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Volunteer in Panama

Want to lead a group volunteer trip? Contact info@giveandsurf.org

Over the years we have hosted groups of volunteers from colleges, high schools, surf organizations, yoga retreats, film crews, corporate retreats, and group travel companies.  These groups have left a huge impact on the community through implementing large scale community development projects. We are able to coordinate all your needs in Bocas del Toro: travel, accommodations, food, volunteer projects, and activities.



March/April 2017: Surf, Explore, and Help Build an Elementary School with Surf For Life!



July 8th-15th Sustainable Surf & Cultural Immersion Trip



July 22nd-29th Sustainable Surf & Cultural Immersion Trip


Croft Global Travel of Washington D.C. (2011, playground)

Matuse Wetsuits of San Diego, California (2011, playground and beach clean up)

Students Without Borders Academy of British Columbia, Canada  (2012, Library construction)

SAGE group (2011)

Michigan State University (2013, community garden)

Dunbarton High School of Pickering, Ontario (2013, 2 bathroom/septic tanks, community garbage clean up, classroom repairs)

The Linden School of Toronto, Ontario (2013, community field day)

Gill St. Bernards School of Gladstone, New Jersey (2013, school construction for Bahia Roja)

Students Without Borders Academy (2014, dock construction, school painting)

Groundswell Educational Travel and SDSU (2014, college course in sustainable surf tourism)

Keene State College (2014, baseball field construction, carpentry projects, and school painting)

Surfline and VISSLA (2014 supporting SOMP: surf outreach mentorship program)

Sustain the Stoke (2015)

Students Without Borders Academy (2015, supporting transportation of 136 students)

Surfline and VISSLA (2015, supporting SOMP: surf outreach mentorship program)

Marin Catholic High School (2015, Bahia Roja walkway and new school construction support)

Camby Church Group (2015)

Surf for Life (2015, new elementary school building constructed in Bahia Roja)

Sunshine Heroes Foundation (2015, funded a new community center in Bastimentos town)

Surf for Life (2016, new preschool building constructed in Bocas del Drago)

Surf for Life (2017, preschool room in Isla Cristobal)

Carl von Mertens & Co (2017, new community center in Isla Cristobal)

Travel and Leisure on Reserve Channel

PBS with Peter Greenberg Worldwide

24 Bits from Panama City

3 pointer for the WIN! Complimentary hoop by @anniieflanigan #giveandsurfShaka 🤙 Love ❤️ with Volunteer @motaymiller! #shakaforlife #giveandsurfShow and tell with Henri in Bahia Roja! He chose a Panama pride song to celebrate today being Bocas Day! #felizdiadebocas #giveandsurfPlease take a literal 5 seconds to help us win up to $10,000 by voting for Emilie Street's, @emjstreet, #MyGivingStory entitled Gap Year volunteer Shane @shane.br0wn showing the kids from Bahia Roja how it’s done! Shane spent his first month getting his TEFL certificate and then led our ESL programs in Bahia Roja and Bahia Honda for the rest of his stay! Thanks for everything Shane we hope to see you back in Panama some day! 
#panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanksEducation with Give & Surf also includes introducing our students to healthy foods and table manners as our little ones develop their fine motor skills! 🍴#giveandsurf 🍴Adalberto landing the big 🐟 with the Flanigan Family yesterday! 
On behalf of the whole Give & Surf team we wish you, @anniieflanigan, the most amazing start to this next chapter of your life. Thank you for the laughs, good times, and support of education for all those you met in 🇵🇦! #giveandsurf✈️ high thanks to recent gap year volunteer Shane aka @shane.br0wn! Two 👍🏼's up for this awesome edit showing the beauty of Panama and our programs! #giveandsurfDeveloping fine motor skills, such as handling small objects, is a way for children to practice using their hands and fingers, which in turn builds the strength and coordination critical for writing skills. “When you're a preschooler or toddler, your attention comes out in a different way,” Pizzolongo. 
Ian, making the most of this motor skills activity! #giveandsurfPlaygrounding around in Bahia Honda on a Wednesday! #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeCurrent Volunteer Annie aka @anniieflanigan brought her spearing skills to Bocas and is showing the boys, Eddie Jones, @party_over_here7, and Tom Pelgrum, @bastimentosalive. how to get it done Stuart, Florida style! 🐟🐟 #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeMileidi aka the classroom DIVA! 
She love her dolls, laughing, and snacks! #giveandsurf

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