Alternative Spring Break: Volunteer Travel
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Before your alternative spring break dreams can come to fruition, you might want some help from a knowledgeable, experienced volunteer tourism provider. You’ll find them using the sites below.
- There are countless volunteer vacation organizations touting themselves online, but before you shell out cash, take caution. Look for organizations with clearly outlined standards and thorough explanation of how fees are used.
- Volunteer vacations often have high price tags. When they are all-inclusive, and cover food, accommodation, and costs associated with running the organization, it makes sense. Always be sure to learn what expenses you’ll need to cover out of pocket, in addition to the standard program fee.
- If you’ve always ruled out spring break for financial reasons, take heed: there are volunteer organizations offering short-term projects at little to no cost. All you’ll need is transportation to the project site.
- Take a look at the findingDulcinea Philanthropy and Nonprofits Web Guide for additional volunteering resources and organizations that can help you contribute any time of year.
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