As enjoyable as the occasional beach trip is, more and more families are spending their time off volunteering. Volunteer vacations are designed to help others, but you'll also learn new skills and have a great time in the process. Unfortunately, there are numerous destinations to choose from, as it's not hard to find natural disaster areas, neglected populations or impoverished neighborhoods. You'll likely have a choice of charities to assist, regardless of where you decide to visit.
The scenes are often depressing, but you'll feel good about the work you do. Read the next page to learn how your family can help communities rebuild after a natural disaster.