For passionate travelers who are equally passionate about volunteering, Matador has devised the ultimate bucket list. Here are 25 volunteer projects we want to get involved in:
1. Help save sea turtles.
The sea turtle life is tough from the get-go; everything, it seems, conspires against a hatchling’s survival. All seven species of marine turtles in the United States are listed as endangered, and the situation isn’t much better elsewhere in the world.
Saving sea turtles involves many human interventions, including protecting nesting habitats, assisting hatchlings from nest to sea, and monitoring turtle populations.
Matador contributor Teresa Ponikvar profiles one organization, Project Todos Tortugueros, in her article, “Saving Turtles in Baja California Sur, Mexico.”