Here are just a few volunteer vacation resources:
- www.GlobalVolunteers.org - This company was one of the first of its kind and offers both USA and international opportunities. While you pay for your stay, they provide a great deal of support in making sure your vacation meets your goals and the needs of the causes you serve.
- www.WWOOF.org- World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms offers volunteers free stays with host families/farms in exchange for learning about their farming practices and intimately interacting with the culture of the country you choose.
- www.GlobalGiving.com - Search for projects by area and either choose to donate money to a cause near your vacation spot, or call the project(s) to see if they need volunteers during your stay.
- Check with your local faith/religious community to find potential mission trips that match your volunteer interests.
These are only a few examples of ways you can take your well-earned time off and give to others while treating yourself to the lasting benefits that come from selfless giving.
Have you participated in a volunteer vacation? What other organizations support this type of travel? Please share below!
Disclaimer: I have not personally used nor do I hold any accountability for the use of the organizations listed above.