The Pay It Forward Tour




The Pay It Forward Tour is the ultimate experience for anyone looking to explore the United States, give back to others, and make new friends. This 9-day trip covers 7 cities and explores a different portion of the country each year. Nearly all costs are included in the trip price along with a trip t-shirt! Make memories with friends that will last a lifetime!


All The Details!



What do you do on this trip?: 

We stop in a different city each day. We will typically conduct a service project during the morning, travel in the afternoon, play tourist in our new city once we arrive, and do leadership activities in the evening. Oh, and naps on the bus. Can't forget the naps!






What types of service projects can I expect?   

In the past, we have:
•Helped a raptor center
•Assisted a Humane Society
•Worked with an equestrian therapy center
•Created a community garden
•Worked with multiple food banks

•Cleaned up micro trash in Arches National Park
•Assisted a Boy Scouts camp with various projects






This Looks Cool, But You're Just Saying It's Awesome Because You Want Me To Come?:

We do want you to come! Don't trust us that this is an AMAZING experience? Check out our trip recap video to hear directly from the participants of the 2023 Pay It Forward Tour!




Alright, you got me convinced. Where are you going this Spring Break?

We will be traveling Southeast on this year's trip! Check out our route! Our "celebration city" this year is Atlanta, GA. We will spend two days there and do more super fun activities!

DATES: March 8th-16th, 2023

Make the most of your break and hop on the bus for a well-deserved vacation!



What does the trip cost?

When will my money be collected?

The price of the trip is $550 if you sign-up before January 1st. After, the price of the trip goes up to $600 per person.

Before you say that is a lot of money, check out everything you get! A nearly all-inclusive 9-day trip across the country for about $575. You can't beat that deal! 

 A $150 non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of signing up. The remainder of the cost is due by March 4th.

A link to a SignUpGenius to drop off your cash or check will be sent to you in your confirmation email.




How Do I Sign Up For The Trip?

We use a system called Eventbrite for our trip sales. You will not pay anything through Eventbrite. This simply reserves your spot on the bus! You will pay either by cash or check. This is the only way to make sure you have a seat!

Please make sure read all of the terms of the agreement on EventBrite before signing up.

You MUST respond to the registration email we send to your Iowa State email address in order to confirm/finalize your registration.







What If I Have Some Questions?

You can reach us anytime through our email or our social media channels! Feel free to stop by one of our volunteer events or general meetings too!

2023 Pay It Forward Tour Pictures:


Where Have You Gone?

We have traveled all over the United States in the last nine years! Check it out:

Participant Testimonials: