Let’s say you want to do good abroad and give back to the communities you visit, but you aren’t sure that painting a schoolhouse is exactly how you want to volunteer overseas. You may, after all, be a lousy painter.
But maybe you love to surf or play basketball, or you’re badass on the soccer field. More than that, you know how much you’ve gained from participating in the sports you love, and you want young kids from less-privileged circumstances to experience the joy — as well as the physical, social, and emotional benefits — that sports can bring. Here are the organizations that can help you bring your athletic skills to kids around the world, which will allow you to travel abroad at the same time.