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Subject: Service Vacations
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: vka2b-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 11:32 PST
Expires: 03 Jan 2006 07:46 PST
Question ID: 608051

My wife and I were thinking of killing two birds with one stone for
our vacation this summer by going some place exotic but also trying to
do some service/volunteer work while we were at it.  A long time ago I
had bookmarked a website for a company that organized such trips,
however, I have since lost the bookmark for some reason.  So, I wanted
some help in finding companies that organize such trips.  Here are my
basic criteria:

-- Must be reputable (tried and true, actually do good work, etc, etc.)
-- Must be reasonably priced (not sure what the typical rate is for
these things, but I guess what I mean is reasonable relative to
-- Must offer a variety of causes to work for (e.g. environmental, social, etc.)
-- Must offer a variety of locations to work in

I've only use Google Answers a few times but have gotten great
results, so thanks in advance!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Service Vacations
From: myoarin-ga on 21 Dec 2005 06:53 PST
Wow, there are just too many sites, but here are a couple:

This is specific topic page from the site:

If you and/or your wife have a special skill, that could help a
Researcher find a service that would allow you to use it.

Reputablilty:  The above sites were among the first that came up.  The
last one mentions:  "In special consultative status with the United
Nations." and the organization exists since 1984.
Subject: Re: Service Vacations
From: vka2b-ga on 21 Dec 2005 10:31 PST
Hi myoarin,

Thanks a lot for your comment.  I agree that there are too many sites,
and I actually have visited all of the sites you listed.  To be
honest, I was hoping that a researcher would be able to find the site
that I had bookmarked and lost, because it did seem like the best (my
plan was to give a bigger tip than I normally would if the researcher
was able to find that site).  Unfortunately I remember very little
about the site except that it looked very professional (unlike those
that both you and I found) and also had the trips broken down by
category (i.e. enviornmental, social, etc.).

As for special skills, my wife is a speech pathologist and I am a
software engineer, however, I don't think either of us are really
intent on using those skills (esp. since we want to do something

Thanks again for your comment!

Subject: Re: Service Vacations
From: vka2b-ga on 28 Dec 2005 07:03 PST
In case anybody is still looking at this, I bumped the list price up
since there wasn't much activity on this question...thanks!

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