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100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life

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More and more people are combining vacations with volunteer work—the growing phenomenon called "voluntourism." And nobody provides such a fun, inviting overview of the possibilities as savvy travel writer Pam Grout in the latest title in our 100 Best Vacations series.


From building houses in Appalachia to saving sea turtles in Costa Rica to teaching English in Thailand, this book is a rich resource of ways to use your skills to help out the world and reap some lasting benefits yourself. Sidebars describe nearby places to visit, little-known facts, and more, while a comprehensive resource listing gives additional information about the different organizations offering volunteer vacations.


  • Softcover
  • 352 pages, 40 black-and-white photographs
  • 6" x 9"
  • © 2009

Pam Grout is the author of 14 books, including The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life and The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life.

"This book is a great resource for travelers who want to go beyond the typical tourist experience."—Sierra Club


"At the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, part of Georgia's barrier islands, you can help tag loggerhead sea turtles..." Pam Grout, author, The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life in Readers Digest


"...promises a trip you'll never forget—and one that will make the world a better place."—Boston Globe


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