10 Tips for Finding Volunteer Vacations


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Research

There are two main reasons to look into the history of the organization you want to volunteer with: First off, you'll want to make sure it's really what it says it is and, second, you'll want to ensure your political and philosophical ideas match that of the organization.

If the organization claims to be a nonprofit, verify the claim by reviewing Publication 78 on the Internal Revenue Service Web site [source: IRS].

You might want to find out if an organization is faith-based or secular. Good places to start include: Ambassadors for Children, Idealist.org, Habitat for Humanity and Volunteer International.