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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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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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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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How Universal Orlando is Building Voluntourism into a Vacation Package

September 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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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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