Places needing Volunteers
Places Needing Volunteers gives you a list of communities that are currently looking for short-term volunteers.
Take a look at WWOOF
WWOOF is a world wide exchange network where bed, board and practical experience are given in return for help on organic farms. Many communities are WWOOF hosts so WWOOFing provides an excellent way of visiting communities and just "taking a look". But first you need to join WWOOF ... more details from WWOOF UK.
Communities ... if your community is listed on our site then you can make use of the "Places needing Volunteers" facility. Log in to the Content Management System and put up an entry.