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Earthwatch.org is giving would-be anthropologists a chance to unearth the Roman Empire in an unlikely location.
More than 2,000 years ago the Roman Empire stretched to northern England and one of its busiest forts in that area, the Arbeia, still stands today.
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If you're going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans next month, why not balance out all of that debauchery with some more meaningful volunteer work?
Hands Up Holidays is offering an 8-day volunteer trip to New Orleans that includes refurbishing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina, sorting out clothing donations at a homeless shelter, or teaching computer skills to the unemployed.
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Why choose between a volunteer trip and an outdoor adventure? Fronteering is offering more travel experiences that combine doing good with the adventure of a lifetime for 2014.
Fronteering adventures range from one week trips in the Amazon to an entire gap year caring for grizzly bears in western Canada.
The holidays and New Years are about to hit, and with them the start to a fresh year of travels. The winter months may also mean you're prepping to jet off to warmer climes and, just before you do, check your refrigerator first. Are there still perfectly good fridge and pantry items left? Donate them to a local organization who'll use the items to feed those in need, people who aren't fortunate enough to be off on a big trip.
In large cities, Food Banks will happily accept individual donations while, in small cities, you'll have to give your local soup kitchen a call. In New York City, where residents are constantly impulse-buying yummies at Duane Reade without remembering that they're jetting off on a business trip the next day, the Food Bank of NYC has clearly outlined rules for such donations:
Teens with a passion for sports and doing good can enjoy both on one of STRIVE's volunteer trips next summer.
Strive caters to student-athletes who want to grow and learn through travel. High school students work on volunteer projects within local communities, are exposed new customs and cultures, and participate in challenging daily athletic training exercises on all of STRIVE's trips.
If you're stuck in the snow, ice, or rain blanketing the east coast this week, you're probably looking for an excuse to escape to warmer climates and we have one: sea turtles.
The nonprofit Hawaii Wildlife Fund has organized an effort to help protect the sea turtles who "bask" every night in the same spot on some of Maui's busy beaches.
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, several organization are calling on volunteers to help rebuild the Philippines.
One of those agencies, Projects Abroad, already has people on the ground concentrating on restoring schools and child care centers. Since disaster relief efforts are expected to last for the next several months, they organizing more volunteer trips to the region right now.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is giving one five-year-old the chance to live out his dream of being a superhero, but they need volunteers in the Bay Area to help out.
On Nov. 15, San Francisco will be transformed into Gotham City so that Miles, who is fighting Leukemia, can become Batkid for the day. On Friday morning, the Gotham Police Chief (aka the San Francisco police department) will put out a call for help which is when Miles, along with a grownup sidekick, will jump into action.
Habitat for Humanity is looking for enthusiastic and hardworking people to join a 16-day adventure in Delhi, India.
Volunteers will not only help build decent, safe housing for the community but they will also be able to immerse themselves in the local culture. On their days off volunteers can visit a temple, browse Old Delhi markets or see other nearby places of interest.
Groupon is offering another all-inclusive volunteer vacation after the success of the first trip, this time to Zambia. Volunteers will spend nine days working alongside children in Zambia through Spark Ventures. Participants will help serve meals and read with students at the Hope Community School, where many of the kids have lost their parents to AIDS.
The trip will also include a Botswana Safari and an excursion to Victoria Falls. All hotel accommodations, meals, and park entrance fees are included.
Have you wanted to travel to space but lack the degrees and/or money to get there? Here's your chance to volunteer for the next best thing.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is looking for volunteers age 18-65 to take part in a series of space exploration studies that will provide essential information needed for long-duration space exploration missions, like those astronauts hope to one day make to Mars.
The Do Good Bus likes to keep its Los Angeles' volunteers on their toes.
Like many organizations, DGB gives everyday people the opportunity to spend a few hours helping out a good cause, with a twist. Each volunteer trip is different and the locations are kept secret. It's also not unusual for riders to be treated to live music, samplings of a local brew, or other entertainment along the way to keep things interesting.