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When to Register as a Volunteer for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

August 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

The 2016 Summer Olympics won't take place for two more years but planning is well underway, including the search for helpers.

Every four years hundreds of volunteers from around the world travel to the Olympics' host city to be a part of the festivities. Volunteer responsibilities range from providing transportation for the athletes and VIPs, to pointing tourists in the right direction.

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It's Not Too Late to Kayak the Los Angeles River This Summer

August 6, 2014 at 4:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Summer might be winding down, but there are still tickets available for L.A. River Expeditions Summer 2014 Kayaking Trips in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area.

The guided tour takes kayakers through one of the most scenic stretches of the L.A. in San Fernando Valley for great views of wildlife and leisurely paddling.

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Add Voluntourism in Jamaica to Your Winter Travel Options

Where: Jamaica
July 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

Now that summer is on the cusp of winding down, it's definitely time to start thinking about winter getaways while the getting's good.

Travel To Do Good is currently booking a December trip to Montego Bay Jamaica with the goal of balancing relaxation with making a difference in the community.

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Do Yoga While Doing Good in India

July 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

As yoga retreats and tours have gained in popularity, so have the prices of these wellness getaways.

Rainbow Voluntours is now offering a less expensive tour for yogis, that also lets them do good between poses.

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One Heart Source is Looking for Youth Volunteers to Join Them in South Africa

July 9, 2014 at 7:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

One Heart Source is looking for driven young adults who don't just want to volunteer in a foreign country for a couple of weeks and leave, but want to take action to create something that can have an impact for years to come.

Does this sound like you? Then you still have plenty of time to sign up for one of the organization's 2014 programs.

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Help Keep the National Mall Clean on Independence Day

July 2, 2014 at 5:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fourth of July Fireworks on the National Mall in Washington DC is a great American tradition, albeit a messy one.

To help keep the Mall and Memorial Parks in tip top shape, they are looking for volunteers from around the country to help with their Independence Day activities.

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Volunteer from Home Until It's Time to Go Abroad, with Cuso International

June 25, 2014 at 3:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

Cuso International volunteers work to reduce poverty and inequality all over the world, but what about would-be volunteers who can't commit to traveling abroad?

The development organization places hundreds of volunteers in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia each year where they utilize their specialized sills in business, communication, health, and other fields to secure livelihoods an improve lives.

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Volunteer Travel: Use Your Skills for Room and Board with 'WorkTrade.org'

June 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

Volunteer travel is an amazing way to see the world - if you can afford it.

WorkTrade.org is an alternative for those who want to volunteer and travel but can't afford expensive volunteer vacations.

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How to Join the 'Soccer Without Borders' Program This Summer

June 11, 2014 at 2:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

With the World Cup set to begin it seems like the whole world - including a few Americans - has soccer fever.

If you're one of those soccer fanatics with a passion doing good, it's not too late to join Soccer Without Borders' Culture Exchange in Granada, Nicaragua this summer.

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Help 'Great Projects' Protect the Tigers of India

Where: India
June 3, 2014 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

Great Projects has put together a once-in-a-lifetime trip to India where volunteers will not only help protect endangered tigers, but they will also stay in the reserve they call home.

The project takes place in the prestigious Kanha National Park, the same location that gave Rudyard Kipling with inspiration to write The Jungle Book.

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Get to Ghana on a Voluntourism Opportunity for Amateur Journalists

Where: Ghana
May 28, 2014 at 3:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

Most voluntourism projects involve hands on work along the lines of digging ditches, playing with children, or feeding animals, but Fronteering.com has a different opportunity for burgeoning journalists that lets them hone their skills while learning a new way of life.

The Journalism Ghana project pairs volunteers with a local newspaper in Ghana where they'll help gather news, write stories, research, and investigate local issues.

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REI Adventures Announces New Volunteer Trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands

May 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

REI Adventures has just announced their new trips for 2015, including a Volunteer Vacation in the Virgin Islands.

On this new tour travelers will work with National Park Service rangers on maintenance projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park on St. John.

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