Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World

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Lonely Planet, 2007 - Social Science - 271 pages
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A travel guide for individuals who want to make a difference in the world looks at a wide variety of global volunteer opportunities, covering formal, long-term, and short-term assignments with a variety of volunteer organizations; offers tips on how to plan, raise funds for, and implement a personal volunteer experience; reviews volunteer organizations; and shares others' personal experiences. Original.
 

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Contents

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING AN OVERVIEW
8
Why Volunteer?
9
Kinds of International Volunteering
11
CHOOSING YOUR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
23
Summary of Questions
40
Do You Have What it Takes?
41
More Information
45
THE PRACTICALITIES
46
How Do They Work?
149
Pros Cons
153
Development Placements
157
Volunteering Unwrapped
164
Conservation Wildlife Placements
171
Painted Lines
173
Way Down Deep
178
Skilled Volunteering
181

Raising the Money
48
Preparation
52
Airline Tickets
54
Passports Visas Travel Insurance
57
What to Pack
60
Health Hygiene
64
Money
69
Keeping in Touch
73
If It All Goes Wrong
75
Useful Websites
76
TYING UP LOOSE ENDS
78
Finances
80
Taxation National Insurance
83
Vehicle
86
Partner Children
87
Power of Attorney
88
ORGANISED VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES
90
How Do They Work?
91
Pros Cons
92
Major International Placement Programmes
94
Options for the Under 30s
98
Volunteering Plus
115
An AYAD Tells Her Story
116
Volunteering Holidays
121
Volunteering as a Staff Member
126
Development Placements
127
Conservation Wildlife Placements
132
Memories of Maqui
135
Skilled Volunteering
140
Emergency Relief
143
An Emergency Relief Experience
146
STRUCTURED SELFFUNDING VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES
148
Options for the Under 30s
186
Twelve Months in Uganda
190
RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS
194
How Do They Work?
195
Pros Cons
197
Building Bridges
198
Development Placements
199
The Mother of Volunteering
202
Options for the Under 30s
213
DOITYOURSELF VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS
215
Is DoItYourself Volunteering Right for You?
216
Pros Cons of Going It Alone
217
The Search Begins
219
Choosing a Mutually Beneficial Placement
224
Maximising Your Contribution
225
Grassroots Charities Nonprofits
228
Useful Websites
231
From Mongolia to Laos on a Volunteering Adventure
232
COMING HOME
233
Leaving
234
Settling Back In
235
Next Steps
240
START YOUR OWN CHARITABLE PROJECT
243
The Idea
244
Go For It
248
Getting It Rolling
251
A Healthy Dose
254
Acknowledgements
259
Index
265
Organisation Index
269
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