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Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures that Will Benefit You and Others

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For the increasing number of people looking for ways to make a difference while on vacation, this fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information, including contacts, locations, costs, dates, more project details, and profiles of 150 select organizations running thousands of programs in the United States and around the world. Including new details about long-term projects and organizations specifically tailored for seniors and the disabled, this definitive sourcebook provides a wealth of opportunities ...

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Overview

For the increasing number of people looking for ways to make a difference while on vacation, this fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information, including contacts, locations, costs, dates, more project details, and profiles of 150 select organizations running thousands of programs in the United States and around the world. Including new details about long-term projects and organizations specifically tailored for seniors and the disabled, this definitive sourcebook provides a wealth of opportunities for travelers interested in making a difference and provides new anecdotes about all kinds of jobs and the meaning they brought to volunteers' lives.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781556525827
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Volunteer Vacations Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill McMillon is a high school teacher. He lives in Sebastapol, California. Doug Cutchins is the director of social commitment at Grinnell College. Anne Geissinger is the coordinator of Grinnell-in-London and Grinnell-in-Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Acdi/Voca 1
African Conservation Experience (ACE) 3
African Conservation Trust (ACT) 5
Alliance Abroad (AA) 7
Amazon-Africa Aid (AAA) 9
Ambassadors for Children (AFC) 11
The other Cancun 13
American Hiking Society (AHS) 15
It is beauty that transforms the soul 17
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) 19
AmeriSpan 21
Amigos de las Americas 24
Amizade 27
Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) 30
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) 32
ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece 35
Asociacion ANAI 37
Asociacion de Rescate de Fauna (ARFA) 39
Australian Tropical Research Foundation (ATRF) 41
AVIVA 43
Azafady 46
Bangladesh Work Camps Association (BWCA) 48
Bike-aid 50
Bimini biological field station 52
Biosphere expeditions 54
Blue ventures 57
Bridges for Education (BFE) 59
BTCV 61
Camp AmeriKids 63
Camphill Special School 65
Caretta Research Project (CRP) 67
Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) 69
Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions (CVE) 72
Anguilla is a family affair 73
Catalina Island Conservancy 76
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) 79
Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit (CRRU) 81
Cheyenne River Youth Project 83
Child Family Health International (CFHI) 85
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway 87
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) 88
All I ask is that I not become indifferent 90
Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs (CNFA) 92
The quest for uniform potatoes 94
The Colorado Trail Foundation (CTF) 98
Rolling rocks 100
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) 102
Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) 105
Two dives a day in paradise 107
Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) 109
Mastering the art of building people 112
Cultural Destination Nepal (CDN) 114
Cultural Restoration Tourism Project (CRTP) 116
Dakshinayan 118
DELPHIS 120
Dolphin Research Center (DRC) 123
Earthwatch institute 125
Shards, obsidian, and lower blood pressure 128
Eco-center caput insulae - Beli (ECCIB) 131
Ecovolunteer program 133
El Porvenir 135
Explorations in Travel (ET) 137
Farm sanctuary 139
Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) 141
Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad 144
Friends of the Great Baikal Trail (FGBT) 146
The deepest lake in the world 149
Friends Workcamp Program, Philadelphia yearly meeting (FWP) 152
Frontier 154
Gibbon Conservation Center (GCC) 156
Gaga for Gibbons 159
Global Citizens Network (GCN) 161
We shared more than hammers 163
Global crossroad 166
Global Eco-Spiritual Tours (GEST) 169
Global routes 171
Global Service Corps (GSC) 173
Global Volunteer Network (GVN) 175
Global Volunteers (GV) 178
Global Works 181
Globe Aware 183
GoXplore 186
Greenforce 188
Habitat for Humanity International's global village work teams 191
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) 193
Iko Poran 195
Insight Nepal 197
International Cultural Adventures (ICA) 199
International Executive Service Corps (IESC) 202
International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) 204
International Volunteer Program (IVP) 206
Involvement Volunteers Association (IVA) 208
Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research Center 211
i-to-i 213
Jatun Sacha 215
Joint Assistance Center (JAC) 217
Just works 219
Kokee Resource Conservation Program (KRCP) 221
Landmark volunteers 223
La Sabranenque 225
Madre 228
Mar de Jade 230
Medex International (MEI) 232
Making house calls around the world 234
Medical Ministry International (MMI) 238
Mercy ships 240
Mobility International USA (MIUSA) 243
Munda Wanga trust 245
Mun YaWana Leopard Project 247
Here Kitty! 249
National Medication Center for World Peace (NMCWP) 252
Naucrates 254
New Era Galapagos Foundation (NEGF) 256
Swimming with sea lions 258
Oceanic society 262
Oikos 264
Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA) 265
Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) 267
Passport in time (PIT) 269
The best of America : hopes, dreams, stories, and freedom 272
Peace villages foundation 274
Playing Santa Claus in Venezuela 276
Peacework 279
Pina Palmera 281
Programa Restauracion de Tortugas Marinas (PRETOMA) 283
Find yourself - wandering 285
Projects abroad 287
The funniest and most enriching experience of my life : teaching in Bolivia 289
ProWorld service corps (PWSC) 294
Raleigh international 296
Reef check 298
Rempart 300
Royal Tyrrell museum 302
Senevolu, the Senegalese Association of United Volunteers 304
Sierra Club outings 306
Sioux YMCA 308
Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) 310
Sunseed Desert Technology 313
Swiss Whale Society 315
Taita Discovery Centre (TDC) 317
Tethys Research Institute 319
Tolga Bat Hospital 321
Transformational Journeys 323
United Planet 325
University research expeditions program (UREP) 327
Visions in action (VIA) 329
Abayudaya : the Jews of Africa 331
Vitalise 335
Volunteer Africa 337
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) 339
Volunteers for Peace (VFP) 342
Volunteers in Asia (VIA) 345
Wilderness Foundation 347
Wildlands studies 349
Winant and Clayton Volunteers 351
World Challenge Expeditions (WCE) 353
World Horizons 355
WorldTeach 357
World-wide opportunities on organic farms (WWOOF) : United Kingdom and independent 360
Eating and farming our way through Scotland 362
World-wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)-USA 365
Wyoming Dinosaur Center (WDC) 367
YMCA go global 369
Young power in social action (YPSA) 371
Youth international 373
AmeriCorps 379
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) 381
Peace corps 383
Snapshots from Paraguay 386
Teach for America (TFA) 390
Voluntary service overseas (VSO) 393
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