Tropical islands, strung together into a lazy chain. Neon green, pink and turquoise cottages, so bright you squint behind your sunglasses. Margaritas and tanned bodies and conch chowder. Boats and fishing, and everywhere you look, emerald-hued waters, swirling with life.
How can anyone not love the Florida Keys?
And now you’ve got a chance to help them thrive.
Thanks to KeysVoluntourism, it’s easy for you to connect and get involved with voluntourism opportunities on your Florida Keys vacation. The site provides direct links to Florida Keys charities, nonprofit organizations and foundations -- all dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of human and animal life -- that are seeking volunteers.
Organizations involved with the Keys voluntourism effort include:
- Reef Environmental Education Foundation
- Coral Restoration Foundation
- Pigeon Key
- Marathon Wild Bird Center
- Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
- Habitat For Humanity of Key West & Lower Florida Keys
- Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
- Key West Wildlife Center
You might help build an underwater coral nursery, or you might plant corals on actual reefs. You might collect data on reef fish populations, assist with yard work or minor repairs at an outdoor tropical garden facility, or feed injured, wild birds. You might help maintain trails, help with a fundraising events or something entirely different.
But one thing’s for sure. Whatever you end up doing to help is going to be good for the cause and good for your soul.