Giving back.

Impact

The Remote Year Impact

It’s not just about seeing the world — it’s about making the world better together. We understand the power travel has in making positive change, and we are driven by a vision of a prosperous future for our planet and its people. We believe that all human beings should enjoy fulfilling lives and seek to ensure that our economic, social, and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.

We are committed to giving back to the places we visit and the local communities we encounter through initiatives focused on Global Education, Accessible Travel, Climate Action, and Shelter.

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Over the past 6 years

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500

Global positive impact projects in over 40 countries

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200

Hours volunteered in the local communities we visit

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$200,000

Raised in funds for countless organizations around the world

Our focus for driving positive change

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Provide positive impact experiences in every Remote Year destination

We are committed to incorporating at least one positive impact experience into each program month and destination. Our handpicked, local experiences are often the highlight for our program participants and we look forward to introducing higher quality, better curated, and more impactful experiences in each destination.

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Partner only with impact-driven vendors and partners

All of our vendors and local partners are selected based on a scoring system that includes their impact on local communities, dedication to fair and ethical practices, and commitment to values such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

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Encourage our global staff to take the time to give back

We encourage our staff to take 4-8 hours of company time a month to volunteer on issues they care about. This ensures that all of the members of our team have the flexibility to express their own personal impact goals and also align with our collective values as a company.

Some of our Local Impact Experiences

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Global Accelerator Program for Black and Minority Entrepreneurs

Remote Year and Venture Noire partner for a 3 year program

Together our dynamic teams will lead In the Black, a first-of-its-kind 8-week program aimed to support Black and minority entrepreneurs in the travel and hospitality industries. The first cohort will bring 15-20 US-based startup founders to South Africa later this year where they will meet up with local South African entrepreneurs in Cape Town and Johannesburg for a truly international collaboration. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to immerse themselves in a diverse community while receiving the proper tools, weekly training and hands-on mentorship to propel their businesses forward. 

Applications for the program are now open and will close in May. 

Visit our blog for more information on this exciting new program! 

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