Sign the family up for a volunteer project while on vacation to create new memories, help others and make the world a better place. Consider one of these organizations for your next family vacation.
Located in central Florida, Give Kids the World Village offers families with critical illness an escape from the challenges of everyday living. This retreat is run fully on volunteer staff, donated meals, large corporate backing and wish-granting organizations. The 84-acre, non-profit resort provides loving memories for families to cherish. Families can sign up for volunteer shifts to scoop ice cream, deliver pizza, staff the carousel, participate in entertainment programs and bring beloved characters to life.
The devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 still has parts of New Orleans in need of volunteers to help rebuild. The Youth Rebuilding New Orleans program invites families to pick up the pieces and build something new for those affected. Aimed at educating those ages 16–21, all ages are welcome to join to revitalize the spirits of neighbors of New Orleans.
Although some people consider Virginia Beach a summer destination, it thrives in the fall as well. This autumn, Virginia Beach is pulling out all the stops to become a prime destination for the season. Check out the list of offerings.
Through Oct. 15, Key West Attractions Association spearheads the Kids Free Florida Keys program, offering free admission and opportunities for children age 12 and younger. Parents, grandparents, extended families and their kiddos can explore Florida Keys attractions, tours, watersports and more with this value-added program.
Sesame Street has been a popular TV show for young children for many years. Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is home to the only Sesame Place amusement park. Now, kids on the West Coast are able to experience the excitement of watching beloved TV characters come to life at Sesame Place San Diego.