Give and Surf
is a small, volunteer driven nonprofit organization that empowers the local indigenous communities of Bocas del Toro, Panama through education and community development. Bocas del Toro is a beautiful archipelago off the Caribbean coast of Panama that has beautiful beaches, amazing surf breaks, and a myriad of outdoor activities & adventures to participate in! Hundreds of volunteers from around the world visit us each year to help with our programs, be immersed in the local culture, and enjoy the world class surf breaks.
Starting this March, we need help constructing a new preschool & kindergarten classroom in the San Cristobal Village! No previous construction experience necessary. This alternative college spring break trip will give participants
a culturally immersive experience in which they will work side-by-side with the community to help build the new school. Mornings will be spent volunteering at the construction site and the afternoons will be filled with surfing, beach time & other excursions around the beautiful Bocas del Toro islands.
When living in remote island communities, we often face unpredictable situations, such as rainy weather conditions, power outages, and other challenges, that may result in changes to the itinerary below. The projects and activities to help with will vary throughout the year. We will do our best to adapt schedules to ensure that participants get to experience everything we have planned.