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  • globeaware green verticalGlobe Aware coordinates, organizes and leads volunteer vacations, service vacations, working holidays and service trips.
    Volunteer vacations are called many things, you may see terms which generally mean the same thing, depending on the organization which uses the term, such as voluntourism, service vacations, international volunteering, volunteer travel, working vacations, gap year travel, volunteer travel, volunteering abroad.
    Globe Aware volunteer vacation destinations are around the world, including to two Peru locations (Andes & Cusco/Machu Picchu), Costa Rica, Thailand, Cuba, Nepal, Brazil, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India, Jamaica, Romania, Ghana, Mexico, and China.

  • ga-logoGlobe Aware focuses on short term, one week volunteer vacations. These are specially formatted for working people with limited vacation time who want to volunteer abroad.
    Volunteers help to empower the host communities in creating renewable, sustainable programs. While Globe Aware's financial assistance benefits the community economically, it is actually the involvement and collaboration between the volunteers and community that is the greatest mutual benefit. Globe Aware is not a foundation that focuses on giving out charity, but rather an organization which focuses on creating self reliance.

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  • globeaware green verticalGlobe Aware is a public charity, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service; it is not a private foundation. Not only is your entire minimum contribution fee tax-deductible (to U.S. tax payers), but all other expenses related to your Globe Aware volunteer work are also tax-deductible (such as your airfare, trip cancellation insurance, and other such expenses). These expenses are tax deductible because as a volunteer you are doing the work of Globe Aware.

    Please see the relevant IRS publication for more details.

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  • slideset imageGlobe Aware trips are professionally planned and lead. You do not need special skills or the ability to speak a foreign language. Globe Aware employees lay the ground work prior to your arrival; accompany you during your volunteer vacation, and assist with transfers and departures.
    Every activity in which we engage is intended to accomplish one of two things: promote cultural awareness and/or promote sustainability. For us the concept of cultural awareness means to recognize and appreciate the real beauties and real challenges of a culture, but not to change it. The concept of sustainability is to help others stand on their own two feet; to teach skills rather than reliance.

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03-01-2015
Volunteer Vacations' Growing Popularity
Volunteer Vacations' Growing Popularity

‘Volunteer vacations’ a popular trend for manyBy Jackie Runion Marietta Times Anyone vowing to travel or to make a difference in the new year can do both at the same time in...

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26-12-2014
Voluntourism offers many options
Voluntourism offers many options

'Voluntourism' options available for all budgets and schedules Many people know all about "voluntourism," the option of volunteering while traveling. But not all of us can - or have the time...

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23-12-2014
New Year's travel resolutions
New Year's travel resolutions

Making service vacations part of New Year's travel resolutions By Georgina Cruz, Special Correspondent Orlando Sentinel This is the time of the year to start making some resolutions for 2015, like perhaps losing...

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02-12-2014
Q & A: The Festive Traveller
Q & A: The Festive Traveller

Kimberly Haley-Coleman, founder and Executive Director of Globe Aware, recently sat down with Jessica Wynne Lockhart, contributing editor at Travel with Purpose's Verge Magazine to discuss how to make the...

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01-12-2014
Why You Should Travel with Your Kids
Why You Should Travel with Your Kids

Downoad Article Travel abroad with young children? Are you NUTS? All the crying, nagging, and the money!! They won’t even remember it. Why on EARTH would I do that to myself? What...

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