It all started with a trip to New Orleans. I graduated college and had no idea what the heck to do. So, I went on a volunteer trip to New Orleans and it changed my life.
Over the years, I couldn't kick the idea of traveling and volunteering, so with the help of my friend, Ben, Have Fun Do Good morphed from a saying into a business. We started by taking a few trips to New York City with our friends. After gaining some traction, we began offering more trips to different locations.
We're adding new experiences as fast as we can. Most of them are in the good ol' USA. If you like to travel and you're looking for a unique opportunity to meet some amazing folks and do some good in this world, Have Fun Do Good is for you. Check out our experiences here.
Our mission is to create experiences that force participants to step out of their comfort zones, give back in the process and meet some amazing folks along the way. We've found that a lot of the "GOOD" comes from building a tight-knit community of strangers within a 4-5 day experience.
There's something about giving back and traveling that you just have to experience for yourself. Hope to see you on a trip.
-Adam | Idea Guy at HFDG
Enough about us...hear from our participants
Costa Rica 2016
I found myself stuck. I was frustrated, discouraged, and depressed. Finally, I decided rather than continue to close in on myself I needed to find an opportunity to help someone else. I stumbled across Have Fun Do Good and within days had decided to sign up for their Costa Rica trip. Long story short - that trip changed the game for me. I will never forget those five days, the people I met, the service we did, and the fun we had. Feeling adventurous? Try it out yourself! - Tanara H.
A new spin on 'vacation'
We’re pretty sick of hearing about all of the bad stuff going on in this world so we’re bringing the good. Fo real. We pick awesome locations and sprinkle in unique volunteer experiences along the way. No planning required on your end. We make sure you get outside of your comfort zone. All you have to do is show up. You’ll leave with a greater sense of purpose and some new bomb ass friends.
Connecting through Shared Experiences
Have Fun Do Good Costa Rica was the experience of a lifetime. The location was beautiful, the activities were a blast, I’ve got new family members and now have memories to look back on for the rest of my life. I hope to go on more in the future.
It was one of the best weekends of my life. What an incredible group of people sharing such a rewarding experience. I feel like the things we did were very different from each other which offered variety and excitement. I didn’t know what to expect from this weekend and everything exceeded my expectations. You guys are great! Can’t wait for the next trip!
Have Fun Do Good adds a cool and social element to giving back and volunteering – the friends you make along the way just add to the overall enjoyable experience. I’d highly recommend HFDG for anyone looking to get out and travel, experience a new community, meet new people, and make a difference. Can’t wait for the next trip
Being in my early 30’s, it’s hard to find time to travel with friends as many of them are married and some of them even have kids which makes vacationing a challenge. Traveling solo is not appealing either. This trip offered me a chance to step away from the daily grind, all the while meeting and making new friends. There is a volunteer aspect to the trip, which really put things in perspective. Would highly recommend stepping outside your comfort zone and go on trip with this group when you can.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Have Fun Do Good?
We like to refer to ourselves as a social good travel company. You could even say that we're bringing 'sexy back' to volunteering.
Why should I sign up for a trip?
Because our trips are flippin’ sweet. But seriously, they are. We pride ourselves on creating a truly unique experience. If you're looking for a unique vacation...this is it.
Do I have to be a certain age?
This is one of our most commonly asked questions. Our only age requirement is 21+. We just ask that you bring a positive attitude to the trip.
Do you have a college program?
Yes. We're slowly rolling this out. We have ambassadors at the University of Pittsburgh. If you're interested in being an ambassador, hit us up.
Can I come alone?
Absolutely. Over 75% of our participants travel solo.
What's the deal with booking flights?
Flights aren't included in our pricing. We send out flight instructions after you book and ask that you arrived within said times.
Do you recommend travel insurance?
Yes. In the event you're unable to attend, we highly advise booking travel insurance through World Nomads.
What type of volunteer work do you do?
Our volunteer work varies. It depends on the location. Our goal is to put a unique spin on “doing good.” From teaching kids how to snowboard to working with turtles in Costa Rica, we like to mix it up.
What is your refund policy?
Trip transfers must be made 30 days before the trip. We do not provide refunds on trips, but recommend signing up for travel insurance through World Nomads or Travel Insurance.
Can I room with my friends?
Absolutely! We send out a questionnaire once you sign up for the trip. All you have to do is indicate that you’re coming with a friend. Easy breezy.