In addition to the many links that appear throughout this issue we have gathered the following recommended resources on green roofs and walls.

Biosphere Expeditions is an international non-profit wildlife volunteer organization, founded in 1999, that runs conservation expeditions aka conservation holidays for environmental volunteers all across the globe.

Blue Ventures, a marine conservation organization dedicated to conservation, education and sustainable development in tropical coastal communities, offers volunteer opportunities.

Cheaptickets and the United Way offer links, resources and an online communities for VolunTourists to share their experiences with others.

Conservation Volunteers International Program (Conservation VIP)

Cross Cultural Solutions

Earthwatch engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education in order to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. offers programs that enable you to experience places that are not accessible to tourists while you help local organizations with conservation projects.


Geovisions Conservation Corps

Global Citizens Network

Gloval Vision International offers volunteers the chance for a hands-on experience personally contributing to important conservation initiatives and community projects around the world.

i-to-i, which advertises “Life changing travel,” offers conservation and wildlife volunteer opportunities throughout the world.

International Ecotourism Society

The Nature Conservancy’s Volunteer Opportunities

Serve America Act

State of the Volunteer Travel Industry (Survey Results)

Sustainable Harvest International’s Smaller World Tours

Sustainable Travel International provides education and outreach services that help travelers, travel providers and related organizations support environmental conservation and protect cultural heritage while promoting cross-cultural understanding and economic development.

Travel Insights 2009, a volunteer travel study conducted by GeckoGo in conjunction with Bradt Travel Guides and Lasso Communications.

Travelocity’s Travel for Good Program, helps people interested in volunteer travel by offering Change Ambassadors grants and links to organizations and services involved in voluntourism. America’s Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer portal bills itself as “The resource on all things voluntourism.” The organization facilitates the unification and alignment between the world’s two largest economic and social engines – respectively, the tourism industry (Destinations & Operators) and the Nonprofit sector.

WOOF: Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms

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