Statewide Story Ideas
Give A Little, Get A Lot In Return
Voluntourism is the do good, feel good approach to vacationing that has been gaining popularity across the world. Its basic premise is to go where help is needed and contribute to the well being of the destination, its inhabitants, and the environment. The Hawaiian Islands offer some incredible opportunities to get in some rest and relaxation, while giving back to the community. No matter the skill level or amount of time available, there are various projects that can suit any vacationers interests. Get to know the Hawaiian culture and become better acquainted with the aina (land) and the Aloha Spirit. Take the memories with you, and leave behind a better Hawaii. Make the first step towards becoming a “volun-tourist” by taking a closer look at the following organizations:
Over 80 environmental groups offer ongoing projects and chances to get involved on Oahu, Hawaii’s Big Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Maui. For more information, visit www.preservehawaii.org.
Volunteer Vacations in Hawaii
This website provides volunteer projects for vacationers traveling to Maui and a five percent discount on hotel stay as an added bonus. Additionally, the site lists links to other organizations with volunteer opportunities on various Hawaiian Islands. For more information, visit www.volunteer-on-vacation-hawaii.com.