Volunteer vacations have become a popular option for travelers to Central Florida and many are using their vacation time to make a difference. Travelers combine their vacations with community involvement, education, and other worthy causes. Let’s unpack the Top 3 Volunteer Vacations in Central Florida.
#1 Miss Biosphere International
The Goal of Miss Biosphere International is to bring awareness to and make a global impact on, water conservation, air pollution, and climate change. Volunteers for this sorority program receive gear and awards for completing community service hours that involve work or activities to better the environment. This volunteer opportunity is located in Orlando, Florida.
#2 Hands on Orlando – Hands on Park
Hands on Orlando – Hands on Park is located on Lee Rd in the Winter Park area of Orlando. This non-profit uses volunteers to care for Orlando’s parks, clearing vegetation from pathways.
You get to get exercise and spend time in nature making the park beautiful for others to enjoy. Volunteers report that they really loved the experience and felt it helped them bond with their family doing something good.
# 3 Habitat for Humanity – Orlando & Greater Osceola County
At Habitat for Humanity, the objective is to end homelessness one home at a time. They do this by using the generosity of donors and the brawn of volunteers. It’s only natural that volunteers love this gig.
You can contribute by providing financial support, volunteering, or becoming an advocate. Habitat for Humanity – Orlando is headquartered on Silver Star Rd in Orlando.
#4 Volunteers for Community Impact
At Volunteers for Community Impact, located on Lake Breeze Dr, Orlando, the goal is to end the isolation felt by many senior citizens via high-impact volunteer opportunities in Orange, Volusia, Osceola, and Seminole counties.
Programs include AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program, AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program, the OTTER Program, GOAL Program, and My Brother’s Keeper (MBK).
#5 HOPE Helps Inc.
Located on Eyrie Dr in Oviedo, Florida HOPE Helps Inc. offers folks the chance to help the local community end homelessness via either donations of food or money. Those who seek a more hands-on opportunity can look into becoming an intern for the organization. HOPE Helps also puts on special events like food drives.
HOPE recognizes its volunteers all year. But in April they pay extra special attention to them during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.