Smiling Hilltribe Faces in Muang Na, Thailand

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Most people never experience the way people in the hilltribes of Northern Thailand live. Caroline Eubanks had the experience of spending a week with the Lahu and Chinese residents of Muang Na and playing with their adorable children.

How to Find WWOOFing Opportunities in Hawaii

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Interested in a longer, more affordable Hawaiian vacation and gaining some experience in Hawaiian farming? Give Wwoofing in Hawaii a shot!

Global Voluntourism: You Want Me to Pay to do What?

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Naysayers will likely be disgruntled by the notion of paid voluntourism for decades to come, but zoologist/travel writer Nola Lee Kelsey offers some food for thought for travelers who still have an open mind on the topic of paying to volunteer.

How to Volunteer at an Animal Shelter Abroad

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Can’t live without your pet, but can’t bring him along while you travel the world? Laura-Claire Corson offers advice for those considering volunteering at an animal shelter abroad.

The Financial Crisis: 5 Reasons Why It’s a Perfect Excuse to Volunteer Abroad

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If you’ve been laid off, you should know that you have options. Instead of spending your days draining your savings while you wade through every job opportunities board on the Internet, why not volunteer abroad?

Long-Term Volunteering – How to Get Started

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Are you considering spending several months or more volunteering abroad? Expert Laura-Claire Corson guides you through some pros and cons, and helps you get started in your quest.

Is Voluntourism a Dirty Word?

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The subject of volunteering your time while traveling is surprisingly controversial, so Lucy Corne examines the pros and cons, and gives advice on finding the best opportunities.