- Series: Volunteer Vacations
- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 11 edition (February 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1569768412
- ISBN-13: 978-1569768419
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #938,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An excellent resource for those considering and exploring philanthropic travel." —Library Journal Xpress
About the Author
Bill McMillon is a high school teacher.
Doug Cutchins is the director of social commitment at Grinnell College.
Anne Geissinger is a part-time photographer.
Ed Asner is a professional actor. He appeared on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, for which he won an Emmy, and the series Lou Grant. He also appeared on the television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
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I bought this book out of curiosity and was amazed at the variety of opportunities available to travel and contribute throughout the world. The book is a compendium of opportunities of every imaginable type, an incredible resource if you're even thinking about a taking a vacation in which you volunteer.
Each opportunity contains all contact information, include web site, the types of projects available, organization mission statements, the year founded, the number of volunteers last year (so that you can see the scope of the program), funding sources, what kind of work the organization does, project locations, time line (when and for how long commitments are made), cost (including arrangements that must be made like medical examinations), how to get started, needed skills, and the specific populations that could qualify.
The book is very friendly to those with limitations (for example, sight limitations, physical agility, etc.). There are also stories throughout the book from volunteers about their actual experiences while volunteering.
There is a section on long-term volunteering opportunities. There are four indexes: by project cost, project length, location, season, and type.
It is a wonderful book to use to explore what types of things you might like to do, as well as to use as a research base to search out specific opportunities. It is a great value, and an organized way to begin your volunteer journey!