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The book will provide a diverse range of volunteer vacations, with most trips easily accomplished within a one or two-week vacation. Following the highly successful format of Frommer’s 500 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up, chapters will be organized by subject, providing dozens of unique vacation ideas for any traveler:
Rescue & Protection.
10 Beaches Where Wildlife Comes First.
Chapter 2 Working with Children.
10 Ways to Give Schools the Tools for Learning.
At-Risk Youth & Street Kids.
Safe Spaces to Play.
Chapter 3 Sharing Your Knowledge: Teaching Vacations.
English as a Second Language.
10 Places to Learn a Language While You Teach One.
Arts, Crafts & Business.
Libraries & Learning Centers.
Chapter 4 Scientific Research.
Museums, Zoos & Aquariums.
10 Ways to Help Find the Next Source of Energy.
Chapter 5 Healing the Environment.
Greening & Cleaning.
10 Places to Connect the World: Trail Building.
Farm & Ranch.
Chapter 6 Building Better Communities.
Construction & Manual Labor.
Clean Water Projects.
Rebuilding After Disaster.
Working with the Homeless.
10 Hotel & Volunteer Packages.
Chapter 7 Share the Health.
People with Special Needs.
10 Food Banks in Tourist Hot Spots.
Malaria & Other Diseases.
Chapter 8 Teaching Through Sport.
Coaching & Training.
10 Places to Shout "GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!".
Equipping the Game.
Chapter 9 Bridging Cultures.
Indigenous Peoples .
10 Ways to Keep Memories Alive: Oral History Projects.
Chapter 10 Special Events.
Festivals & Tournaments.
10 Charity Fundraisers: Making Them Happen.
Chapter 11 Crossing Generations.
Helping Seniors .
10 Trips for Grandparents and Grandchildren.
Family & Youth Trips.
Chapter 12 Getting Political.
10 Celebrity-Inspired Volunteer Opportunities.
Chapter 13 Peace-Building.
Conflict Resolution & Security.
10 Memorials Where Your Help is Monumental.
Healing Postwar Communities.
Working With & For Veterans.
Chapter 14 Spiritual Service.
10 Religious Pilgrimages with Service Elements.
Chapter 15 Bringing Expertise: Opportunities for Those with Specialized Skills.
10 Places to Bring Back Smiles: Dentistry Programs.
Choosing Which Volunteer Vacation Is Right for You.