Volunteering: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Out in southern Utah, nestled in a serene desert canyon exists a vast and magical safe haven for animals big, small, healthy, or unwell. Literally described by some as “heaven on earth,” Best Friends Animal Sanctuary provides care to over 1,600 abandoned and rescued animals with the help of their animal-loving staff and eager volunteers. […]

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Glacier National Park

I had no idea what to expect from our trip to Glacier National Park. Before our visit I knew there would be glaciers and wildlife, including grizzly bears, and that people say the park is really beautiful. I can now report that “beautiful” is truly an understatement. This place is amazing and quickly jumped the […]

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Volunteering: Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County

Working towards achieving their vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” Habitat for Humanity operates in communities across all 50 states of the U.S. and worldwide in 70 countries– and counting. Though I’d heard of Habitat before, this was my first time volunteering with the organization and really getting to […]

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Volunteering: High Plains Food Bank Garden

During our visit to Palo Duro Canyon State Park we escaped the heat and ventured into Amarillo, where we spent the morning volunteering in the Garden at the High Plains Food Bank. Established in 2009, the one-acre Garden can supply the community with 20,000 lbs of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs every year. The Garden […]

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