Links to Volunteer Vacations
In Traveler On Campus's debut issue, writer Daniel
Chang reports on a different kind of vacationa volunteer
trip, where instead of lounging on the beach for a week, you're
teaching English in India, promoting environmental education in
Mexico, or assisting a doctor in Kenya, to name a few of the many
experiences out there. Here we offer a guide to companies that
offer various volunteer trips throughout the world.
Assist various charities, from helping orphaned children in Poland,
India, and Romania to caring for endangered animals in Australia,
Costa Rica, and Belize.
Council on International
Work on team-oriented projectsbuilding a playground for
kids in Wales, protecting marine life in Mexico, and renovating
a 19th-century French museumin more than 30 countries.
Work side-by-side with local people in schools, nursing homes,
and more, in such countries as Costa Rica, Brazil, China, and
Embark on field-research projects, including tracking wildlife
in Alaska to chart conservation efforts and unearthing artifacts
from early inhabitants in India.
in Travel, Inc.
Promote environmental education in Mexico, care for sick children
in Nepal, maintain an organic farm in New Zealand, and more.
Work in the fields of child care, teaching, environmental study,
construction, and health care, in the U.S. and abroad.
Habitat for Humanity
Help build houses for needy families in more than 100 countries.
Action Without Borders
Join up with one of the 40,000 nonprofit and community organizations
listed here to assist on projects and humanitarian efforts in
Volunteer Programs Association
Paint Aboriginal houses in Australia, teach English in Tanzania,
crusade for minorities' equal rights in Serbia, and more.
Work with special needs children in India, build sanctuaries for
bears in Croatia, harvest rice with local farmers in Thailand,
Maintain hiking trails, work as an interpreter for foreign visitors,
assist local visitors, and more, on various public lands in the
Mentor children with incarcerated parents in Washington, DC, deliver
meals to the needy in Los Angeles, referee a charity basketball
tournament in Portland, and more. Includes a search engine that
enables users to find volunteer opportunities close to home.
Build new infrastructure in Nicaragua, construct homes in San
Diego, and more; trips are all scheduled over holiday, summer,
and spring breaks.
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