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Our Vision

Leaders in Sustainable, Accessible and Adventure Travel
At the heart of everything we do at Awesome Adventures is our vision … to be the global leader in providing sustainable and accessible adventure "voluntourism" opportunities for purpose-minded travelers.  In addition, we provide Adventure Travel excursions for the more venturesome of spirit.

Our Mission

Empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity
Awesome Adventures, a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to promoting empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity, by offering altruistic individuals and groups the opportunity to actively participate in sustainable and accessible travel volunteer adventures. The company focuses on partnering with local, committed, grass roots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts and where the resources in manpower and additional support offered by IVT will make a significant difference in the overall project accomplishments.

We will achieve our goals by providing inspired travelers with value based programs and initiatives that provide the means to benefit the earth and improve the quality of life for her people.  With carefully chosen global partners, a thorough consideration of project logistics, and a strategic application of adaptability techniques in the workplace, Awesome Adventures will assure the opportunities we provide to serve are available to the broadest range of travelers.  An Accessibility Rating factor assigned to each program will help participants in selecting projects that best accommodate those with varying levels of abilities or special needs.

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Our Core Values

The Philosophy that guides our organization is based on the following Core Values:
Build Sustainability Into Every Journey
No Traveler Left Behind - Everyone Can Be An Adventurer
Always Deliver Exceptional Experiences
Provide Affordable Travel Opportunities With A Purpose
Make The World A Better Place Everyday
Respect Others
Think Outside The Box
Lead With An Open Mind
Encourage Adaptability
Live Green
Celebrate Life
Value Based Programs

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Tax Deductibility of Contribution Costs

In accordance with the Internal Revenue Code of the United States, contributions by US citizens to support the charitable causes and scientific research projects sponsored by Awesome Adventures are in most cases tax deductible, and under certain circumstances, volunteers may deduct reasonable out-of-pocket expenses including transportation to and from research sites. As a result, if you itemize deductions on your tax return, the real cost to you of joining an Awesome Adventures expedition could be significantly lower than you expect!

Awesome Adventures is a public charity, described by Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is not a private foundation. Contributions of cash, securities, and other properties to support medical expeditions, charitable programs and scientific research and are wholly tax-deductible within the United States. Please note that contributions are tax deductible only upon completion of giving, and that your payment(s) towards an Awesome Adventures expedition may be tax deductible only after you have fielded on the expedition. Awesome Adventures recommends you consult your personal tax advisor on all issues concerning tax deductibility.

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