Our commitment to a better world

Since its foundation in 2014, the Worldpackers Community has been committed to working collaboratively to create a resilient and integrated landscape, where people’s needs are met and the environment prospers. To accomplish that goal, we created the following community-based initiatives:

Worldpackers’ Ecological & Social Sustainability Award

Every year, Worldpackers travelers will have the chance to vote for our Top Hosts at Ecological and Social projects and select the 10 projects that will receive a USD $20,000 prize to further amplify their impact on the world.

You’ll be able to vote on May 1st, 2024!

The donations will work as follows:

  • 1st place US$5,000
  • 2nd place US$4,000
  • 3rd place US$3,000
  • 4th place US$2,000
  • 5th to 10th places US$1,000

How can I participate in the Award?


Become a member of Worldpackers and volunteer with Ecological and Social Projects around the world.


Endorse the Sustainable Development Goals where you have seen the most impact during your exchanges while leaving Worldpackers reviews.


In 2024, vote among the most endorsed hosts to select the 10 winners, which will be announced on June 5th - World Environment Day.

WP’s Ecological & Social Sustainability Award Goals

Create awareness around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Encourage our most impactful hosts to provide culturally enriching and educational exchanges

Assist the most impactful social and ecological projects in our community

Spread knowledge & create a resilient, thriving, and abundant future

Join us in our mission for a sustainable world

Worldpackers is a global community of conscientious travelers and welcoming hosts promoting thousands of connections and unique experiences since 2014. We seek to foster the development and transformation of the world into a more socially & environmentally sustainable place, and we address the impact of each experience through the UN Sustainable Development Goals as listed below:

1. No poverty 2. Zero hunger 3. Good health and well-being 4. Quality education 5. Gender equality 6. Clean water and sanitation 7. Affordable and clean energy 8. Decent work and economic growth 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure 10. Reduced inequalities 11. Sustainable cities and communities 12. Responsible consumption and production 13. Climate action 14. Life below water 15. Life on land 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions 17. Partnerships for the goals

+2 million

hours of social and ecological impact volunteering facilitated since 2014


social and ecological projects registered


star average review for Travelers


of our Applicants finish our Volunteering & Collaborative Exchange Certificates

Beach Clean Ups

Since April 2021, Worldpackers has been organizing Beach Clean Ups to directly support 3 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our community has gathered to over 70+ Beach Cleanups so far.

Impact of Beach Clean Up

The Beach Clean Up is much more than just picking up trash from the beach. It impacts an entire chain of people involved directly or indirectly in the action.


Beach Cleanings




Cigarette butts

1.812 kg

Garbage trash