Tourism Cares' domestic program channels the philanthropic passion and commitment of the travel industry to protect and restore valuable destinations we all care about—and to support those destinations as engines for prosperity and pride in their communities. Our domestic programs focus on industry-wide volunteer events as well as capacity building for those nonprofit stewards of tourism sites in which we support.
November 1 - 3: Tourism Cares for the Grand Canyon & Williams / (part of our National Park Centennial Series)
Tourism Cares is excited to kick-off a year of volunteerism within the National Park System at Grand Canyon National Park. Volunteers will have the opportunity to spend a full-day volunteering in Williams, AZ, gateway to the Grand Canyon, before boarding the Grand Canyon Railway on Tuesday, November 2 to give back or sight-see at the South Rim.
Registration will be available in June, 2015.
2016: Tourism Cares for our National Parks
Tourism Cares is pleased to announce our 2015-2016 campaign to preserve and enrich our national parks, in celebration of 2016’s national parks centennial. Our goal is simple: to engage national parks in a way that provides the greatest value to them, their environment and the traveling public.
We are expanding our annual giveback programs to five projects in different regions of the United States, allowing for companies and individuals to pick and choose where they work - in a favorite park, close to home or across the country.
SAVE THE DATES:
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area / Atlanta, GA / February 5, 2016
Mississippi River National Recreation Area / Minneapolis, MN / May 20, 2016
Mount Rainier National Park / WA / September 16, 2016
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island / NYC / November, 2016
Registration opens in September, 2015
Other volunteer opportunities:
June 12, 2015: Tourism Cares for Cooperstown, NY
Join us and NY locals as we clean up, paint and landscape at historic Doubleday Field. Please Click Here to learn more.
August 23, 2015: Tourism Cares for Tybee Island at NTA Contact
Held in conjunction with NTA's tour operator retreat, delegates will have the opportunity to give back to their host city before heading home. Visit www.ntaonline.com to learn more.
Tybee Island, or “Savannah’s Beach” is a tourist destination 18 miles from Savannah rich with natural beauty and a favorite spot for vacationers. After the busy tourism season, the beaches of Tybee rely on volunteer help to clean-up that which tourists leave behind. Tourism Cares volunteers will engage in an early morning beach clean to help enhance the visitor experience and ensure litter and other debris is removed to protect the marine environment.