Volunteering? Sure about that?

Sat 31 July 2010

A life coach once told me about a client who thought he wanted to travel extensively. In the end he discovered he enjoyed planning trips, not taking them.  With that in mind, I researched international volunteering  before I applied. Here are the three I read most closely.

Reality Check: Volunteering Abroad is one of several good articles on Jayne Cravens' website.

How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseasimage0 is a thoughtful exploration of international volunteering.  The first 175 pages covers reflection, planning, and suggestions for how to be an effective volunteer.  The rest of the book profiles specific organizations.  View an outline at the authors' homepage.

Lonely Planet's Volunteer: A Traveler's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World is a shorter, similar treatment of the same topics.

Category: Volunteering