Volunteering Around the Globe: Life Changing Travel Adventures (Capital Travel Series)

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From the Australian wilderness to a peace center in Ireland, from a school in a remote Tanzanian village to an archeological dig in Spain, from a Romanian school to the Amazon forest––each description of more than 35 trips contain a personal account of what the adventure was really like, what was good and what was bad, who was met, and why the volunteer can’t wait to do it again . . . or not.

Whether your passion is the environment, world peace, literacy, archeology, education, or healthcare, there is a place for you to help and a new place to call home temporarily. Whatever your age, physical condition, or skill level, even if you have never traveled or volunteered before, there is a project and a place for you.

Details about a variety of sponsoring agencies––each with its own culture and mission––and valuable tips for choosing your special trip are provided. So, if you are looking to truly experience another culture or another country, seeking the adventure of a lifetime, or for a way to give back, Volunteering Around the Globe is your resource to volunteer opportunities designed for the heartiest and the frailest, the most adventuresome and the more cautious––all over the world and in your own country.

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Suzanne Stone is vice president, finance & administration, for the Society for Women’s Health Research. She has volunteered at numerous agencies her entire life and is an inveterate traveler to a dozen countries. The inspiration for this book is her own volunteer vacation, which provided a different intercultural experience and a new view of a country she had visited many times.

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This book is simple to read because it is so well organized to be the best reference for how to travel as a volunteer, whether in the United States or other countries. There are many personal experiences that various volunteer travelers share, describing what they did to help in many different countries and how it affected their own lives. The author tells how to choose among the many organizations which offer places and ways to see the world as a volunteer, helping as you go. Stone emphasizes that although you will give much needed help, you will receive far more benefits in the personal growth experience and the satisfiaction of knowing you made a difference. The areas of service which she discusses in the bookare volunteers for business development, construction, cultural preservation, disaster relief, environmental work and conservation, healthcare,social services and teaching. She tells how to plan for the trip, what to take, and which organizations to contact. This is a MUST for anyone who has thought about traveling as a volunteer, and you don't have to have any expertise or foreign language knowledge. (Bonnie Neely, Real Travel Adventures)

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