Media Page for the Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook

Thank you for your interest in The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook. I would love to help you with an interview, news story, or book review. I have included a book summary, images, biographical information and book specifics to make your job as easy as possible. If you need something else, please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail.

Book Availability

Find the book at all major online retailers in paperback and e-book forms and in local online buying sites in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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I am available for quotes/ tips/ help with stories on the following topics:

  • Independent volunteering: how-to, vetting organizations, and preparing for independent travel
  • Voluntourism: the industry’s rapid expansion, drawbacks and ethics of volunteering, how to find the right volunteer experience.
  • Long-term travel: budgeting for round the world trips, solo travel, working remotely
  • Student travel: homeschooling and volunteering, study abroad, voluntours for teens.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you think you have a story need that is a good fit with my background and experience.

Contact Me

Email is the most direct way to contact me: ShannonRODonnell <at>

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