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Voluntourism Spotlight: How You Can Help Others By Donating Old Soap
Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: How You Can Help Others By Donating Old Soap

If you plan on visiting Orlando or Las Vegas in the near future, consider spending a few hours volunteering at Clean the World, a foundation whose mission is to save… Read More…

Travel Tip: Rebuilding Continues 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina
South / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: Rebuilding Continues 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Hard to imagine, but it’s been 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Incredibly, there’s still a lot of work to be done. VISIONS Service Adventures, which runs community… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Volunteer During Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Volunteer During Your Cruise

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering on your next vacation, your cruise line may already be one step ahead of you. Carnival Corporation is launching a new ship called Fathom… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know Before Volunteering Abroad
Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know Before Volunteering Abroad

A big trend has been to give back to local communities during travel by volunteering abroad. But it’s your responsibility to vet the project before you sign on. The problem… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help After the Earthquake in Nepal
Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Help After the Earthquake in Nepal

The tragic earthquake in Nepal has had devastating effects that will be felt for years to come. Here’s how you can help. In the immediate aftermath, first responders are the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Teen Volunteer Opportunities At Home & Abroad
Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: Teen Volunteer Opportunities At Home & Abroad

If there’s one way for your child to continue his/her education when school is out, it’s by traveling. There are plenty of teen volunteer opportunities happening this summer that can… Read More…

Giving Back in Africa
Africa / Voluntourism

Giving Back in Africa

Contributing writer Sarah Pew skipped the traditional, white sandy beach honeymoon for the trip of a lifetime in Africa. The most memorable part of her trip? Participating in a voluntourism… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Supporting Singapore’s Ground-Up Initiative
Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Supporting Singapore’s Ground-Up Initiative

One great way to familiarize yourself with a country, its residents, and local culture is to spend some time helping the local community. This week’s voluntourism spotlight focuses on Ground-Up… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Save Endangered Sea Turtles
Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Save Endangered Sea Turtles

If you’re planning a trip to South Carolina sometime soon, consider donating your time to a charity. One program on Hilton Head Island lets kids and adults volunteer to help… Read More…

Organizations You Can Support This Year for #GivingTuesday
LGBT Travel / Voluntourism

Organizations You Can Support This Year for #GivingTuesday

Chances are, many of you are already planning on spending money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But if you want to put your hard-earned dollars toward a good cause… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways You Can Volunteer While Traveling
Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: Ways You Can Volunteer While Traveling

Voluntourism may sound like the kind of thing you can only do in a foreign country, but in fact there are places in the U.S. where you can help the… Read More…