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Volunteering in the Dominican Republic - Part 3

Transportation in the Dominican RepublicTransportation in the Dominican RepublicNever before have I been in a car going nearly 80 km on the wrong side of the highway crossing a bridge into oncoming traffic. I was frozen with fear, completely white...

Volunteering in the Dominican Republic - Part 2

Volunteer VacationsVolunteer VacationsWe arrived for our 20-minute orientation that lasted a full 2 hours - welcome to Dominican time. Not that I complained. I adapted quickly, happily shedding the highly driven...

Volunteering in the Dominican Republic - Part 1

I decided to go with an organization and signed up to teach English to young children in an impoverished area just outside of Santo Domingo for 12 weeks. The organization that I travelled with Dominican Republic VolunteeringDominican Republic Volunteeringrequired that all teachers complete a "Teaching English as a Foreign Language" course ($1,000). It was also required that we pay in advance for the cost of our accommodations and food...

Costa Rica Volunteerism for Families - Part 2

Costa Rica VolunteerismCosta Rica VolunteerismIf you've ever considered trading your fast-pass at Disney in for a week of building a school or working at wildlife refuge, now's the time to make that dream a reality. Got kids? Bring them along...

Costa Rica Volunteer Vacations for Families - Part 1

Volunteer Vacations in Costa RicaVolunteer Vacations in Costa RicaPlanning to travel with the kids this summer? Like that's even a question. Forget the rollercoasters, cotton candy and kid-friendly hotels. Instead, give them a chance to see how easy - and fun - it is to combine family travel with doing something good for our tired planet.

Myanmar Disaster Relief – Volunteer Vacations Can Help

Vacation time doesn't always need to be me time - especially if you've got some spare vacation hours Cyclone Damage in Myanmar (AP)Cyclone Damage in Myanmar (AP)this year. Pack up your girlfriends and head somewhere you can really make a difference, from a region needing year-round assistance (check our our volunteer vacation ideas) or somewhere that's been brutally hit.

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