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Volunteering in Germany and Austria

Aloha from Hawaii,
I'm planning a Rick Steve's tour for June-July 2022. I'm going to Munich, Saltzburg, and Vienna. I'd like to give back to my hosts before I return to the USA. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Are families or individuals providing you lodging, or what is the host’s relationship to you in your volunteer situation? And is your volunteering related to the Rick Steves tour?

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Reposting the same response from your same question in the Germany forum. Volunteering is not really a thing in Austria, especially for a few hours. The government frowns on it as it is seen as taking a paying job from someone. Just spend your money - that’s enough. I say this as a former professional volunteer coordinator in the US.

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Mahalo (thank you) for your constructive feedback. I am from Hawaii and here in Hawaii we do have volunteer programs for visitors to give back to the community they are visiting. It's called the Mālama Program. Visitors can plant a tree seedling or volunteer at an animal shelter.

I did look at the link that was suggested but there was no listings for Germany or Austria.

Mahalo,
Jada

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Reported the last response for perusal by webmaster, hope he speaks German.

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I’ll bet the posting in German gets deleted. It’s spam in any language.