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Vaction Volunteering- Go , Help, and See the World!
posted at April 15, 2012 12:51 PM EDT
First: February 12, 2012
Last: April 26, 2013
I am interested in going abroad, with a group that helps people, to fulfill my dream of traveling outside the US, and to help impoverished people.
Has anyone here had any experience with any of these groups? How did you do? What were the difficulties? And, did you find it rewarding?? The one not listed here is the Peace Corps, and I understand they will take you if you are over 50?
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Goal: Engage people in scientific research and inspire them to make meaningful changes that support a sustainable environment.
Where: More than 70 projects in 40 countries on six continents.
Type of Work: Volunteers assist in scientific research in areas such as archaeology, paleontology, climate change, human/wildflife conflict, ocean health and threatened habitats.
Goal: Recruit lay volunteers to help improve the lives of impoverished people.
Goal: Promote mutual learning and respect across cultures while helping impoverished people around the world.
Type of Work: There are 19 program areas, including law and human rights, teaching, performing arts.