A program that matches charitable travelers with volunteer opportunities in the Caribbean
The opportunities last about four hours long and can be booked by individuals or groups – and no group is too large for ShoreTrips Give to accommodate. In fact, earlier this year, a group of 350 people came to Aruba wanting to aid with a project that would ultimately benefit youths, and lent their hand to everything from painting schools to entertaining children.
Having the opportunity to volunteer as a free independent traveler (FIT in travel agency lingo) is a unique one, and one that has been a long-held dream of ShoreTrips co-owner, Julie Karp. For help in creating and honing a formula for scheduling logistics, she reached out to Hope Floats, a similar model that has been matching volunteer-willing cruise passengers to more than a dozen island-based charities for five years now. The partners plan to grow the business together, and will soon add Jamaica and Roatan to the destination list.