With the holiday season approaching, we’ve been thinking about ways to show gratitude and help others when taking a personal trip. And then it hit us. When traveling to a new city, what better way to get involved with the community you’re visiting than by volunteering? While “Voluntourism” has become increasingly popular over the last few years, it’s important that travelers give back to communities and organizations in meaningful, non-exploitative ways. So we decided to look into “voluntourism” opportunities across the country and compiled our list of the top 5 groups to work with if you’re interested in giving back while on your next vacation!
Written by Juliana Schnerr