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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aston is giving their guests an opportunity to give back on their next trip to Hawaii.
Aston Kona by the Sea, Aston Shores at Waikoloa, and Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas are all participating in the “Leave a Legacy with Aston” program.
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The next time you travel to the British Virgin Islands leave some extra room in your luggage for a good cause.
The BVI Tourist Board is now supporting Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit that encourages travelers to bring meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. Guests staying at participating hotels can drop off the supplies they've packed with the hotel's staff and they'll deliver it to local organizations in need.
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A severe storm system is to blame for more than 25 deaths in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee over the last few days. Tornadoes have caused most of the damage, destroying homes and knocking out power across the central and southeastern United States.
Several organizations are already taking action and organizing volunteers who will deploy to the affected areas where they will help clear debris and rebuild.
One of these not-for-profits, Points of Light, is coordinating with HandsOn Network affiliates in the affected areas and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster chapters across the U.S. to assess the situation and begin offering support.
Volunteer vacations can be fun, but aren't always as fulfilling as travelers imagine.
VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) is a UK-based independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. As such, VSO offers long-term volunteer opportunities for individuals who want to use their time and skills to really make a difference.
The Occidental Grand Xcaret, located next to the eco-archeological Xcaret Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico, is giving guests two unique ways to get a hands-on conservation experience.
Option 1: an opportunity to get up and close and personal with the hotel's Flamingo Flock as a trainer. Every day hotel guests can help park trainers carry the flamingos one-by-one into a public area during their "walk around times" in the morning and afternoon. Talk about getting "hands on" with the local wildlife!