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VOLUNTEERING

REMPART, 1 r. des Guillemites, 75004 Paris (®01 42 71 96 55, www.rempart.com). Enlists volunteers to care for endangered monuments. Membership fee ‚35; most projects charge ‚5-8 per day.

UNAREC, 33 r. Campagne Premiere, 75014 Paris (®01 45 38 96 26; www.unarec.org). Work camps provide assistance to communities facing various problems, often eco nomic. Separate camps for adults and for adolescents (ages 14-16).

GREECE

The 2004 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, (www.athens2004.gr). Seeking upwards of 60,000 volunteers to assist with the running of the Games between May and September 2004. Placements are available at competition and non-competition venues; knowledge of foreign languages strongly desired.

Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society, Solomou 57, GR-104 32, Athens (®/fax 210 523 1342; www.archelon.gr). Non-profit group devoted to studying and protecting sea turtles on the beaches of Zakynthos, Crete, and the Peloponnese. Hires for seasonal field work and year-round work at the rehabilitation center. ‚100 participation fee. Bridges of Friendship, Menekratous 14, GR-116 36 Athens (®210 902 1111; inst- phil@hol.gr). This NGO is devoted to issues of homelessness.

Conservation Volunteers Greece, Omirou 15, GR-14562, Kifissia (®010 623 1120; users.otenet.gr/~cvgpeep). Young volunteers (ages 18-30) participate in 1-to 3-week community programs in remote areas of Greece. Projects range from reforestation to preserving archaeological sites. Lodging provided.

Earth, Sea and Sky Ionian Nature Conservation, PO Box 308, Lincoln, England LN4 2GQ (www.earthseasky.org). Based on the island of Zakynthos, promotes awareness on sustainable tourism and conservation. Although particularly concerned with issues of the sea turtle, organizes a variety of volunteer programs and green activities.

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