Give back by volunteering at Yosemite National Park through REI Adventures and Conservation Volunteers International Program. You'll be trained to clear and renovate trails and aid in park conservation—all while spending four nights camping in California's beautiful Yosemite Valley.
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- Do-Good Adventures: 9 Exciting Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Do-Good Adventures: 9 Exciting Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Clean Up Yosemite with REI
Take a Sierra Club Service Trip
Maintain the Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail is kept open and available thanks to more than 6,000 volunteers who contribute more than 200,000 hours each year. Volunteers take a hands-on role monitoring the trail, removing invasive species, and supporting teachers in the Trail to Every Classroom program.
Assist with Global Volunteers in Montana
If you serve with Global Volunteers, you can learn about daily life on Indian reservations of Montana by assisting children through summer programs, field trips, meal programs, or community events. Perhaps your professional skills can be put to use at tribal offices, or you can help out by planting a community garden or painting a classroom.
Build with Habitat for Humanity
Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired more than 800,000 houses and has grown to encompass 1,500 local affiliates nationwide and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Participate in home maintenance or disaster response, or serve at their headquarters in Georgia.
Escape to a Hawaiian Retreat
Save Trails with The American Hiking Society
Morro Bay and Hearst Castle Wine Tasting Weekends
Loons and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Join researchers on an Earthwatch-sponsored expedition to investigate how one of our nation's largest environmental crises has affected large seabirds. You'll experience the gulf by boat as you capture and tag loons by night. You’ll also keep a close eye on loons by day, looking for birds on the water and recording their activities.
If you are interested in more trips around the United States, consider:
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