Travelocity Is Giving Away Free Vacations To ‘Go-Gooders’

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What’s your favorite thing about summer? If it happens to be traveling, you’re not alone. Arguably the busiest travel season each year, if you’ve ever taken a road trip during the summer months, you know vacations are on everyone’s mind.

This year, however, it appears that giving back while away from home is also growing in popularity. According to a recent survey by online travel agent Travelocity, nearly half of travelers (47%) say volunteer opportunities are impacting where they’ll go on vacation this summer.

If you’re thinking about volunteering on your summer vacation this year, Travelocity is making it easy by giving away three volunteer prize trips as part of their #SweepstakesForGood campaign.

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If you’d like a chance at winning one of the volunteer trips, entering is simple. Now through May 13, just follow @Travelocity on Instagram, then like and comment on the sweepstakes post using #SweepstakesForGood. That’s it — you’re in the running! Just make sure your profile is public so Travelocity can see it.

The vacation drawings will take place on April 16, April 30 and May 14. The first volunteer vacation giveaway will benefit Alemany Farm in San Francisco, where one winner and a friend will spend four days in San Fran, exploring the city and volunteering at the largest urban farm in the Bay Area.

The other two trips benefit Green Light in New Orleans and the Clean the World Foundation in Las Vegas.

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If you don’t win a vacation, but would still like to spend some time volunteering this summer, you can find an interactive map through Travelocity’s Travel for Good program that connects you to more than 30 nonprofits throughout the U.S. that are accepting volunteers year-round.

Plus, if you book a hotel stay through Travelocity in April and use promo code TRAVELFORGOOD, you’ll receive $25 off your booking and Travelocity will donate $25 to the American Red Cross.

Have you ever volunteered while on vacation?

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