$5,000 Voluntourism Grant Contest: Deadline March 31st
Have you always dreamed of traveling to a new location and giving back? Whether you want to jet to a far-flung corner of the world or do trail work right here in the U.S., we can help your dream come true.
Travelocity is giving away four $5,000 volunteer vacation grants to deserving travelers. To enter for a chance to win, applicants must make a video explaining how they’re currently giving back in their communities and which of our eight Signature Trips inspires them.
The deadline to enter a video application is March 31st. Don’t miss your chance to restore trails in Alaska, work in a kids’ home in Peru, participate in community projects in Tanzania, or monitor hyenas in South Africa. Enter today!
Need inspiration? Here are just some of the awesome entries we’ve received so far.
My name: Alison Presley
Nickname: Presbo, because I'm good police.
How I earn my keep: I'm the manager of Travelocity's Travel for Good program. Visit Travel for Good to learn more about our green travel and voluntourism initiatives!
What kind of traveler am I: I'm an intrepid food explorer. I usually starve myself on the plane (not that that's too hard to do) so that the moment my toes touch foreign soil I'm ready to sample new and exciting cuisine. I like to dine everywhere from hole-in-the-wall local secrets to Michelin Guide gems. Cannelés, poi, boiled peanuts, oxtail soup, poutine--there's no stopping this adventurous palate.
Greatest travel lesson I've learned: It doesn't cost a lot of money to do good. Offsetting your carbon impact only adds a few bucks to your trip, green hotels are very affordable, and volunteering locally during your vacation is a great way to give back and learn about the culture.