Worldpackers’ Ecological & Social Sustainability Award

We want to celebrate the projects that are the most committed to creating a sustainable world and better future for all of us!

How do I participate?

The Award

Since our founding in 2014, the Worldpackers Community is 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, our community-based Ecological & Social Sustainability Award is being launched in 2023

Annually, starting in 2024, the Worldpackers Community will vote for the 10 most impactful projects to be awarded our USD $20,000 prize 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?


Be a Worldpackers Top Host* by confirming multiple trips throughout the year and having average ratings above 4.8.

Not yet a Worldpackers host?

To participate in this competition, register through the link below.

Become a host

Add the UN Sustainable Development Goals that your project focuses on to your Worldpackers profile.


Encourage Worldpackers volunteers to endorse** the SDGs you have the most impact on when leaving you a review on our site.


Starting on May 1st, 2024, the Worldpackers community will vote and select our 10 winners!***


Winners will be announced on June 5th, 2024 - World Environment Day

* To participate, you must become a Top Host at least 30 days before the award date. Hosts from all countries are eligible to participate.

** Only hosts with the highest number of SDG endorsements will be eligible for this competition.

*** Voting starts 30 days before the Annual Award date. (Unavailable in certain countries.)

Worldpackers reserves the right to monitor, discontinue, or suspend any host’s participation in our Annual Award who does not comply with our Terms of Use as previously agreed upon.

+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

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

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.

87 Beach Cleanings
1.863 Volunteers
150.169 Cigarette butts
1.812 kg Garbage trash

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