How it started
Our small team was created by members of different volunteer’s expeditions. We were overwhelmed with them, trying to find time and participate every year. We needed more opportunities, more information on projects. Each of us took part in dozens of various volunteering event. So volunteerism became a part of our life. Once we’ve realized that we know about so many projects and events, that the whole lifetime would not be enough to participate in all them. We decided to share this information. People invented the name to our activity – Goodsurfing, meaning “to travel with idea”. The groups in social nets were our first steps. They were small and rather private, just for friends with chamberlike setting. We did not plat to gain great auditory. But these groups naturally grew in scale. It’s appeared to be that so many people want to travel with idea, with occupation and look for such information. Step by step we formed our conception of right traveling, of traveling as volunteer or participant of any expedition, and not as a typical tourist with vacation package.
Once we understood that the space of social nets is not enough to store all information about interesting projects, volunteering and expeditions in different places all around the world. We decided to create convenient service, so people could economy their time and search for the best project there, apply in one click and get a conformation right away. So it would be very easy to plan the journey with meaning. Organizers in their turn could quickly find suitable helpers. People would communicate and make friends there. Of course we knew about large serves with international reputation, but some of their characteristics didn’t suit us. In most cases they specialized on limited number of activities, the registration or the participation in projects requires payment. We thought that over and got big ideas to create our own service. So, finally you are on Goodsurfing.org – free platform with a great number of ideas, how to travel with meaning. We progress every day. And it happens due to you! So, to speed up the development and make the platform more useful and full of great opportunities, write us and share any idea! Together we will make the world a bit better!
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