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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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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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There are plenty of ways to give back while vacationing in Orlando, and now Universal is offering families an option as part of an easy package.
Universal Orlando Resort is offering guests the chance to volunteer at Give Kids The World Village, a cost-free storybook resort for children with life-threatening illnesses, in exchange for discounts on their own vacation.
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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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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.
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.
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 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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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.