Volunteering Abroad

Books about Volunteering Abroad:

How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas

A comprehensive guide for Americans who want to volunteer overseas provides case studies, worksheets, and helpful advice designed to help readers find the right program in various regions around the world, as well as a listing of more than one hundred volunteer organizations, financial guidelines, and tips on how to become an effective volunteer. Original.

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That Bear Ate My Pants! Adventures of a real Idiot Abroad


"...I laughed so hard I was screaming..."
"...move over Bill Bryson, there's a new talent on the block..."
"...Warning, do not read this book in a public place!"
"...haven't read something this funny since The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!"
"...witty, delightful, heart-rending, and just all-round enjoyable in every respect."
"...how Tony made it through this adventure alive is a miracle..."
"...touching, tender, always funny, I laughed out loud, almost peed myself, and cried..."
"...I've recommended it to everyone I know. Now I'm recommending it to people I don't know!"
"...when I finished the book I actually shed a few tears because I was so sorry the story had ended..."

'That Bear Ate My Pants!' The incredible TRUE story of one man's struggle to survive in an Ecuadorian animal refuge.
There comes a time in every man’s life when he says to himself, "Holy crap! I’m about to be eaten by a bear!"

Tony James Slater went to Ecuador, determined to become a man.
It never occurred to him that 'or die trying' might be an option...

The trouble with volunteering in a South American animal refuge is that everything wants a piece of you. And the trouble with being Tony, is that most of them got one.

Just how do you 'look after' something that’s trying it’s damnedest to kill you and eat you?
And how do you find love when you a) don’t speak the language, and b) are constantly covered in excrement and entrails?

If only he’d had some relevant experience. Other than owning a pet rabbit when he was nine. And if only he’d bought some travel insurance...

'That Bear Ate My Pants!' is the hilarious tale of one


Volunteering at Home and Abroad: The Essential Guide for Nurses

Volunteering your time and talents to those in need can be a rewarding experience. Knowing that your efforts could improve the life of one person or even the lives of a family or an entire community can inspire you to reach out beyond your comfort zone. But how do you get started? This book serves as an excellent resource for finding a volunteer organization and selecting a program that is a good fit with your personal goals. Once you ve embarked on your journey, how do you make the most of your experience? Do you know what cultural practices to take into consideration while providing care? How will you keep safe and healthy? Volunteering at Home and Abroad: The Essential Guide for Nurses helps you answer these critical questions and more. Authors Jeanne Leffers, PhD, RN, and Julia Plotnick, MPH, RN, FAAN, have volunteered extensively in both the United States and abroad and draw on their experiences to bring you this crucial roadmap for designing the best volunteer experience possible.
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Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others

For those looking for a way to make a difference while on vacation--simultaneously getting away and using their talents to improve the world--this guide shows you how a short-term volunteer stint can transform your life as much as the people, animals, and ecology you choose to help. This fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information and profiles of more than 150 select organizations running thousands of quality programs in the United States and around the world. Inside, you’ll discover ways to • Map rock art in South Africa • Tutor children in the Navajo Nation in Arizona • Build houses in Honduras • Teach art lessons in Ghana's only children's gallery • Restore wetlands in Colorado • Rehabilitate wounded elephants in India Each listing includes complete contact information with locations, costs, dates, and project details you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, it features some of the better established long-term projects as well as organizations specifically tailored for families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Stories from recent volunteers and a host of photographs help you further imagine your volunteer adventure.

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Volunteering at Home and Abroad: The Essential Guide for Nurses

•Tip boxes will provide practical information such as vaccinations, what to pack, how to stay safe, etc.
•Topics include assessing organizations to make the right choice, preparing to depart, work teams, cultural diversity, ethical issues, safety and security, wellness, and re-entry into society.
•Multiple anecdotes from nurses who have volunteered will resonate with readers.


700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die: A Traveler's Guide

From the author of the The Frugal Volunteer: The Give Back Traveller's Guide to Exploring the World on a Shoestring budget(Feb. 2012) 700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die offers readers the most diverse listings of global volunteer projects available in any book! • Advice from industry leaders • Tips on how to select the right volunteer project • Honest coverage of issues facing give-back travelers • Detailed listings of over 750 volunteer opportunities • Hundreds of additional sources for locating global volunteer projects • A network of supplementary resources connecting travelers, nonprofits and voluntourism travel providers Lose yourself among a wealth of options and inspirations for every style of traveler: budget, families, teens, humanitarian, wildlife, education, conservation, builders, tour combos, business, eco, skilled, unskilled, along with some of the most unusually volunteer opportunities travelers have ever encountered. • Teach tennis to the blind • Work in a wombatorium • Build an eco village in Africa • Walk among ancient mammoths • Introduce children with burns to art • Rebuild an ancient monastery in Nepal • Track snow leopards in the Altai Mountains • Translate on a cruise ship destined for peace Your journey begins here and now!
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Yes China! An English Teacher's Love-Hate Relationship with a Foreign Country

Yes China! is a humorous, self-deprecating, and brutally honest travelogue/memoir about teaching English in modern China. The author, an American fish out of water, shares a unique perspective on the Chinese classroom as well as what it's like to grow up post Mormonism and how living abroad helped him overcome those insecurities.

If you have a sense of humor and any interest in what it's like to teach English in China, then this book is for you. Nielsen describes in vivid detail moments from his elementary, middle school, and adult training school classes, warts and all. He does not shy away from including his own frustrations and shortcomings, but through those trials and errors, a love is born.

Nielsen first went to China in 2005 as an immature, 21-year old college dropout and newly ex-Mormon. With no prior teaching experience and no understanding of the Chinese language or China in general, he was absolutely ill-prepared. But over the next five years, he continued to make more trips to China, signing up for more teaching stints in other cities, slowly growing and coming to appreciate what it is that China could teach him. Because, obviously, he couldn't teach China.


Lonely Planet Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around (General Reference)

Are you looking for a more meaningful travel experience? Do you want to give back to the communities you visit, make a genuine connection with locals, meet like-minded travelers and build your skills? International volunteering opens up all these opportunities, and this book has all the advice you need to get you there. Much more than just a resource directory, Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and full-color inspiration to get you planning your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world – whether it’s monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping set up handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centers in Guatemala!


-Unique, user-friendly structure arranged by type of volunteering program
-Over 170 organizations listed and reviewed
-Dozens of seasoned volunteers share their experiences and top tips
-Written by passionate, well-travelled Lonely Planet authors advised by a team of experts in the field
-Fully illustrated with color photographs of volunteers in action
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