Cheaptickets and United Way Create Volunteer Vacations Web site

By Bob | March 8th, 2007

volunteers.jpgMeaningful travel and volunteering abroad continue to grow in popularity so it comes as no surprise that the largest charitable organization in the United States is teaming up with one of the largest online travel companies to promote volunteering and volunteer travel.

From the press release:

CHICAGO**, IL and ALEXANDRIA,VA March 7, 2007* Volunteer during your
next vacation! Some recharge their inner spirit by lying on a beach for
a week; however travelers are learning that volunteering for a worthy
cause is the best way to revive a weary soul. ( ),
a leading discount online travel agency, and United Way of America
(, the nation’s largest charitable organization, today
announced the launch of a new website to support consumers who want to
book a volunteer vacation and be part of the growing trend of
vacationing with a purpose.€ The new website
( )
is accessible from both the home page and United Way’s
web site ( ).

**Volunteer vacations** are a growing trend among individuals seeking to
give back during their time away from work and home. Travelers can
dedicate a full week to their volunteer vacation of choice or simply
take a day or two out of an already pre-planned getaway.

Through this new website, CheapTickets and United Way will focus on
travel to communities across America to help people in areas of need.
The organizations will also educate and arm travelers with information
about volunteer opportunities available across United Way’s national
network of over 1300 local United Ways.

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