Take a Trip, Do Some Good

Voluntourism lets you vacation while helping a worthy cause.

By Sandy Robins

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Voluntourism has become a popular alternative vacation choice. Instead of spending two weeks touring a particular destination, it offers vacation seekers the opportunity to visit interesting places and volunteer their time or specific skills for the benefit of a cause of their choosing. And when it comes to cats both domestic and wild, there are lots of wonderful opportunities both here in the United States and around the world. Here are just a few examples.

Caring for Big Cats
If you are not sure where to go or how to plan such a trip, many organizations arrange everything in advance on your behalf.  

Biosphere Expeditions North America in Longwood, Fla., is one such organization that offers vacationing volunteers the opportunity to work with scientists and biologists on real hands-on wildlife and conservation expeditions in numerous diverse destinations around the world.

**Get the June 2011 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article or click here to purchase a PDF version.**
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