Cultural Immersion and Volunteer Vacationing is Possible Without Even Leaving the US
December 26, 2012 at 3:38 PM
Think you can't have a culturally rich volunteer experience in the US? Think again. Global Citizens Network's 2013 schedule includes trips to Washington and Minnesota that match volunteers with local Native American tribes and provide an opportunity to not only give back, but also learn about their unique cultures.
The White Earth Reservation, located in Becker, Clearwater, and Mahnomen counties in north-central Minnesota, welcomes volunteers in partnership with the White Earth Land Recovery Project/Native Harvest. GCN participants will work on various projects, including cultural initiatives with the youth group and refurbishing/painting community buildings, while visiting the Reservation.
The Minnesota trips (the next trip takes place form June 9th - June 16th) cost $1200 per adult and include airport transfers, project transportation, hotel/hostel/homestay accommodations, cultural orientation and training, contribution to community projects, and project administration.
In Washington state, volunteers assist the Quileute Native American tribe in La Push (a tiny fishing village on the Pacific coast of the Olympic Peninsula) with various building projects that will help them maintain their culture, language, and way of life.
Washington trips also include transportation, accommodations, training, and project administration for $1200. The next trip to La Push takes place April 13th - Apr 20th.
For more information on these volunteer opportunities, visit globalcitizens.org.