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Changing the meaning of the word “travel” using independent Travel Education – this is what we do.

Creating a more understanding and deeper connected world – free of historical and cultural biases and full of genuine curiosity and open minds – give & grow strives to shape a global and sustainable community.

Together – With you.


Travel of Tomorrow


give & grow enables people to engage in an immersive cultural travel experience through modern online education and personal exchange.

We strive to reshape the industry of travel, tourism and volunteering to a responsible system – focusing on genuine connections and longterm experiences, rather than capital and short term entertainment.

We achieve this by advocacy work, awareness campaigns and our learning platform. 


Economic stability and social impact are not an ambiguity
– quite the opposite.

give & grow is currently funded by volunteer work and government funding. Income generated by our online course platform will be 100% reinvested in our cause and educational projects.

We started in 2021 and will share our report respectively soon. Our statute.








Wojtek Plichta


Kathrin David

Founder and CEO

Janine Kohls

Social Media

Alice Goßrau

Blog & Texterin

Leonie Keiper


You want to join the team and support the mission?

We are happy to hear from interested persons of different backgrounds, regardless of their gender identity, religion, ethnicity, origion, sexual orientation, migration history, age or disability.

We are keen to hear from you!


Kathrin started to travel the world in 2018, intending to learn from people and cultures around the globe. Her idea was, to find local projects and rather than portraying the problem, spread the ideas and solutions they have. 

Eventually Kathrin started asking herself:

Why have we never heard of these grassroots projects?
Why are so many things going wrong in the travel industry?

give & grow, is trying to answer this questions. Among many different learnings, one realisation stands out for Kathrin:

Once we open ourselves for different perspectives and encounter each other on equal terms, we can always learn something from one another.


Support – How can I help?

How can I help? As a nonprofit organization we rely on donations to achieve our goals. We are very happy that you would like to support our work. We actively change something by:

  • advocating for change in the volunteering industry on government and industry level.
  • raising awareness with prevention work (for example with planned workshops in schools).
  • form a network, join events and organize them as well.




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