Join us on a trip that will change lives…theirs and yours! You will have the opportunity to visit communities, participate in safe water projects, interact with children and families, learn about their culture, and experience, firsthand, the impact safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education has on these communities.
Read individual trip details by clicking on the date of the trip you are interested in.
- Unfortunately, due to continued unrest in Haiti, service trips have been postponed until further notice. We will provide updates, as available.
These are unique opportunities to gain invaluable experience volunteering abroad, being of service to others, and experiencing another culture and way of life.
A volunteer trip to Honduras includes hands – on activities like: installing water filters, building school latrines, laying water piping, administering anti-parasite medicine and interacting with children and families. It also includes visiting cultural sites and getting to know the people and culture of Honduras.
A volunteer trip to Haiti includes travel to rural communities to see PWW’s work in action; visiting homes and schools where PWW is currently working; learning about Haiti and the Haitian culture by visiting places of interest; interacting with children and community members.
YOU will be part of the solution. Clean water, sanitation and hygiene bring lasting change. Your participation will directly impact families, giving them the foundation for a healthier, more prosperous future.
Bob Mohr Student Trip Scholarship
Pure Water for the World has financial support available through the Bob Mohr Scholarship Fund, to be allocated toward the travel of students on PWW trips to Haiti and Honduras. If you are a student who is interested in traveling with PWW, and you need financial assistance, please email us at [email protected].
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 802-747-0778. Trips fill quickly. Secure your spot on our next trip today.
Read About Volunteer Experiences
Written by Tracy Adams, Office & Donor Relations Manager, Pure Water for the World In October, I had the opportunity to take my first trip to Honduras with Pure Water for the World. During the week-long trip, the group of 18 volunteers installed filters, helped finish construction on latrines, visited a community to host a Continue reading
In the rural community of Solimar de Zepeda, Honduras, the school director and teacher worried about the water and sanitation issues in their community. They reached out to PWW for help. Today, thanks to their motivation for change combined with critical donor support, the school has a comprehensive safe water and sanitation program, including a Continue reading
This summer, the Carolyn Crowley Meub Women Empowerment Scholarship was created in honor of PWW’s recently retired Executive Director of 17 years. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student looking to make a difference in the lives of girls and women in developing countries. At PWW’s 20th birthday celebration, earlier this month, the first recipient Continue reading
PWW Team Member Highlight: July 2019 Each month we are featuring a member of PWW’s staff. This gives you the opportunity to get to know our team a little better and gain an understanding about what makes them such a special part of PWW’s safe water programs. PWW Team Member: Arlen Francisco Mejia PWW Office: Trojes, Continue reading
Story courtesy of School News Network, Grand Rapids, MI. Shared with permission. Students in Michigan raise over $6,000 to bring clean water to Haitian people. Read inspiring story.
Written by Emily Shaw Osborne, PWW Volunteer, Honduras This week in Honduras with Rotary and Pure Water for the World has been an extraordinary trip, and a beautiful gift of perspective. It’s been a week of experiencing intense poverty, incredible joy, unique culture, and a powerful God who cracked our hearts wide open so that Continue reading
Preface by Eric Johnson, PWW’s 2018 Ripple Award recipient: Have you ever read this quote by John Wesley? “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long Continue reading
Victor Centeno and his wife, Santos Jarquin, live in a small, humble home in the remote community of Cayantu Arriba, located about 90-minutes, by truck (on unimproved roads), from the rural town of Trojes, Honduras. Victor and Santos have three children, Ester, Gerson Ariel, and Victor Daniel. They also have a granddaughter named Ritzy. (family Continue reading
Tiffany Saltis (pictured), Castleton University (Vermont) student and Pure Water for the World intern, traveled with PWW to Honduras in June to help bring families clean drinking water. Following is a story she shared of her experience, originally published on the Castleton Spartan website. (shared with permission) ____________________________________________ Written By Tiffany Saltis September 11, 2018 Pure Continue reading
August 22, 2018 You helped us reach over 14,000 people! We have closed the books on another incredible fiscal year. Children, families, and communities are healthier today thanks to your generous support. Madam Nelson (pictured), of Cité Soleil, Haiti, is the mother of seven. Before receiving the family’s safe water filter this year, she and Continue reading
Written by Katie Berger, PWW Volunteer, Recent High School Graduate from Vermont This past June, I had the unbelievable opportunity to travel with Pure Water for the World to Trojes, Honduras. I stumbled upon this trip and organization while searching online for some kind of international service trip. During the summer before my first year Continue reading
Written by Aimee Ranallo, of U.S. Water. Click here for original blog post. Shared with permission. A team of U.S. Water volunteers recently returned from a week-long trip with Pure Water for the World, supporting underserved children and families in the Trojes region in Honduras. UNICEF has identified Trojes as a “high-need” and “underserved” community, as waterborne illness Continue reading
Written by Ian Williams, Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Glens Falls, and PWW Volunteer. Shared with permission. The President of the Rotary Club of Glens Falls for 2004-2005 year was Ray Agnew. He attended the Rotary International Convention in Osaka, Japan that year and came back to the club excited about different opportunities for service Continue reading
An open letter, written by Wayne Paulin, PWW Volunteer. Hello, my name is Wayne Paulin, and I had the incredible opportunity to join the crew of Pure Water for the World in April 2018. Being the president of the Rotaract Club of Cocoa, at Eastern Florida State College, presented me with the opportunity of a Continue reading
By Tiffany Saltis, PWW Intern Menstrual Hygiene Day is May 28th. What are you doing May 28th? Perhaps you will start that day with a shower. If you are a female and are menstruating, you may reach for a tampon, pad, or another feminine hygiene product. In the US, we have many options to choose Continue reading
By: Emily Ricketts ~ Mom, Licensed Massage Therapist, Humanitarian, Pure Water for the World Volunteer Words cannot express the AMAZINGLY AWESOME adventure I had working beside the Pure Water for the World team, my fellow volunteers and the people of Honduras last week; helping bring safe, clean water to the villages and schools of Trojes. Continue reading
Pure Water for the World board member, Paul Sofka, recently made a visit to Haiti, where he returned to the community he holds so dearly in his heart, Cité Soleil. While there, Paul was able to visit with many families for whom he has played a significant role in helping to bring safe drinking water. Continue reading
Kristin Mahoney (pictured middle), PWW’s Office Manager in Vermont, had only been working for Pure Water for the World for three months when Carolyn Meub, Executive Director, decided it was time for Kristin to visit Haiti. She knew that for Kristin to gain the best understanding about the mission of PWW, she had to experience Continue reading
Pure Water for the World student volunteer, Victoria Garrow, was featured in Nexus – The Northwestern Michigan College Magazine, Spring 2018. Victoria traveled with PWW on service trip to Haiti in the fall of 2016. It was an impactful experience that influenced her goals for the future. “Traveling to Haiti with Pure Water For the World was Continue reading
Susi Taylor (pictured right) recently joined PWW for a service trip in Haiti. She shares these thoughts about her experience and the connections she made with children and families. It seems many of my favorite memories of children, during my time in Haiti, are not in my camera. My hands were busy doing other things – Continue reading
The following is a testimonial shared by Morgan Air COO, Rebecca Wurtz, following her second trip to Honduras with Pure Water for the World. Hello! I want to start by saying the trips to Honduras have become so very special to me! They are truly life-changing and humbling to say the least. I participated in Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pure Water for the World’s 2017 “Ripple Award” Honors Rotarian Devoted to Changing Lives with Safe Water Rutland, VT – October 11, 2017. Pure Water for the World, Inc. (PWW) is honored to announce Doug Rupert, a Rotarian from the Milford (NH) Rotary Club, as the 2017 “Ripple Award” recipient, for his Continue reading
By Eva Jiménez, Volunteer, PWW Honduras Since July of this year, PWW has been implementing a multi-community project, funded by a grant from the Raskob Foundation. The project reaches four communities, in the Trojes municipality, that are located inside the Patuca National Park: La Zuisa, Villa Nueva, Altos de Yamales and Las Brisas de Yamales. In total, 148 bio-sand filters Continue reading
Cordelia Stewart, a student at Bowdoin College in Maine, spent her summer studying and researching water with PWW teams in Haiti and Honduras. Through a series of blogs, Cordelia shares her internship experiences, her learnings and her commitment to helping the families and communities PWW serves. Blog 1: Summer is “Water Time” Blog 2: Learning Through Abstracts, Continue reading
Eric Johnson, PWW Traveler Hiking through the mountain hills on a very small path. Drips of sweat draining down my face. Stopping to catch my breath….. Entering through a small door into a mud hut…mud floors. Why am I coming up on my 8th trip to Honduras? Why has Eric visited Honduras so many times? Continue reading
By Ellen Tobin Ellen and her team from University of Maine are in Honduras conducting research on bio sand filters. Here is an update they shared earlier this week. We are glad to hear that all is going well so far! We hope that all is well back in the United States! We are sending Continue reading
By Cordelia Stewart In Port-au-Prince, everything happens on its own time. Transportation vehicles zoom around, traffic and people congest the streets, and meals are eaten when food is available. While driving around the city, senses are bombarded by the brightly colored tap-taps loaded with people, the trash in the streets, the lady carrying a live Continue reading
By Cordelia Stewart This is the second post in a series being written by Cordelia Stewart, a student at Bowdoin College. Cordelia is conducting an internship, through Bowdoin, which focuses on many aspects of water, including research with PWW in Haiti and Honduras. Previous posts can be read:” Summertime is Water Time.” After writing the Continue reading
By Alys Spillman, PWW Grant Writer I’ve imagined Haiti ever since I can remember. My grandmother lived in the Caribbean and traveled there often, as an art and designer clothing buyer. When we visited her in Maine for holiday weekends, I would fall asleep facing a painting that, at first, looked like just a colorful Continue reading
By Cordelia Stewart Since 2013, a piece of my heart has been in Central and South America. A rising junior in high school at the time, that was the first year I went on a mission trip to Guatemala with my church to build houses. The following year, I worked with Water for ME, a Continue reading
By Cheryl Woods, PWW Volunteer, Honduras April 2017 Having been an active member of our local Rotary Club in Liberty Lake, Washington for the past several years, my desire of late has been to give back. Having participated in local causes including Veterans groups, backpack programs, at risk youth program funding…the list goes on; there Continue reading
By Eric Johnson, PWW Volunteer & Honduras Trip Leader. As I reflect on my most recent PWW trip to Honduras last month, I’m amazed that, even on my 7th trip, I always experience new opportunities to serve and be humbled by the wonderful children and families we spend time with in the remote region of Continue reading
By Rachel Peck, Volunteer Three students from Elk Rapids High School in Michigan, joined middle school special education teacher, Julie Greene, on a volunteer trip to Haiti with Pure Water for the World (PWW) last November. The students all experienced a change in perspective and have shared their stories with us. Victoria Garrow, a senior at Elk Rapids Continue reading
By Rachel Peck, Volunteer Julie Greene, a special education teacher who traveled with students to Haiti on a Pure Water for the World (PWW) volunteer trip last year, has helped develop a curriculum designed to teach students concepts surrounding many international issues, such as water accessibility. In addition to last year’s trip, Greene has traveled Continue reading
Written by PWW Volunteer, Vijay Desai, Principal Consultant at Desai Management Consulting It’s often difficult to imagine that there are places in the world where clean water is not readily and reliably available. From my upbringing in India, I was familiar with the impacts of water shortage and the effects of living in unsanitary conditions. Continue reading
– Shared by Ian Williams, PWW Trip Volunteer There’s a little guilty satisfaction that comes over me each time I travel to another country on a Pure Water for the World trip. Am I doing it for them…or am I doing it for me? Perhaps it’s for both. I’m not going to dig a well Continue reading
By Kiana Estime, PWW Traveler Hello Everyone, My name is Kiana Estime and I am a 19 –year- old sophomore at Holyoke, MA Community College. Originally I did not expect to attend the 2016 Honduras trip, for I meant to hop aboard a plane to Port-au-Prince, Haiti before the trip was later cancelled. However, Pure Continue reading
Change-Maker: Carsten Pran, PWW Volunteer and Fundraiser In June, 17 students and adults joined our PWW-Honduras team for a week of service. The team of volunteers spent five days installing water filters and piping, building latrines, administering anti-parasite medication, and interacting with Honduran children and families. Sixteen-year old Carsten Pran, a high school student from California, shares Continue reading
Sunday, August 7th, was International Friendship Day. We wanted to share the story of two couples, who developed a strong friendship all because of a PWW trip to Honduras. Here is their story as told by the the Johnsons & the Sabens. As avid Rotarians in Yarmouth MA, we (Jim and Tammy) wanted to do Continue reading
“Bueno Trabajo” Bueno Trabajo are the familiar words spoken, upon completion of a week of volunteer work in Trojes, by long-time supporter, PWW Board Member and Rotarian, Barry Poppel. Barry was first introduced to PWW in 2007, when a Rotarian friend invited him to support a Water Walk benefiting PWW. Shortly following the walk, Barry, a Continue reading
By Paul Sofka, PWW Board Member Following the devastating 2010 earthquake, my son, Paul Sofka Jr., was invited to go to Haiti to provide meals for American workers who were supporting relief efforts for Haitians. Paul is a professional chef. He asked me to join him for 18 days, and I accepted his invitation. During our time there, we Continue reading
By: Angelica Blomgren As several of you know, I recently took a trip to Honduras with my Rotary club to team up with Pure Water for the World to install water filters for homes in communities located in the Trojes mountain region. I wanted to share that experience with all of you. It was one of Continue reading
Two years ago, Eric Johnson and a group of fellow Rotarians from his club in Tampa, Florida, were visiting Honduras for the first time on a volunteer trip with Pure Water for the World. Their trip began with a visit to the local health clinic in Trojes. Eric and his peers learned that the patients Continue reading
In June, 8 teens and 11 adults traveled with Pure Water for the World to volunteer by installing water filters and latrines in rural communities in the mountainous Trojes region of Honduras. Upon their return, we spoke with one of the teens on the trip…15-year old Gabrielle, a rising high school sophomore student from Texas. Continue reading
As Told by Randy Thompson I have been going to Haiti for six years now. Along the way I have received a treasure trove of memories that warm my heart. One of them was just outside a school in Cité Soleil. We had a group of folks on a due diligence trip (you should consider Continue reading
As told by Susan Thomas Three years ago, I went to Haiti to work with Pure Water for the World to help install simple bio-sand water filter systems in homes and in schools in Haiti. We did that. But there was one area that we went to that has not left my heart…Cité Soleil. This place Continue reading
As Told by Katie Reed In April of 2012 my husband, Michael, and I went on a working trip to Honduras with Pure Water for the World. He had previously gone on a similar trip to Haiti with Pure Water and liked the work they are doing so much, we decided to volunteer long-term in Continue reading
As told by Eric Johnson, Wesley Chapel Rotary Club. Traveling to another country is always an adventure! Whenever you experience another culture, you often see, taste, touch and smell things for the first time. It changes you. You grow as a person.Your faith in yourself grows. After every trip to Honduras, with Pure Water for Continue reading