Where: Protect the world’s endangered animals and habitats by volunteering with Earthwatch ( 800/776-0188; info@ ). You’ll work with crackerjack scientists on a field research or conservation project in one of 50 countries around the world. You can band penguins in South Africa , tag endangered sea turtles on the beaches of the Pacific, or—our favorite—snorkel for science while monitoring coral reef health in the Bahamas . Paddling through the bathtub-warm, crystalline waters near San Salvador Island is bound to be a serious improvement over preparing the budget figures for the 10 . marketing meeting.