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Voluntourism and Cruising  March 2016
Nancy Schretter, Together for Good's Founder, is featured in a session entitled "Shorex and the Rise of Voluntourism" at Seatrade Global 2016, the cruise industry’s premier conference. This session covers how cruise lines and others are catering to travelers' interests in combining volunteer opportunities with leisure travel and ways ports can adapt and cater to this voluntourism trend.
Presenters include Tara Russell, President of Fathom & Global Impact Lead, Carnival Corporation & Plc; Daniel Skjeldam, CEO, Hurtigruten; John Stoll, Vice President, Land Programs, Crystal Cruises; and Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director, Peace Boat.

Great Press!

Together for Good was recently featured in articles in

  • Agent@Home magazine
  • Fox News
  • Travel Channel
  • Chicago Tribune
  • and other media outlets.
We've also been included in stories in Leisure Group Travel magazine, USA Today, the International Business Times, Porthole Magazine, and many other print and online publications. See our Stories page for links and more information. Thanks for all the media support.

Destinations:

Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Costa Rica
Dominican
   Republic

Grenada/
   Grenadines

Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
St Lucia
St Martin
US

Destinations Directory

Through our research, Together for Good has identified over 120 opportunities to assist with education, the needs of children, community initiatives, animal welfare, healthcare, nature and the environment, and a variety of other activities in popular vacation destinations and ports of call in the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.  Take a look at the country links on this page for more information.

A number of these organizations have been visited. In many cases, we have relied on the information provided by volunteers, directors, professional contacts and other individuals involved with these groups and we do not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information provided. We encourage you to use the information you find here as a starting point for doing your own independent research on these organizations and determining which, if any, you would like to help on your travels. 

Before selecting an organization to help, think about what you want to achieve and the time of year that you are traveling.  Dropping off supplies can usually be accommodated year-round with advance notice. If you would like to spend time volunteering, it's important to check in advance to make sure this will be possible and arrange for the best time to visit. Contacting organizations at least two to three weeks in advance will help you to make the most of your experience.  

If you are traveling during the summer or major religious holidays, remember that many schools are not open during these time periods.  In some countries such as Dominican Republic and Mexico, however, there are organizations that collect supplies for schools during vacation periods.  Some resorts and hotels also serve as convenient drop off points for in-kind donations as well. See the country links on the right-hand side of this page for more details.

Since we are an all-volunteer organization with a limited staff, we do not have the resources to certify all of the entities listed here and there are many more organizations that we have not found. Although schools, charities and other organizations are listed on this site, neither Together for Good nor anyone affiliated with Together for Good are responsible for the activities of these organizations or their members.  Contact the organizations directly for more detailed information on their work. Together for Good has no financial involvement in these organizations.

Links to destination directories for the following countries are provided below:

Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Grenada & the Grenadines
Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
United States