Unearth The World

Unearth The World Unearth the World is a social venture focused on pairing volunteers with international non-profits. Who are we? Unearth the World (UTW) is a social enterprise that plans personalized and meaningful volunteer abroad programs for individuals, groups, and families.
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A husband-wife team founded UTW after their own transformative international volunteering experience where they learned about the pros and cons of service abroad. UTW’s unique model pairs travelers with vetted international nonprofits to engage in cross-cultural exchange and solve real issues in global communities like poor education and food insecurity. UTW’s focus on training, financial transparency and social impact sets them apart. Since 2015, more than 200 global citizens have donated over 3,500 hours of their time. UTW alums have started their own nonprofits, continued to volunteer in their own communities and become more civically engaged to multiply their tremendous impact!

"...ultimately, volunteering helps the community. When people work together in a volunteer capacity they begin to build ...
10/05/2018
Volunteering: A Formula For Help And Happiness

"...ultimately, volunteering helps the community. When people work together in a volunteer capacity they begin to build social connections based on shared values, all of which work in favor of a stronger, more connected community. And the actual work done by volunteers is often directly related to the health of the people, animals and organizations in the community. This improves the positive environment for all." We couldn't agree more! http://ow.ly/ZENp30m4jJR

Volunteers impact the community and grow their skills at the same time. What's not to value about engaging in service?

They say an investment in travel is an investment in yourself. What do you think?
10/04/2018

They say an investment in travel is an investment in yourself. What do you think?

Thanks for including us in this recent article!!!
10/03/2018
Jessie on a Journey

Thanks for including us in this recent article!!!

Did you know you have the power to change the world with your passport? 🌍

For Passport Awareness Month (September), I've partnered with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to help spread the word about the benefits of getting your passport --
including how you can have a more positive impact on mother earth and her communities when you travel.

Simply click the link below to learn about some of my favorite organizations and platforms that make it easy to weave sustainable tourism into your next trip. ⬇️

https://jessieonajourney.com/help-change-the-world/

"When  you  return  from  volunteering,  it  can  be  hard  to  reincorporate  yourself  into  your  country͛s  culture....
10/02/2018

"When you return from volunteering, it can be hard to reincorporate yourself into your country͛s culture. My best advice is to keep the experience in mind by incorporating what you learned into your daily life and to look within your own community to see where you can help locally." -Martha, Unearth the World Volunteer

One year ago, we were given the opportunity to share Unearth the World's impact with @NBCChicago Making A Difference! Ta...
09/23/2018

One year ago, we were given the opportunity to share Unearth the World's impact with @NBCChicago Making A Difference! Take a walk down memory lane and check out our spotlight! http://ow.ly/1GME30lSguR

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. Happy World Gratitude Day!
09/21/2018

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. Happy World Gratitude Day!

Wishing safe travels to our awesome group from LeoBurnett and MSLGROUP who embark on a journey to unearth Peru! Cannot w...
09/20/2018

Wishing safe travels to our awesome group from LeoBurnett and MSLGROUP who embark on a journey to unearth Peru! Cannot wait to see pictures and hear stories of your impact!

“What if in addition to vacation, companies offered paid opportunities to travel and volunteer abroad?" See why companie...
09/19/2018

“What if in addition to vacation, companies offered paid opportunities to travel and volunteer abroad?" See why companies should let employees work remotely and travel more to boost engagement! http://ow.ly/wVHZ30lSfNZ

Got the itch to travel? #JustGo. Where do you dream of exploring next?
09/18/2018

Got the itch to travel? #JustGo. Where do you dream of exploring next?

Check out Unearth The World Founder Kathryn Pisco on the #WeGotGoals podcast with a @ASweatlife, where she shares how sh...
09/12/2018

Check out Unearth The World Founder Kathryn Pisco on the #WeGotGoals podcast with a @ASweatlife, where she shares how she accomplished one big goal to now help others do the same! http://ow.ly/E8me30lJqF1

09/11/2018
alumni.cornell.edu

We recently announced a new travel partnership with Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program, and we're excited to share their first trip will be to Guatemala! Learn more below. http://ow.ly/4vgU30lJqzf

"Today, the companies that will continue to thrive are the ones headed by leaders who are willing to listen and respond ...
09/11/2018
Recruiting Top Talent For Your Company Begins With Social Impact

"Today, the companies that will continue to thrive are the ones headed by leaders who are willing to listen and respond to what millennials are looking for: authentic corporate social responsibility." http://ow.ly/QpMY30lJq7X

Social responsibility is the future for millennial employees, and corporations are faced with the choice of adapting to these trends or losing relevance in the hunt for talent and skills. 

Over 300 volunteers have joined us in our journey to break down cultural barriers and contribute towards a more equitabl...
09/08/2018

Over 300 volunteers have joined us in our journey to break down cultural barriers and contribute towards a more equitable and peaceful world. Take the leap and be a part of something bigger!

"My experience with Unearth the World was rewarding, memorable, gratifying and unique. I love your mission and the way y...
09/08/2018

"My experience with Unearth the World was rewarding, memorable, gratifying and unique. I love your mission and the way you bring it to life. Keep building. We need you." Amy, Unearth The World Volunteer & Current Board member http://ow.ly/10dM30lJqcD

On #womensequalityday, we honor & support our volunteers and community partners all over the world who work hard to prov...
08/26/2018

On #womensequalityday, we honor & support our volunteers and community partners all over the world who work hard to provide women with equal opportunities in education & employment.

"You can really do anything that you put your mind to. Going into the experience, it seems daunting and you’re nervous a...
08/22/2018

"You can really do anything that you put your mind to. Going into the experience, it seems daunting and you’re nervous and excited. The biggest takeaway was that I can do anything that I put my mind to." - Jessica, UTW Volunteer

We are proud to officially be a travel partner of the Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program! Stay tuned for an annou...
08/21/2018
Our travel partners | Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program | Alumni, parents, and friends | Cornell University

We are proud to officially be a travel partner of the Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program! Stay tuned for an announcement next week on where our first journey will be!!https://alumni.cornell.edu/learn-and-travel/travel-program/partners/

We partner with award-winning travel operators to share an exciting variety of culturally immersive opportunities—from cruises to land journeys, from active adventures to relaxing vacations. In your own words, our operators are “experienced,” “trusted experts,” “so friendly,” and “pr...

Looking forward to meeting other local innovators at the 2018 Chicago Innovation Awards nominee reception on September 5...
08/20/2018

Looking forward to meeting other local innovators at the 2018 Chicago Innovation Awards nominee reception on September 5. What an honor to be recognized among other organizations leading the way in so many diverse areas of business!

Be the change you want to see in the world. Work with local communities to solve real problems in Ecuador, Guatemala, Ni...
08/19/2018

Be the change you want to see in the world. Work with local communities to solve real problems in Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Zambia and more. http://ow.ly/mhB930lnT1f

Peru is a multiethnic country with enormous diversity of art, cuisine, literature and music, thanks to the blending of d...
08/17/2018

Peru is a multiethnic country with enormous diversity of art, cuisine, literature and music, thanks to the blending of different cultures and civilizations over thousands of year. We work with a community partner whose mission is to respond to the needs of the women and children in their struggle out of poverty by improving the availability and quality of education offered. Click below to learn more about this project. http://ow.ly/bazf30lnSIe

"Everyone travels for various reasons. I travel to open my eyes more to the world around me and to step out of my comfor...
08/15/2018

"Everyone travels for various reasons. I travel to open my eyes more to the world around me and to step out of my comfort zone. I find traveling with volunteer opportunities to be both humbling and healthy for my soul." - Cait, UTW Volunteer

Proud to be a nominee for this year's Chicago Innovation Awards. Who is going to the September 5 reception?!
08/14/2018

Proud to be a nominee for this year's Chicago Innovation Awards. Who is going to the September 5 reception?!

Check out what we've been up to this summer: a new community partner, UTW service chapters & local volunteer projects! h...
08/13/2018

Check out what we've been up to this summer: a new community partner, UTW service chapters & local volunteer projects! http://ow.ly/GdBa30lnRJ4

Today we celebrate our youth volunteers and community partners across the world! Happy #InternationalYouthDay!
08/12/2018

Today we celebrate our youth volunteers and community partners across the world! Happy #InternationalYouthDay!

Seeking to learn or improve your Spanish? One of our community partners in Nicaragua is now offering Skype lessons at an...
08/10/2018

Seeking to learn or improve your Spanish? One of our community partners in Nicaragua is now offering Skype lessons at an affordable rate. Click below to learn more! http://ow.ly/Qcu530libUk

#tbt to when we spoke about "Student supervision and Service Learning" at last week's Community Partner Gathering at Loy...
08/09/2018

#tbt to when we spoke about "Student supervision and Service Learning" at last week's Community Partner Gathering at Loyola University! Thanks to the Center for Experiential Learning for the opportunity!

We love to travel! Where in the world will your heart take you next?
08/08/2018

We love to travel! Where in the world will your heart take you next?

We are thrilled to be a National partner of the The Bonner Foundation! Read all about how we are working together to imp...
08/07/2018
UnearthTheWorld - Partnering to Improve Access to Global Travel

We are thrilled to be a National partner of the The Bonner Foundation! Read all about how we are working together to improve access to global travel http://www.unearththeworld.com/blog/partnering-to-improve-access-to-global-travel/

Learn about Unearth the World's new partner: The Bonner Foundation is a family foundation that works with universities nationwide to provide college access and service opportunities for under-resourced students passionate about civic engagement.

Who is ready for a new adventure? We are proud to share our newest community partner is a non-profit in highland Ecuador...
08/06/2018

Who is ready for a new adventure? We are proud to share our newest community partner is a non-profit in highland Ecuador! Read below to learn more! http://ow.ly/MnE930liae0

Here, at #UnearththeWorld, we're always in a state of wanderlust. In case you need some inspiration, check out these 9 @...
08/01/2018

Here, at #UnearththeWorld, we're always in a state of wanderlust. In case you need some inspiration, check out these 9 @tedtalks and start exploring! http://ow.ly/5ppY30lcQyS

Ever wonder how Unearth the World got it's name or how Co-Founder, Kathryn Pisco, spends her days growing the business? ...
07/31/2018
Women in Business Q&A: Kathryn Pisco of Unearth the World

Ever wonder how Unearth the World got it's name or how Co-Founder, Kathryn Pisco, spends her days growing the business? Learn more about the volunteer travel industry and the impact Unearth the World continues to have in the communities we support and the travelers who immerse themselves in our projects. Check out the interview below! http://ow.ly/wEdI30lcOcR

Unearth the World connects volunteers with groups who need their help, and exposes travelers & communities to transformative cross-cultural experiences.

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