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Use Whatever Currency You Want to Play Video Games at Sweden's Biggest Airports

Where: Sweden
March 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re a product of the 1980s, you’re gonna love the latest do-good effort from Sweden’s two biggest airports’, Stockholm Arlanda and Goteborg Landvetter.

They’ve installed custom-made retro video games (think Ms. Pac Man, Space Invaders and Galaga) that will accept coins of any and all currency, reports CNN.

Put another coin in the video game (baby), and all proceeds go to the Swedish Red Cross. It’s a far better use of spare change than let’s say, the rows of slot machines at the McCarran International Airport.

“The Charity Arcades is a way for us to emphasize our partnership with the Swedish Red Cross in a creative and inspiring way,” Michael Persson Gripkow, marketing director at Swedavia, Swedish Airports told CNN. “The travelers get a fun retro experience at the airport and at the same time they have the opportunity to contribute to the important work of the Red Cross.”

As natural born multitaskers, we love the idea of killing time while giving back. Especially over such cherished video game staples of our childhood. Our only request? Please bring in an air hockey or Foosball table to make our basement sports lovin’ heart totally happy.

[Photo: Flickr/raider3_anime]

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Calling All Do-Gooders! JetBlue's 'Flying It Forward' Program Wants You to Fly Free

February 18, 2015 at 11:25 AM | by | Comment (1)

Are you a charitable sort of person always trying to make the world a better place? If so, JetBlue wants to hear from you as part of its Flying It Forward social initiative, which rewards kindness with an airline ticket that gets passed from one good samaritan to the next.

It’s not JetBlue deciding who the ticket is passed to -- the current recipient chooses who deserves the next free flight. This “traveling ticket” has enjoyed quite a journey so far.

Keep reading to see where the ticket has flown!

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How to Help Local Vets on Your Next Trip Through Milwaukee Airport

December 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're passing through the Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport this month, you can help local vets just by stopping at the Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter.

Southwest has teamed up with Funjet Vacations to collect much needed items for Milwaukee's returning soldiers and homeless veterans. All items collected will go directly to the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. Dental floss, razors, foil, plastic wrap, tissues, toilet paper, soap, deodorant, shampoo, mouthwash, cleaning supplies, towels, and Tupperware are among the home and hygiene products being collected.

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'Me To We' is Looking for a Few Good Canadians for Volunteer Trips

Where: Canada
October 29, 2014 at 4:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

The volunteer travel group Me to We is bringing their life-changing trips and experiences on tour through Canada this fall.

Me to We works with various organizations, including Free The Children and We Day, to empower a generation to shift their thinking from "me" to "we" through the choices they make when deciding what to buy, what to wear, and where to go.

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Score an All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Help the Elephants of Thailand

Where: Thailand
October 23, 2014 at 3:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you've fantasized about traveling the world and helping wildlife without breaking the bank, DreamJobbing has the gig for you.

The website has teamed up with The Tourism Authority of Thailand to offer an intrepid traveler the chance to become a wildlife volunteer and aid in Thailand.

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Help Restore Coral Reefs on Your Next Dive in the Florida Keys

October 22, 2014 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Coral Restoration Foundation now offers divers in the Florida Keys a unique opportunity to take action while doing something they love.

CRF encourages divers of all skill levels to take action through their core outreach programs. The 1- and 2-day excursions include classroom instruction and hands-on experience learning reef restoration techniques.

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How to Become a Member of the President's Volunteer Advance Travel Team

October 15, 2014 at 3:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's been a lot of talk in the media this week about the President's Advance Team after a volunteer was accused of bringing a prostitute back to his hotel room during a 2012 trip to Colombia.

This got us wondering, how does one become a volunteer for the prez? Not surprisingly, it isn't very easy.

When the president embarks on long trips, the White House advance office brings in a support staff. These staffers don't receive a salary but all of their travel-related expenses are paid for by the government. These volunteers assist with ticket collection, basic crowd control, and other duties at presidential events around the world.

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Volunteer at The NASCAR Foundation to Do More Than Watch a Race

October 8, 2014 at 1:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

NASCAR fans are known for being passionate and the NASCAR Foundation is giving them chance to use that passion for a good cause.

At each NASCAR race, fans can volunteer at the NASCAR Foundation merchandise booth, selling pins, hats, lanyards, and other memorabilia with all profits going to the foundation. Anyone working at the booth on behalf of a local charity can split the proceeds they earn between their nonprofit organization and the foundation, too.

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Join Photographers Without Borders in Aiding Non-Profits One Picture at a Time

Where: Thika Town, Kenya
October 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Photographers Without Borders is helping grassroots causes around the world through Support, Inspiration, and Experiences.

PWB supports these organizations by providing free visual media that will help them educate others and raise awareness. They aim to inspire by using websites, magazines, blogs, and exhibits to share the amazing stories of these small charities and NGOs. Finally, Photographers Without Borders chooses members to represent the organization on unique and cultural volunteer assignments around the globe.

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Volunteer to Help Wild Dogs in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park

Where: Zimbabwe
September 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

Right now the safari high season is well underway along the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe.

From May to October Mana Pools National Park becomes on of the most popular destinations in the country for viewing elephants, hippos, waterbucks, wild dogs, lions and leopards by canoe, vehicles and walking tours.

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Get Away for an Adult Gap Year at a South Africa Game Reserve

September 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

South Africa's Phinda Game Reserve is giving adults the chance to take a Gap Year of their own.

Over the past twenty years, the Phinda Game Reserve's growth has made it possible to hire a full time researcher who leads a team of research assistants. These volunteer helpers are actively involved in studying the biodiversity of the entire game reserve.

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Travel Jobs: Live and Work Rent-Free in Rio

September 10, 2014 at 3:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Have you always wanted to live in Rio? What if you could live there rent free?

The Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janeiro is now giving travelers the chance to live for free in exchange for working the front desk. This is a common practice at hostels around the world, but Rio presents the unique opportunity of getting in and becoming familiar with the vibrant city ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

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