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Take a break from your regular work for a few days of EXTRAORDINARY volunteer work. Join Our Game-Count Special in Zimbabwe!

  • Date: Sept. 27th to Oct.1st 2023
  • Location: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, Africa
  • Accommodations: Lodges with bedrooms, showers, kitchen, and lounge.
  • Price: $825 all-inclusive ( meals & accommodations, and project transportation). The program price excludes airfare (tax-deductible) and incidentals.

The ๐—ญ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ-๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น program has you up close and personal with magnificent African wildlife. This once-a-year experience will make you feel like you're on a real-life episode of National Geographic.

This program is also an unusually cost-effective, short, meaningful vacation that leaves a lasting impact.
Our Game-Count Special is not for the faint of heart! You'll be working with a Wildlife organization in teams of 2-6, counting and recording sightings of lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, Cape buffaloes, leopards, wild dogs, cheetahs, rhinos, and more. Not only will you witness some of Africa's most iconic species up close and personal, but you'll also be contributing to valuable research that helps protect and conserve these animals.


Volunteers may spend up to 24 hours at various water holes within the range of 3 campsites within the park. You will be placed in teams of 2 minimum to 6 maximum per count site.

There is a mandatory orientation, so volunteers must be at the program site from Sept. 27th at noon and commit to Sept.30th for post-count exercises. You'll also enjoy a park safari on the final day, Oct.1st.

You don't need to be a wildlife expert to participate, but you should have some basic knowledge of birds and animals.

Most importantly, you should have a love of adventure and a willingness to learn!

So pack your bags and join us for the wildest vacation of your life in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park!

email office@globeaware.com or call 877-588-4562



The Sandlin family spent spring break in Cuba, soaking up the sun! Cuba and its culture are a vibrant and colorful mix of African, Spanish, and Caribbean influences.

"Our trip to Cuba was great. We learned a lot about Cuban culture and we had time to understand the struggles that they face. The projects were very well selected and we felt like it was a good use of our time and donations. We truly enjoyed being able to interact with people." -Kathy Sandlin, March 2023

Globe Aware's mission is to promote cultural awareness and sustainability. Our family of volunteers spent the week gaining insight into how social issues are addressed and getting a deep understanding of the real beauties and challenges of Cuban culture. Activities included agriculture work by planting a soursop tree in a district located on the outskirts, appreciating Cuban music with locals, and more.

Confused about Cuba's entry policies? Learn more on our website, or check out our podcast!

Learn more about Globe Aware's Cuba program

Listen to Globe Aware's Podcast on traveling to Cuba




Guatemala is home to many different Mayan tribes, and each of these tribes has its distinct language, customs, traditions, diverse culture, and rich history.

However, population growth and migration have strained resources all over the country. As a result, literacy rates are among some of the lowest in the world, and poverty is prominent. Low standards of living, poor sanitation, and even limited access to clean water are all daily challenges.

Globe Aware volunteers work side by side with locals to address identified needs. One such need and staple project for volunteers is installing cement flooring in homes.
Many people in Guatemala live in homes with dirt floors, which can be unsanitary and pose health risks. Dirt floors can harbor bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens that can cause diseases such as parasitic infections and respiratory problems. They can also make it more difficult to keep homes clean, especially during the rainy season when mud and dirt can be tracked inside.

Cement floors are a relatively simple and affordable solution to this problem.


Despite facing discrimination, many Mayan communities in Guatemala are working to preserve and promote their traditional ways of life. This includes efforts to protect their land and natural resources, promote their languages and cultures, and strengthen their communities through education and economic development.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to also:

  • Work with children at a local community library.
  • Teach in an After-School Enrichment Program.
  • Work with local women's groups.
  • Agricultural projects such as creating a "forest garden" on the land.
  • Teach English pronunciation to students and teachers of English who are learning how to write but not to speak the language.

To learn more about pricing, work projects, etc. visit the link below!

Learn more about Globe Aware's Guatemala program

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