29 01, 2017

Panama Volunteer Videos 2016

Amazing videos from recent volunteers who joined us in Panama in 2016! Brothers made by Portuguese volunteers Sofia Santos and Miguel Graca! Groups of Marines volunteering in Panama and finishes a playground in Bahia Roja!   

23 01, 2017


  Eli Kurtz Gap Year Volunteer This past year, I was lucky enough to spend three short months of my life in Bocas del Toro, Panama, with the Give and Surf team. Back in June, after graduating high school, I had decided that I wanted to take a year off before going to college. With no [...]

6 01, 2017

Changing The Future One Child at a Time

Check out this wrap up and look ahead posted on BOCASDELTORO.COM by Executive Director Emily Talentino! Just when we think things can’t more exciting, new doors open and more opportunities present themselves!  2016 was a fantastic year for Give & Surf and it looks like even more is in store for 2017!  Since its inception [...]

29 11, 2016

Travel Experience Made!

The sun had just crept over the horizon when the buzz of Rutilio Milton's faded blue lancha sounded out over the water. It was barely 6 in the morning but the day was already shaping up to be a hot one. The water lapped up against the twisted roots of the mangrove as crabs of [...]

24 02, 2015

Reflections Between Waves

FULL ARTICLE FOUND HERE February 17, 2015  This Surfer Finds Meaning Between Waves & Doing Good BY GRIFFIN HULKOWER Finding Common Ground: Reflections Between Waves in Bocas Del Toro  One of the main reasons that I chose to come to Bocas was the close proximity of good waves and good vibes. My gap year is feeling [...]

24 12, 2014

Press Release from Clinton School of Public Service

  News Release December 11, 2014 For more information: Andrew Lovley, aplovley@clintonschool.uasys.edu Clinton School Student Designs Comprehensive Evaluation System for Educational Nonprofit in Panama BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA – Andrew Lovley of Wrentham, Mass. completed a three-month partnership with Give & Surf Inc., a nonprofit based in rural Panama that provides community development and educational [...]

17 12, 2014

Volunteer Beatriz Gomes Shares Her Experiences on Jetset Times!

November 21, 2014 Behind Give And Surf: Why I Chose To Be An Ambassador BY BEATRIZ GOMES Give and Surf is an organization Jetset Times is incredibly passionate about. Last year, we traveled to Panama’s Bocas del Toro islands, witnessed a group of young indigenous children receiving outstanding education from G&S. We were so moved by their international volunteers [...]

15 10, 2013

Roller Hockey Benefit for a New School Boat raises over $1,000

Our fundraising efforts for A New School Boat continue going strong with the help of beautiful people in New Jersey this past Saturday.  Great friend and supporter, Luke Levanchy, hosted a roller hockey tournament, raffle, and festivities for a crew of spirited people.  Congrats goes to members of the winning team: Blake Wardrop, Mitch Cardone,  Brett [...]

26 09, 2013

Introducing Panama Concierge

There is no reason to make this long.  It is a pretty simple announcement that our partners and great supporters have started Panama Concierge: a boutique travel agency offering unparalleled personal service for extraordinary group travel experiences This forward thinking travel agency has shed their fanny packs, tevas, and binoculars by offering up the creme de [...]

7 08, 2013

Stories from Panama: Hector

  As part of our blog we want to share our stories and its me toca to give mine.  Enjoy it. Timid Hector Meet Hector: the first kid in Bocas I met nearly three years ago.  I remember our first interaction like it was yesterday. Hector was only two at the time.  While [...]

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