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Volunteer Travel: 6 Summer Trips That Give Back

First Posted: 05/12/11 11:15 PM ET   Updated: 09/19/11 01:46 PM ET

With summer just around the corner, you're probably spending time looking for that perfect bathing suit, waxing up the ol' surfboard and daydreaming about endless hours of sunshine. But you can only tan poolside for so long. We here at HuffPost gathered together a few of the many ways you can turn a summer getaway into a truly impactful experience.

Check out our slideshow for a list of volunteer opportunities available that'll help make your summer challenging, intellectually stimulating and memorable. We're not saying you can't work on your perfect tan. We're just saying it's also fun to help build a socially sustainable village in another country while you catch those rays.

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Volunteer in Sierra Leone for a week or more and live alongside local communities. Tribe Wanted brings a maximum number of 30 tribe members on a one-week minimum mission devoted to developing sustainable villages. 
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