Hey, what’s wrong with volunteering in traditional vacation spots? Many voluntourism projects may be controversial, but these three projects are ethically just fine.
Helping people who are sick or working with children requires certain qualifications, but living and working on an organic farm does not. The WWOOF network can help you find your ideal farm.
Protecting elephants is a great idea, but many places keep their animals in miserable conditions. One very good act to follow is the Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
If you’re interested in saving coral reefs, lionfish or turtles, check out Blue Venture, which organizes sustainable projects and offers volunteering programs complete with daily dives.