Social Impact Experiences in 40 Seconds

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What Could You Do with a Social Impact Experience?

Get Your Supporters Involved

From urban farming to dog walking, engage guests with a hands-on experience that benefits your organization.

Educate, Inform, and Enlighten

Arts workshops, collaborative projects, and behind-the-scenes tours give guests a chance to learn something new and gain a greater appreciation for your cause.

Do Something Fun!

Outings and city explorations are a great way to connect guests to your cause in a social setting while introducing them to the broader community.

What Other Nonprofits Say

Frequently Asked Questions

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Raise Funds 

100 percent of the proceeds you raise from your social impact experience go directly to your organization. Airbnb waives all booking fees!

Engage Your Supporters

Introducing people to your organization through a social impact experience is an invaluable way to create lasting ambassadors.

Gain Exposure

Your social impact experience will appear on Airbnb's website and in its mobile apps, giving you a chance to reach a broader audience.

Build Awareness and Raise Funds

Your Schedule

You can offer your social impact experiences as often as you like. Many nonprofits choose to host experiences about twice a month.

Your Place and Host

You choose where your social impact experience takes place and who leads it — be it a staff member, a board member, or a volunteer.


What do Airbnb social impact experiences look like?


Your Price

You have complete control over how much your social impact experience costs, and you can change the price whenever you want.

Experiences can take place on a single afternoon or over the course of a few days. What experience you offer is entirely up to you.

Airbnb Social Impact Experiences

Social impact experiences give Airbnb guests a chance to learn more about your mission and causes — and have some fun along the way.

Your Experience, Your Way

Social impact experiences are a positive way for Airbnb guests to explore new communities by signing up for neighborhood explorations, workshops, or other activities sponsored by local nonprofits.

With Airbnb social impact experiences, you're in control. You get to choose the experience, your experience host, when and where it takes place, and more.

Create a Social Impact Experience Today

Social impact experiences are a fun way to gain exposure and engage your supporters. Airbnb currently offers social impact experiences in 13 U.S. cities, with more on the way. We can’t wait to see what experiences you come up with!


"Hosting an Airbnb Social Impact Experience has allowed us to greatly expand the visibility of our organization and awareness of our cause. Airbnb has allowed us to extend our network of supporters around the globe."

— Jack from TurnOut, host of Bike Through Queer History

"The Airbnb social experience platform has created opportunities beyond our wildest dreams. We have received so many inquiries from the platform [that] we are looking to hire more staff to accommodate. It turns out tons of people want to help us take at-risk youth surfing in LA. We just needed Airbnb's enormous network to tell the world what we are doing."

— Joel from Stokeshare, host of Make Change, Catch a Wave

Who is eligible for Airbnb's social impact experience?

Check your eligibility here and then start here. Once you're validated as an eligible nonprofit organization, you can set up your experience. 

How often can we host experiences?

You can host as often as you like! However, Airbnb suggests a minimum of two experiences per month.

Do guests and locals want to spend their time with nonprofits?

Absolutely. Many travelers and locals find it difficult to connect with causes at home and abroad. Airbnb Experiences connects nonprofits with eager travelers and locals who want to learn more about your cause.

What are the benefits to my organization?

Funds earned from hosting, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting your organization; a global audience of new ambassadors for your cause; and access to millions of Airbnb users.

Social Impact Video

What do Airbnb social impact experiences look like?


Build Awareness and Raise Funds

What could you do with a social impact experience?

Your event, your way. 

A New Way to Promote Causes