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Old 01-22-2019, 12:51 PM   #15
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We take 3-4 months assignments around the west. We like to do "interpretation", which is what park people call the visitor-facing tasks like handing out maps, answering questions, giving tours, etc. We have worked at a national park, An Arizona state park, and we are now at a wildlife refuge.

We are on the list for Hosting jobs and have been getting emails about spots all over the country. We camped in Flagstaff last fall and actually met the hosts whose job I had seen advertised. They were moving on and were very helpful. We'd like to try it, although doing Interpretation sounds like a better fit.

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Old 01-22-2019, 03:10 PM   #16
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My wife and I both retired in 2013. We both volunteer with the Red Cross in Disaster Services. That's the group that provides feeding, sheltering and logistics to people after hurricanes, fires and such.

There is a group called the "DOVES" within the Escapees RV club that is comprised of Red Cross Disaster Services volunteers with RVs. The organization coordinates "deployment" of Red Crossers in their RVs to support disaster response operations.

You can get involved in the Red Cross in virtually any community in the country.

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Old 01-22-2019, 05:18 PM   #17
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The Escapees organization mentioned by a previous poster also has a CARE Center at their Livingston TX location. Contact them to find out more - I’m sure they would love to hear from you. There are several BOFs within Escapees (Birds of a feather groups - BOFS - that do outreach). Enjoy your new adventures!
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:06 PM   #18
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We helped build a house in Taos with Habitat- great experience. Also have gone to Haiti to film stories for fund raising for an orphanage and my wife taught sewing to teens there. So many ways to give back. Great to hear you are thinking that way.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:30 AM   #19
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We are also approaching retirement, and looking for volunteering although we will not be full time on the road. I have just learned to knit, as it goes better on trips with us than my sewing machine (I currently sew for Days for Girls as a volunteer), my plan is to start knitting for charity once my skills are a little better. It may not be the level of volunteering you are used to but right now my work (I also teach Health at CSULB) schedule I find that just being able to do a little volunteering at night before bedtime helps my spirits. Good luck on your new adventure.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:50 AM   #20
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Volunteering on the road

I second the plug for habitat for humanity - check their website and look for “care-a-vanners “ You can chose a locale and deal with them. No need for exceptional build know how although they are thrilled if you do have some. Enjoy! Just by being this open and receptive I bet the right things will appear. Blessings on you both for a safe and fruitful
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:06 AM   #21
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We winter in Florida volunteering at a state park AND found out the church we attend here works with migrant farmers and their families. Through the church, we have the opportunity to then be of service to this incredibly vulnerable population. We help with food and clothing collection and distribution.
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:16 AM   #22
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If you are traveling in the Southwest, you might want to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. A little south of here, you will find Alamosa, largest city in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

The San Luis Valley encompasses 6 counties, four of which are the poorest in Colorado. There is much need for volunteer assistance. If you go into town, and then take State Street south toward the airport, you will see La Puente on the right. This is the organization that coordinates the assistance programs. Your skill set will be very much appreciated.

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