The Happy Community Initiative is Aruba’s visitor charity program, supporting the Aruban youth with after school programs, mentorship activities and social support.
Join us in protecting our beautiful island and promoting the welfare of our animals by volunteering while on vacation.
Turning your stay on Aruba into a volunteer vacation gives you the chance to pitch in and make a difference. You’re guaranteed to return home happy knowing you left the island a better place.
While vacationing in Aruba, you can form a stronger bond with the One Happy Island by helping to preserve it! Join us in protecting the beauty and health of Aruba’s beaches, live reefs, and island wildlife by signing up for one of our incredible volunteer vacation packages.
A donation to the happy community initiative will support local non-profit projects, helping local youngsters improve academic performance, enhance social skills, explore enriching activities in the arts, sports, leadership, volunteer work and more. In addition, your donation will support youth at risk programs that provide training and career opportunities for those whom did not finish secondary school.
CEDE Aruba will make sure that 100% of the donations reach meaningful projects of local non-profits and will check upon quality and transparent finances of the offered programs. This way every visitor can be assured that the donations will hit its goal.
Volunteers from Turtugaruba devote many hours to educating the community, as well as watching over and protecting the nests during the season.
Mother Nature is a busy lady on Aruba these days, overseeing the nests currently being laid this season. All sea turtles are endangered worldwide, and Aruba’s shores have become a favorite nesting place for the Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green, and Loggerhead species. Fundashon Turtugaruba, established in 2003 and a member of the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, is the local foundation that protects the four endangered species of sea turtles nesting on Aruba.