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Volunteer vacations for the whole family
Make memories while you make an impact.
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 08:00 AM
If you’re looking for an unconventional family vacation this year, why not consider a volunteer excursion
where you and your family exchange work for accommodations, food, and sometimes even travel expenses? It's a great way to bond with your kids while you help others and protect the planet.
The Sierra Club
manages a number of family service trips such as building new trails near Aspen or preserving artifacts in Dinosaur National Monument. These trips take you to incredible places that are amazing to visit and satisfying to help protect.
Families interested in learning more about organic farming could contact the World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
to check out organic farms around the world that welcome families in exchange for a few hours of work.
has a number of projects around the world that are open to families such as teaching English, building schools and homes, or helping out at conservation centers.
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