited service travel adventures and stay tuned for more to come in late summer 2021.
Location: Los Santos, CR
Dates: July 26 – August 4, 2021
Type: High School
Location: Los Santos, CR
Date: Various Dates in 2021
Location: Antigua, GT
Date: August 1-10, 2021