6 vacation spots to satisfy your inner philanthropist

Take a volunteer vacation that satisfies more than just your wanderlust.

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Diver in Red Sea coral reef Diver in Red Sea coral reef (Photo: Elisei Shafer / Shutterstock)

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Coral Reef Conservation in Eilat, Israel

Beach bums with a penchant for preservation will love this volunteer trip to Eilat, with one of Israel’s best-known beaches on the Red Sea. By day, work to protect and monitor the magnificent the coral reef, a multicolored underwater world, teeming with butterfly fish, parrot fish, giant shells and sea lilies. Then, your afternoons free for scuba diving, snorkeling and enjoying the beach. Hang out in the evenings with other volunteers at the hostel, or head into the city of Eilat to sample the nightlife.

Length: 2-4 weeks
Accommodations: Communal dormitory room in the Arava Hostel
Approximate Price: $690 to $1,050 (not including flight, food or local transportation)
Website: GeoEco

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