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

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
Voluntourism / LGBT Travel

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…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Children with Disabilities in Dominica
Voluntourism / Caribbean

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Children with Disabilities in Dominica

Dominica is an island with many outdoor adventures, and like many countries, it is a great place to volunteer. The organization Ready, Willing…Enable! (RWE) is providing help to children with… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling
Travel Tips / Voluntourism / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling

If you’ve ever seen poverty up close while traveling, you might be inspired to help. Here’s how you can help others while you’re traveling. One of the least effective things… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Learn About Local Culture in Wisconsin
Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Learn About Local Culture in Wisconsin

Last Saturday, Peter Greenberg broadcast live from the small town of Monroe, Wisconsin, an area known particularly for its cheese. The local population is mainly Swiss and German, which is… Read More…

Voluntourism: Work With Local Communities in France
Voluntourism / France & Belgium

Voluntourism: Work With Local Communities in France

If you’re planning a trip to France, consider going beyond the big tourist destinations and exploring local communities. The non-profit organization Volunteers for Peace has multiple opportunities for volunteers, which… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Dog Sledding Races in Wisconsin
Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Dog Sledding Races in Wisconsin

When you think of dog sledding, Wisconsin may not be the state that comes to mind. But as it turns out, you can go dog sledding—and help an organization by… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Keep Monterey Clean
Eco Travel / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Keep Monterey Clean

Volunteering has not only been a great way to give back but it also remains a great way to experience a new place, and learn new things along the way. Volunteering is essentially a… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Uncover American History in Virginia
Voluntourism / USA

Voluntourism Spotlight: Uncover American History in Virginia

If you’re considering visiting Williamsburg, Virginia, there are many different ways you can immerse yourself in American  history. You can visit Colonial Williamsburg, or you can go the extra step and… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Discover History in the Santa Ynez Valley
Voluntourism / California

Voluntourism Spotlight: Discover History in the Santa Ynez Valley

Located in northern Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez is known for its wine country, but it’s really the history of the area that is  surprisingly robust. The opportunities for giving back are also quite… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Enjoy the Outdoors While Giving Back
Voluntourism / California

Voluntourism Spotlight: Enjoy the Outdoors While Giving Back

If you’re traveling to Northern California, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. But what about giving back while kayaking, hiking, or sightseeing? Check out the voluntourism program… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Animals with The Milo Foundation
Voluntourism / California

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Animals with The Milo Foundation

Voluntourism is a great way to travel and give back to the local community. No matter where you’re visiting, there are opportunities to give back all over the world. This… Read More…