Project Wave of Optimism Voluntourism Programs
Are you interested in more meaningful travel opportunities? Project WOO feels fortunate to be a leader in the sustainable tourism movement! Project WOO believes that we, as traveling surfers, have the responsibility to give back to the rural coastal communities that we explore. Such exploration often paves the road for future tourism development. By volunteering, we are able to lead by example and positively contribute to the coastal communities that we visit. Immersing yourself into community life and engaging in community-identified projects, allows you to make a direct, positive, and sustainable impact. As ambassadors of foreign cultures, we have the ability to bridge communities through cultural exchange. In areas like Gigante where tourism is rapidly growing, such cultural interaction creates an understanding that is fundamental to the community’s growth, as tourism-related development continues to grow..
Summer Volunteer Group at the end of a 'work' day.
Project WOO’s background in sustainable community development has laid the perfect foundation for all levels of volunteer participation. We work with each individual volunteer according to his or her interests and skill sets. Project WOO addresses the community’s needs with the volunteer’s interests. As such, we are able to facilitate the most rewarding and impactful volunteer experience for villagers and participants alike in a meaningful and sustainable way. Through Project WOO's holistic approach to development (please see About WOO and Why We Are Different), WOO has helped the community of Gigante identify, design, and implement various community-driven development projects. These projects serve as the platform for our volunteer programs.
WE ARE REVAMPING OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR 2014
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED PROGRAM INFORMATION IN THE COMING WEEKS