03 May Volunteer in the Caribbean Bliss of Cuba
Why not volunteer in a destination under the rays of spectacular sun and warmth? The warm breeze, the white sands and the deep azul of tropical waters paint the perfect sunset over the Caribbean.
Make a lifetime memory this holiday and volunteer in Cuba!
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Embark on an adventure into the tropical Caribbean, where you are sure to make a difference through volunteer efforts. The amazing land of Cuba holds a recent history of strife marked by the Cuban Revolution that turned the local region upside down. There’s much to be learned from such a grand change, and you can share your experience and culture with this island once isolated from its neighbors in North America. There are many options for volunteering in Cuba, but one great way to explore the depths of the Cubanos most prominent struggles is with the volunteer work projects offered by Global Aware. This amazing program includes your accommodations, meals and offers a chance to travel the area and see the most amazing sights of Cuba. You will be stunned by the fruit trees growing bananas, pineapples and oranges that paint the picture of the Garden of Eden in the minds of past travel volunteers, and even better, it’s all organic! This chance to learn about the local culture is certainly tantalizing, so don’t miss out on a chance to experience a culture with farmers at peace with the animals and earth. Cuba could not be a better location for a day at the beach, so be sure to take advantage of the many locations of blue waters meets white sandy shores. If you are like me, you will find that this island is a true paradise.
If you have an interest in learning about the Cuban culture alongside the Spanish language, I highly recommend the Cuba Solidarity Campaign or the Solidarity Brigades volunteer opportunities in Cuba. With this volunteer trip, you will get a chance to discover the ‘real Cuba’ and experience the Cuban Revolution firsthand. In this program, you will attend educational and political talks with hot topics of recent history, and you will also be introduced to the changes that were implemented after the revolution with a visit to hospitals and schools. Entertainment is on the house, so take this chance to attend fantastic interactive seminars that will teach you to dance like a local! This volunteer program also allows you to visit the nearby landmark sites of historic and cultural value and see performances found at one of the top ballet schools in the world, the National Ballet in Havana.
Havana is a special place that is sure to intrigue the mind, so head over to the Museum of Revolution to get all the facts that exhibit the Cuban perspective. This grand museum is located in the historic Old Havana and can be found within the former Presidential Palace. Once the home to Cuban leaders of the past, this informative museum holds the key to the revolution with many fantastic displays of war machines with the most famous being, the Granma. This yacht is the very vessel is the one that carried Fidel Castro and Che Guevara back to Cuba when they stormed the palace to overthrow the President. Notice the bullet holes that still dot the walls within the many chambers of the Museo de la RevoluciÃ³n. Now is a better time than any ever to embark on a grand adventure to Cuba, as the May Day festivals are just around the corner. You won’t want to miss out on the celebrations held in Havana that complete this volunteer holiday with fantastic excitement!
Let the fantastic journey begin in Cuba!