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Facilitating Journeys That Change Lives


Facilitating Journeys That Change Lives

About us

The Impact Travel Group is a collective of educational and experiential travel brands providing transformative experiences.

When we change, the world changes. The key to all change is in our inner transformation—a change of our hearts and minds.

Our collective utilizes education and travel to inspire that inner transformation and create responsible global citizens poised to change the world.

Our Mission

To create and provide transformative, purposeful travel experiences that are committed to cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Our Vision

To realize positive change in the world. By changing individual lives and shaping attitudes through the power of travel, we can create global citizens that act as catalysts for real change.

Our Values



We love the work that we do and have a true passion for our mission and vision because we’ve seen it work firsthand.


We invest in creating meaningful relationships and connections with our employees, our partners, our travelers, and with the communities we serve.


We are committed to continuously learning, improving, and evolving in the spirit of innovation, positive change, and personal and professional development.


We prioritize acting ethically and honestly as representatives of our collective, as well as the organization as a whole.


We believe that diversity and a variety of lived experiences and backgrounds within an organization promotes overall success.


We are serious about our mission and vision and lead our collective through our commitments to People, Planet, Culture, Travelers.

Our Philosophy

Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu
Translated simply, this means that “a person is a person because of other people.” I am because you are, and you are because we are; the essence of Ubuntu. This is the philosophy that drives us, as it promotes compassion, kindness, and fairness.

Our Commitments

As a group and collective, we’re able to pursue our mission of creating and providing transformative, purposeful travel experiences that are committed to cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability. Each member of our collective contributes meaningful and sustainable commitments to create a more powerful whole and a more powerful collective. As a collective, our commitments are focused on People, Planet, Culture, and Traveler.


Our interactions and relationships with people drive inner transformation.

  • Contributing towards initiatives benefiting underserved communities, including but not limited to:
    • young girls and women encountering gender disparity
    • victims of domestic violence
    • those without access to core education, healthcare or economic opportunity
    • vulnerable children and adults
  • Fair and equal employment practices
  • Sourcing and recruiting locally


Change begins with cultural understanding and immersion.

  • Our collective focuses on cultural sustainability through:
    • Protecting cultural heritage through authentic and locally curated projects
    • Respecting and retaining cultural values through our support of local communities
    • Sharing the importance of learning about and respecting the local culture on each and every program
  • We are committed to the value of cultural immersion and understanding in a variety of ways, including:
    • Homestays or group traveler accommodations designed for interaction and learning
    • Classes with native students where available
    • Language exchange in non-English speaking destinations
    • Working alongside and collaborating with local staff
    • Extra-curricular activities with local communities, volunteers, and/or staff


Each individual traveler can be a catalyst for change.

  • Our collective is committed to helping travelers become global citizens by:
    • Attaining a greater cultural competency—the ability to understand, appreciate and interact with people from cultures or belief systems different from their own
    • Understanding and committing to the mission of the project prior to participation
    • Educating themselves via pre-trip educational materials
    • Participating with intention and understanding their contribution to the host community
    • Gaining a stronger understanding of global issues and how they can contribute positively in the future

Our Impact highlights


Million hours of Volunteer Service


People helped back to health via home based care


KG's of waste removed from environment each year


Increase in adult literacy rates through our workshops


Increase in athletic ability in primary school kids who normally don't do PE


Children in school received improvements by securing Government support


Sqm removal of alien plants from wilderness


Photos from camera traps processed for research

Our Collective

Camps International

African Impact

Kaya Responsible Travel

Raleigh International

Roots Interns

World Endeavors

Marine Impact

Penda Photo Tours

Ecua Explora

African Horse Safaris

Beyond TEFL

Impact Gap Year

Rebel Innovation

Leading Lines

Join our team

Join our growing team at Impact Travel Group. The available vacancies are shown below. If you feel that you’re a good fit please apply using the provided application form.


Trusted by over 4,000 students worldwide

Volunteering abroad with Kaya in Peru was such a rewarding, eye opening and overall enjoyable experience. The staff was great! The staff member who went with us to volunteer was very organized and awesome. She helped us find our way to each destination (including as soon as we got off the airplane in Peru, she was right outside waiting for us to take us to where we would be staying) and she was so helpful. I had a great experience with Kaya while in Peru!

Alisa MurphyVolunteer

My experience in Ireland was incredible! I learned a ton about sustainability and even Irish wildlife from it. My internship and the experiences I was able to have in Dublin and other parts of the country with other interns on the weekend were all amazing. World Endeavors did a really great job with organizing my internship, getting housing, preparing for travel, etc.


Working with Kaya was an incredible experience! I really enjoyed the activities such as hiking Machu Picchu, building stoves in Umasbamba, and taking health care classes in Peru.

Alyssa PompanVolunteer

If looking out to volunteer in Africa and have a great experience making an impact in the beautiful continent , great place to get placement from, enjoy the African experience on the Kruger project , Livingstone project and Kenya and Mara Project

Lazaros DubeLocal Guide

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