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12/04/2014 09:48 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2015

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapflights.com has rounded up 10 types of voluntourism trips that can be done in two weeks or fewer.

Some of these trips operate on exchanges -- meaning, you volunteer in exchange for things like meals and a place to stay -- making them very affordable, but many run on a you-pay-your-way basis. We've found some great ways to give back while you see the world and, to help get your planning started, pointed out a few organizations that offer each kind of trip. Keep in mind, however, there are tons of voluntourism opportunities around the world operated through many different organizations. As with all travel plans, we encourage you to do your homework to find out which organization is right for you.

If you're looking to do a lot of good during your travels (even with just a little time off), one of these 10 types of short-term volunteer vacations may be for you:

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Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler