Fabio Ausenda has masterfully prepared three volunteer guides to help those who wish to help others. Each book lists hundreds of organizations from all over the world. A summary of each organization is detailed with a description of each program, contact information, cost, duration, how to apply, and much more.
Whether your interests lie in environmental conservation, humanitarian aid, or archaeology, these books will provide you with an abundance of options. Volunteering opportunities of all kinds are included, including short-term volunteering (one to three weeks) and long term (one month, a year, or more). One will not find guides more definitive or informative.
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The World Volunteers Guide lists nearly 200 organizations worldwide for people who want to work in international humanitarian projects but don't know where to begin. Opportunities are from 2 weeks to 2 years or more. The guide lists projects suitable for students or people with no professional experience and projects for experts in their professional field. The guide offers explanations of the different kinds of work and job duration according to age, experience, and time availability. An extended annotated list of Internet resources allows the reader to find hundreds of additional volunteer organizations, beyond what is listed in the guidebook. Two indexes allow the reader to select organizations according to geographical area and aid sector. For each organization, the guide offers a brief description of the work, a list of countries where it operates, the skills and languages required and/or previous training required, the cost and benefits for the volunteer, the minimum and maximum duration of the volunteering period, and the application procedure.
The Green Volunteers Guide lists over 200 projects worldwide for those who want to experience active conservation work as a volunteer. Projects are yearround in a variety of habitats and countries. Lasting from one week to one year or more, these projects involve research on wildlife, wildlife rehabilitation centers, volunteer work in national parks and protected areas, as well as general conservation work with a variety of species, both marine and terrestrial. The guide offers 3 indexes that help prospective volunteers easily choose their favorite project, and are indexed by geographical location, animal species, or project cost. Mostprojects are open to anyone, despite experience or language requirements. As an added feature, anyone who purchases a Volunteers guide can receive free updates via the Internet through an individual password distributed inside each guidebook.
After receiving an M.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University, Fabio Ausenda began work with various international conservation organizations, eventually managing a European Environmental Organization specialized in sending volunteers to developing countries. This experience led to becoming the editor and publisher of international volunteering guides.
Erin McCloskey is a native of Alberta, Canada. She now lives and works in Italy as an editor, writer, and photographer. She has a degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Alberta and has focused her skills in publishing, working as an editor and writer.
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Book Description Universe, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 8890016795