We Aim to Combine the Adventure of Travel With the Compassion of Volunteering.

Our Mission:

Las Olas Travel is a sustainable volunteer program designed to help global communities. We offer a responsible travel experience in which travelers have the chance to make a positive impact volunteering while exploring a new culture. 


Our founders, Rachel Wilson and Lauren Markey, both graduated from Texas State University. The first volunteer program organized by our Founders included 15 volunteers that traveled through Costa Rica with an adventure & service-filled, two week program. In total, these volunteers accumulated over 480 volunteer hours. They planted 160 trees, cleaned up local beaches, worked hands-on in animal rehabilitation, and impacted the lives of numerous at-risk children. 

We are proud to say that this was just the beginning to the waves of change Las Olas Travel has started! Since then, our sustainable volunteer programs have expanded to include both Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Our heart is always grounded providing the highest quality travel experience that allows travelers to integrate themselves into communities while exploring the beautiful country around them


Las Olas Travel is a female owned & operated company. We have joined a movement of motivated females with the desire to build something greater than ourselves. We empower women in their work & lives by providing leadership roles, opportunities to travel & the ability to make a difference in the world around us. We have created a community of like-minded & passionate women through the creation of Las Olas Travel. 

“Don’t ever accept anyone else’s preconceived limitations. If there’s something you want to do, there isn’t any reason you can’t do it” 
— Amy Dodson

Interested in becoming a part of this movement?


Join our waves of change.