I've had a few questions come in about volunteer tourism. I'll admit that it's not something I know much about but I did get some information from a charity called Soles4Souls about opportunities through their organization so I wanted to share it.
Soles4Souls collects used shoes in good condition and “recycles” them to areas in need. For example: I took over 200 pair to Nashville last February to send to Haiti after the earthquake. In fact, shoes were delivered to Haiti last week. I can't imagine how it must feel to be a part of a journey like that- though one day I would love to join them.
How to be Involved
Just visit the Travel With Soles4Souls post for a little more info and if it sounds like a journey you would like to take follow the link at the bottom and you will be able to view upcoming trips and registration. If volunteer tourism is of interest to you I recommend Soles4Souls- a Shoe Charity.
Disclosure: I personally support Soles4Souls. RI have not been compensated for this post, though it does generate referrals for a feature on their blog.