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The Volunteer Traveler's Handbook The Volunteer Traveler s Handbook guides new and veteran travelers through the challenges of finding, vetting, and choosing their ideal volunteer experience First hand stories, photos, and practical advice help interested volunteers find meaningful ways to give back to communities all over the world through volunteering, but also through social enterprises and supporting sustainable tourism practices


About the Author: Shannon O'Donnell

Shannon O Donnell left in 2008 on a year long round the world trip That initial trip turned into an open ended journey around the world and over the years she has shared her travel stories and photography on her travel blog, A Little Adrift Her travel focus gradually shifted, and Shannon launched her passion project, Grassroots Volunteering.org a community sourced database of local, sustainable organizations all over the world In tandem with her volunteering site, Shannon published The Volunteer Traveler s Handbook to share ethical ways to volunteer abroad On visits home to North America, she speaks about international travel and voluntourism.



10 thoughts on “The Volunteer Traveler's Handbook

  1. says:

    I read an interestingsuggestion here on Goodreads that I, the author of this book, should use this space as a place to talk about my motivations and inspirations for writing this book It seemed like an ideal place to share the journey that led me to write the book.My volunteer travel journey started in 2008 when I left on what would become an open ended journey around the wor


  2. says:

    This guide to volunteering around the world is a necessary addition to any traveler s library It contains everything you would need to know if you were planning on travelling and volunteering in any capacity, or if you were merely curious about the subject If you are already on the road, DO PICK IT UP NOW The author meticulously, yet engagingly and succinctly, covers every aspect of t


  3. says:

    It s entirely possible to go abroad and then cloister yourself away from the newness and diversity, to take the immersive aspect out of the cultural exchange but really, what s the fun in that That line from The Volunteer Traveler s Handbook gives a good feel for how the author looks at travel, as a means to get know a country, its culture, and people, not spending all her hanging out in hotel


  4. says:

    Travelers of any age, any background, and any travel style can find a way to give back to the communities they visit.This is what this book is about and any passionate traveler not only those planning to volunteer will find it a great, inspiring, enriching read From long term independent volunteering to short voluntourism tours or the support of local social enterprises, Shannon O Donnel clearly shows


  5. says:

    This book is VERY helpful if you are someone like me who is wanting to volunteer abroad someday I found her tips and suggestions very helpful I also found I appreciated her opinions on particular matters, like volunteering with Children, it allowed me to think about what change I want to make in the world and how that is accomplished I recommend this as MANDATORY reading to anyone who wants to volunteer abroad


  6. says:

    I am embarrassed to admit that Shannon O Donnell s book, The Volunteer Traveler s Handbook, has been sitting on my desktop for about a year now I kept looking at the icon, knowing that I needed to open it so I could review it, but it wasn t until I was doing research for an article on voluntourism that I finally got around to reading it and what an awesome read it is This is the must have guidebook for anyone who wants


  7. says:

    Very useful book with a lot of things to take into account that otherwise I wouldn t have considered.


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