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Our Matching & Planning Process

Designed to connect you to a safe, high-impact, and immersive experience

In addition to sourcing verified social impact organizations that match your skills, our site and team will walk you through these 6 essential steps. At every stage, you can turn to the MovingWorlds support team for help and guidance.

Step 1: Create a free profile

Create a free profile by telling us what skills you have, where you want to go, and what causes you care about. Once you do, we will show you recommended opportunities, and you can also browse listings on your own.

You can then become a full member to request introductions, access our support team, or have MovingWorlds source new opportunities just for you.

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Step 2: Become a Member

With a profile on MovingWorlds you can browse for free, but you'll need a membership to request introductions and get matched.

Why do we charge?
Our small membership fee empowers us to find custom opportunities, provide matching support, and help you plan the trip of a lifetime. We're here to help you make an impact in the world, and connect to a unique international experience in the process.

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Step 3: Find a Match

You can see suggested opportunities via email and on your dashboard, or you can browse on your own. As a Full Access Member, you can request introductions to speak with Hosting Organizations before committing to a match. Full Access Members can also be visible to Hosting Organizations who can request introductions to you. Our support team oversees all introduction requests to and from Hosting Organizations to ensure quality.

In addition to existing opportunities, MovingWorlds also sources new opportunities for our Full Access Members. If you can’t find something you love please contact us and we’ll work directly with you.

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Step 4: Take our training

Taking the MovingWorlds Experteering Training will help you prepare you for a successful engagement. It covers cultural sensitivity, human centered design, sustainable development, and the right & wrong ways to volunteer. At the end, you'll have all of the tools and resources you need to help you succeed. The training is required before the Experteer leaves but is open for anyone to take if interested.

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*Free for members

Step 5: Plan Your Trip

Leave your tour guide behind. Using our planning process as a guide, you'll work directly with the Hosting Organization to plan your own work and travel. This helps build a relationship before you start and leads to an enjoyable, immersive, and high-impact experience.

See our 5-Step Planning Process of Members

Step 6: Go Experteering

From this point you have everything you need to take the trip of a lifetime.

Board your plane, meet your Hosting Organization, immerse yourself, make an impact, and have an adventure. Oh, and don't forget to take pictures so you have something to reflect on.

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