Photo by Passion Passport community member Jonathon Collins


When we travel, we venture outside of ourselves and into other worlds and mindsets. In this Thursday’s Twitter chat, we’re focusing on the trips in which you have embarked out to make the world a better place. We want to hear your stories and lessons you’ve learned while serving others, developing projects and bringing smiles to new faces through acts of kindness.


Share your stories and photos with us this Thursday 7/21, at 2pm EST, by using the tag #PassionPassport on Twitter! We’ll be joined by two co-hosts who have traveled around the globe with a purpose to serve those in need.

  • Zach Louw (@diaryofzach) is a self taught photographer and videographer with a passion for capturing intimate moments.
  • Stephanie Dandan (@infinitesatori) is a travel writer and photographer who believes in preserving unity through the power of travel and storytelling.

If you will be unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, please schedule your responses according to the schedule below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Welcome to our #PassionPassport chat on Service-Based Travel! Where are you joining us from?

Q2 – 2:05pm EST
Tell us your service trip background! Where have you traveled on past service trips?

Q3 – 2:10pm EST
What organizations have you partnered with or wanted to? Why are they accomplishing their service to the world?

Q4 – 2:15pm EST
Share a photo that encapsulates your experience while on a service trip. Where were you? With who?

Q5 – 2:20pm EST
Working for others demands a lot of energy and commitment. What was one challenge you faced while on a service trip?

Q6 – 2:25pm EST
How do you go about planning your service-based trip? Be specific!

Q7 – 2:30pm EST
Who has inspired you to go out around the world to serve others?

Q8 – 2:35pm EST
How do you ensure that your short term work is meeting real needs for the community that you’re serving?

Q9 – 2:40pm EST
“Voluntourism” has a lot of positive and negative associations. What’s your opinion?

Q10 – 2:45pm EST
If you were to make a difference in any way in any region, where would you go and what would you do?

Q11 – 2:55pm EST
What role do you think social media plays/could it help in service-based organizations?