Support our Global Community, Become a Member, and Go Experteering
By joining as a member, you'll have unlimited access to inspiring social impact organizations around the world that provide unique local benefits, such as free accommodation, in exchange for your skills. Beyond getting you matched, we provide training, resources, and a hosted planning process to help you plan the trip of a lifetime.
Become a Full-Access Member
Get full access to all site features and all opportunities for two years. Your membership will also help you stand out in search results so you can be discovered by organizations looking to recruit Experteers. We will also include your profile in our partner outreach to find new projects that relate to your skills and preferences. Once you are on the platform, there are no additional charges, and our organizations never charge you other program-related fees -- our organizations provide you unique local benefits for your skills, and many offer free accommodation. The only other costs you will incur are your own personal travel related costs.
As a member, you can ask questions and request introductions to our partner organizations around the world. Our social impact organizations never charge you additional fees, and most provide accommodations and other local benefits.
We'll set up time to talk to you, suggest projects on our site, and learn about your skills and preferences so we can source new projects that match your profile.
If you don’t love your options after signing up or are dissatisfied with our service anytime in the first year of your membership, we’ll refund your membership fee – no questions asked.
We try to find you opportunities that match your skills and preferences. You can see our suggestions on your dashboard every time you login, and also via email. In addition, you can follow organizations, set custom filters, and choose how you want to be notified when new opportunities meet your specified criteria.
Whenever is best for you, take our online training that includes topics like cultural awareness, volunteering best practices, and human centered design. These concepts will not only make you a more effective Experteer, but they’ll also help you grow into a more globally-minded, empathic, and innovative leader.
Our guides and articles help you choose between opportunities, find a match, plan a trip, and learn new skills. They even include things like how to ask your boss for extra time (and budget) to take an Experteering trip.
Get access to our network of global development organizations, partners and Experteers. We identify opportunities through leading global development organizations like Gates Foundation, Kiva, Mercy Corps, Global Giving, Ashoka, Village Capital and many, many more.
There is a team of people behind this site that verify every opportunity and oversee every match. We’ll work with your profile and preferences to source new opportunities that are most relevant to you. If you have questions, you can email us or use our on-site chat widget at any time.
Experteering is a proven way to make a real difference and membership is a fraction of the cost of traditional "voluntourism" organizations. All our opportunities are skills-based and they do not charge additional fees. Whether you have one week or one year, our opportunities allow you to travel economically and are verified to create a positive impact.
Want a virtual coach to help you choose between projects, and/or find one especially tailored for you? If you have a unique request, are traveling as a couple or family, or need a match right away, we can help. If you add our "Personal Support Option” for $175, we dedicate a member of our support team to lead an intake call with you, learn more about your preferences, and provide ongoing guidance so that we can guarantee a fast-track to a personalized match.
Learn more on the next screen, or add this option at any time.
Companies, Universities & Groups
MovingWorlds provides program design, program setup, and program management for international skills-based volunteering programs. Tech companies like Microsoft, universities like Middlebury, and consultancies like EY have used MovingWorlds processes, content, and guidance to scale and increase the impact of world-positive leadership development programs.
International Skills-based Volunteering is a proven way to develop communication, innovation, and global leadership skills and a rapidly growing trend.
We support universities, corporations, and private groups from 5 to 500 engage in international volunteering programs.
Read about our work in:
- DevexImpact: Why Every Company Needs a Corporate Volunteer Program
- See our work in Triple Pundit: How to pilot a program at your company
- Follow our writing in HuffingtonPost about World Positive Leadership Development
- Download our free guide to pilot a program at your company
Questions About Our Membership?
We actively recruit and screen organizations based on the profile of our members so we can match you with verified social impact organizations that never charge additional fees - your payment supports our team and covers the costs of verifying both you and our organizations. It also allows us to provide training, our world-class resources, and personal support in case you have questions on your journey.
Most likely! Most other sites charge people to volunteer, which is often called “voluntourism”. Instead, we find opportunities that are free and also provide you benefits, like free places to live and/or free food. On average, our Experteers save over $1,500 per month of international travel, and do meaningful, sustainable, skills-based work while they're at it.
We firmly believe in the value of co-investment. Organization on MovingWorlds provide you local benefits and a lot of their most precious asset, their time. By paying for membership, you prove that you’re committed to Experteering, giving organizations confidence to react to your requests. In addition, it allows our support team to work with you.
Your membership lasts for two years. At anytime in the first two years of your membership, if you don't love our service, you can ask for a full refund of your membership fee - no questions asked. We are unable to refund membership after your first Experteering project.
Yes. We constantly look at the profiles of our members and source new projects based on their skills and preferences. In addition, we look at the searches our users save and the opportunities they follow as more guidance on the types of projects our community wants. Read this article about that feature.
Our organizations never charge you to Experteer, and almost all provide free accommodation. Some provide other local benefits, like meals. Every posted opportunity specifically explains what it can provide. Generally, you will be responsible for your airfare. The only potential additional fee is our optional personal support feature.
Purchasing this optional feature allows us to dedicate personal time to provide you more hands-on support. Think of it like having your own virtual coach.
This personal support add-on is $175.
There is no typical project on MovingWorlds, which means you can find an opportunity that is best for your skills and preferences. From 3 days to 2 years, you can find the length that is right for you, and at the time you can afford.
From 3 days to 2 years, our Experteers have made a catalytic impact with small and medium social impact organizations around the world, and you can do the same. To help you, our resources were created so that you can best tap into your skills, and align them with your hosting organization to make a long-lasting impact.
We've helped individuals, couples, families, and groups from some of the largest corporations in the world find Experteering opportunities. Every member needs an account, but if you’re going with more than 3 people, we encourage you to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll be directed to your dashboard where you can see recommendations and also find the resources and training to successfully plan an Experteering trip. In tandem, a member of our team will reach out to you to help you plan your Experteering trip and answer any questions you have.
Professionals usually end up in one of the following types of projects:
Using their skills to accomplish a very specific project scoped by an organization. Typically (but not limited to) 1 - 4 weeks.
- Capacity Builders & Trainers:
Focusing on training and mentoring in specific skill area. Typically (but not limited to) 1 - 8 weeks.
Using their knowledge to advise on a solution or course of action for an organization with a challenge. Typically (but not limited to) 3 - 12 weeks.
- Team members:
Occasionally, Experteers join in a key business or technical role on a team. Typically (but not limited to) 3 to 12+ months.
(And if you don’t see one you like, let us know and we can source one just for you.)
You can see a collection of stories on our Experteering Stories page.
We can’t ask your boss for you, but we’ll give you all the advice you need. We’ve written about why your boss should pay you to travel, and provide tips on how to ask for a sabbatical.
We support some of the world’s leading international skills-based corporate volunteering programs, including for partners like Microsoft. We’ve also published resources about Why Every Company Needs a Corporate Volunteering Program and How to Pilot an ICV Program at Your Company.
Your membership goes to MovingWorlds.org, a social purpose corporation (aka Benefit Corporation). Your membership covers the cost of hosting this website and the global support team that provides service to all matches as well as the work to curate a list of vetted host organizations and scoped opportunities.
Yup! We have a global team waiting to help you volunteer your skills. Simply schedule time, or use the chat-box on this page.