Volunteer Trips

Every year Hope Without Borders organizes international volunteer trips. On overseas trips, we work together to provide medical care, water wells, sanitation systems, microbusinesses, training, and community development services that bring HOPE to communities in need. Teaching is at the core of what we do. Our teams are made up of university students, practitioners and professionals, who have an interest in sharing their skills and knowledge with others in order to positively impact their communities. If you wonder what we really do on our trips, read and click on our Travel BLOGS. If you would like to join us as a volunteer on one of our trips, please click on and fill out an APPLICATION.. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will be required to become a member of Hope Without Borders (see below). You will be required to be cleared by your healthcare provider in order to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Parve (Trip Coordinator) at: julie.parve@hwb-intl.org.

If you are donating towards a volunteer who is going on a trip, you can do that by clicking on the "Donate" button below and put the traveler’s name in the comment box.. If you are paying by credit card you need to pay a 3% convenience fee.

Here are our volunteer trips:

Trips for 2019:

Kenya: May 2019: FULL. We plan on continuing ongoing projects such as teaching health topics, helping patients with access to healthcare and assessing for future projects. We will enjoy a 2 day safari as well. This trip will be 14 days. Cost: $3800-$4000 (depending on airfare costs). This trip has been approved by CUW. To apply click HERE

Nicaragua 2019: May 19-26, 2019 FULL. We plan on continuing ongoing projects such as teaching health topics, helping patients with access to healthcare and assessing for future projects. This trip will be 7 days. Cost: $1900-2200 (depending on if you are a student or not). This trip has been approved by CCON. To apply click HERE

Trips for 2020:

Kenya: May 2020. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Join us for a fun adventure to Kenya. We will continue ongoing projects including the Red Elephant project, clean water, the Blue Lion project and we will visit the Ladies of Hope sewing co-op. This trip is 12-14 days. Cost: ~$3875 (depending on airfare). This trip has been approved by CUW. To apply click HERE

Guatemala (March 21-28, 2020): Enjoy beautiful Guatemala while helping deliver health care to those in need. No worries if you’re not a medical person, there are other projects we can have you do. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATION (though the trip is almost full). Cost: ~$1750. To apply click HERE

Once you have submitted a volunteer application and are accepted to go on a volunteer trip with us you must become a member of Hope Without Borders.

Click on the “Donate" button to complete your membership or pay your trip fee. Thank you for supporting our organization by becoming a member.

“Africa Will Change Your Life”

By: Jena Cruciani, RN (Volunteer Trip - March 2012)

How did Africa impact me? When I was asked to write this article I was like “psh no big deal, super easy, going to write it in five minutes and email it back”—wrong. Why may you ask? – let me tell you. Africa was the MOST amazing experience that I have ever, EVER been a part of. After you get past the 16 hours of “leisurely” plane travel, and you step foot into the African sun, something begins to hit you. You probably won’t realize it at first—I know I didn’t, but ever so slowly something changes you as a person. The first time you step foot into our medical camps, the schools we partner with or the slums we trek into, and you look at your surroundings, you look at what you are doing, what you are going to accomplish and who you are helping you become overwhelmed. Now, I’m not talking the overwhelmed like you have a pathophysiology and pharmacology exam in the same week, I mean overwhelmed with hope. Realistically speaking, even with the 1000+ people you will help see in the camps, clinics and schools, you will not be able to help everyone or solve their lack of access to health care, but here’s what you will do: You will inspire people, you will help people, you will shed sweat and tears for people, you will change peoples’ lives, but most of all, you will give people hope. You will walk into this with 20 strangers and leave as a family. You will make a difference. So buckle up, grab hold of something steady (you will need to in the vans) and get ready, because Africa will change your life.

Treating patients at the Medical Camp in Marangu, Tanzania 2013

Treating patients at the Medical Camp in Marangu, Tanzania 2013