What is Voluntourism?

There is a growing trend in the meetings and conventions industry to have attendees “give back” to their host city. Voluntourism enables your organization/association to participate in a “give back” program.

This program is really quite simple. The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau can assist you with setting up this opportunity during your meeting/convention in Saratoga. We have compiled a list of Not-for-profit organizations in Saratoga County that would benefit greatly from your donations.

If your group is interested in this program, please contact Kelly Boucher

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BBL Construction Company prepared lasagna dinner at Excelsior Springs and donated to Shelters of Saratoga

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On behalf of National Celebrate Services Week, coordinated by the Event Services Professionals Association (ESPA), the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau hosted a breakfast at the Embassy Suites for their Event Services Professionals. Many donations were collected for the Backstretch Workers at the Saratoga Race Course. The Director of the Backstretch Workers gave a brief presentation to the group telling them about their needs!

 

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Greg Dixon of The Wesley Foundation picking up flowers from The Saratoga Hilton that were donated to the Foundation from New York Insurance Association