Volunteer Vacations

Volunteer Vacations

Short-term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others

eBook - 2009
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For the increasing number of people looking for ways to make a difference while on vacation, this fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information to get them ready for their adventure, including contacts, locations, costs, dates, project details, and profiles of 150 select organizations that run thousands of programs in the United States and around the world. Including new details about long-term projects and organizations specifically tailored for families, seniors, and people with disabilities, this definitive sourcebook provides a wealth of opportunities for anyone interested in taking a truly meaningful vacation and provides new anecdotes about all kinds of jobs and the positive impact they had on volunteers' lives.


For those looking for a way to make a difference while on vacation--simultaneously getting away and using their talents to improve the world--this guide shows you how a short-term volunteer stint can transform your life as much as the people, animals, and ecology you choose to help. This fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information and profiles of more than 150 select organizations running thousands of quality programs in the United States and around the world. Inside, you’ll discover ways to Map rock art in South Africa Tutor children in the Navajo Nation in Arizona Build houses in Honduras Teach art lessons in Ghana's only children's gallery Restore wetlands in Colorado Rehabilitate wounded elephants in India Each listing includes complete contact information with locations, costs, dates, and project details you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, it features some of the better established long-term projects as well as organizations specifically tailored for families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Stories from recent volunteers and a host of photographs help you further imagine your volunteer adventure.


Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2009
Edition: 10th ed
ISBN: 9781569765258
1569765251
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvii, 431 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Cutchins, Doug
Geissinger, Anne

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