More Information About The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook

Thank you for your interest in The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook. Below is the table of contents, a sample chapter, and reviews and features of the book around the web.

The book is widely available online in paperback and e-forms, and through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Table of Contents

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Sample Chapter from the Book

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Reviews and Praise for The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook

“Anyone thinking of volunteering in another country should read this book. Whether you want to volunteer for a day, a week, or a year, whether you’re a solo traveler, a family, a college student, or someone looking for a midlife career change, Shannon’s book can help you choose an experience that will be ethical and rewarding.

From how to vet a volunteer organization, to preparing for your trip, managing your expectations, adapting to different cultures, and dealing with reverse culture shock when you return, this handbook is full of practical tips and personal stories that can help a traveler prepare for a successful volunteer experience.”

Marilyn Terrell
Chief Researcher, National Geographic Traveler magazine


“Shannon does an excellent job of laying the groundwork for those who are interested in volunteering overseas. You need more than good intentions when you set out to try and help others as part of a trip. Shannon will help you manage your expectations, pick which projects you should work on, and get ready for your volunteering adventure. I’ll be recommending this book to all my readers who are looking to volunteer overseas.”

Gary Arndt
Blogger at Everything Everywhere


“I wish I’d had this handbook when I volunteered! Shannon asks all the right questions and offers practical advice from her own globetrotting experiences.”

Ken Budd
Author of the memoir The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem


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