in New Mexico. That is what a non-profit organization called Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team (www.wesst.org/) provides if you are interested in moving to a nicer climate. It’s money set aside for women who can’t get money elsewhere. But this does not mean this is the only place to get money. Check non-profits in your area for similar programs.
The Lesko’s went on an archeological dig in Alaska and and you can too! Passport in Time is a volunteer archaeology and historic preservation program of the USDA Forest Service. You work with professionals on projects including archaeological excavation, rock art restoration, gathering oral histories, and more. Volunteers have helped stabilize ancient cliff dwellings in New Mexico, excavate a 10,000-year-old village site in Minnesota, restore a historic lookout tower in Oregon, clean vandalized rock art in Colorado, survey for sites in a rugged Montana wilderness, and excavate a 19th-century Chinese mining site in Hell’s Canyon, Idaho. You need to get to the site, but once there many offer free or cheap housing and meal options. To take advantage of this government opportunity contact: Passport in Time Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 31315, Tucson, AZ 85751; 800-281-9176