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No Shoes, Just Service

Red dirt. Hot, sticky air. Children laughing. Chai brewing. Tumaini Orphanage is alive with the happiness of their 52 orphaned children and the volunteers were just as excited to be part of this unique opportunity. Tumaini provides a permanent house and family for children orphaned in Nairobi, Kenya. Eunice Kariuki has built up the orphanage from its organizational base in Denver, CO. My family...

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Volunteering in South Africa

Following the summer after high school, I traveled to South Africa, where I will be living and volunteering for nine months. I have wanted to live in Africa and study primates since I first learned about Jane Goodall. When I realized I had no way to afford college in 2011 I started searching the internet for something I could spend my time on that would help me gain experience for my future plans...

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Giving What You Can

I began digging into the soil with my shovel. Not being able to plunge too deep, I carefully sifted through the debris and inch-by-inch I made my way into the destroyed park. Glass shards, wood chunks, and other kitchen utensils were popular items being excavated but this one particular item shot chills up my spine. It was a picture frame of a family, not knowing where they are currently present,...

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One Kilometer

The frustration caught in his eyes ricocheted off the small tent’s walls, and the potency of his gaze struck me to the core, as I am sure it did many of the other gathered individuals. The young Zimbabwean glanced around uneasily, searching faces for a glimmer of understanding, but as the previous night’s cold rain seeped through our pants, despair saturated our spirits. Huddled in this tent...

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Watering the Mambas

People say that Africa gets inside you, grabs ahold of something in you. That for many it’s hard to get away once you’ve lived in this land of red earth and tall grass. I saw so many beautiful and so many terrible things in Mozambique, where I spent my third year of Peace Corps service, organizing rural youth groups to empower children to grow their own vegetables and improve their nutrition. There...

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Tzedakah in India

Every afternoon, sixteen-year-old Salim came home from school, through the doors of the Nav Jagriti or the “New Hope” orphanage and shook my hand. He asked me: “You are feeling?” to which I said, “Good, very good, thank you. How are you feeling?” Salim smiled and struggled to respond to my reply in English, sometimes answering, “I am no feeling”, “I am fine, thank...

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Eco travel an innovation to spread an awareness to save the environment

Nowadays, eco-tourism industry is a rapid developing area. It is getting famous and is being admired by all the tourists all around the world. Eco travel is designing a dependable holiday to the places that maintain the atmosphere. As the main concern of eco- friendly travel to make people attentive of ecological issues. Reprocessing & reducing automobile discharges. Our world is...

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Custom Itinerary: Volunteering Vacation with Older Teens

Q: Andy L. of Conneticuit has decided that it's high time his kids learned something about the value of money. He's decided to take them on a volunteer trip so they can do some work with their hands and witness with their own eyes how people less fortunate than them live, but is unsure about where to start, especially when most sites seem to cater to adults only. A: As honorable...

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Tours Combine Adventure and Volunteering

If you enjoy adventure and helping others, and you're looking for ideas for your next vacation, then Adventure Center might have the answer for you.  Adventure Center is a group of travel experts who will consult and guide your family in developing a travel itinerary from more than 2,000 global adventures.  Whether you and your older children are...

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Star Trekking: Wrestlemania Superstar John Cena Makes 200 Wishes for Kids

This weekend, WrestleMania XXVII, WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation will host 30 kids with life-threatening medical conditions. WWE has worked with the foundation for 27 years, but this is the 4th year in the row that they're granting wishes to attend WrestleMania weekend. Children and families from 18 U.S. states, Canada...

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