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Volunteering Information Books

 

{loadposition howtolive} How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas.
Joseph Collins, Stefano DeZerega, Zahara Heckscher, Penguin Books, 2002.

An excellent comprehensive reference for planning your trip.
{loadposition volunteer} Volunteer, A Traveler’s Guide to Making a Difference Around the World.
Lonely Planet, 2007.

A directory published in Australia that includes stories by former volunteers in which they share experiences and tips.
{loadposition international} International Voluntary Work.
Victoria Pybus. Vacation Work, 2007.

(Distributed by Globe Pequot Press in USA)
A directory, published in the UK, strong on UK and European volunteer organizations.
{loadposition alternatives} Alternatives to the Peace Corps.
Jennifer Sage Willsea, Editor. Food First Books, 2003.

A directory that includes many smaller organizations with international community development volunteer programs.

Travel Writing

 

{loadposition lonelyplanet} Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing.
Don George. Lonely Planet, 2005.

An excellent and comprehensive book by an accomplished traveler, travel writer and editor. It takes the reader from a history of travel writing to getting published and getting started. It also has an excellent appendix.
{loadposition travelwrite} Travel Writing: See the World; Sell the Story.
L. Peat O’Neil. Writer’s Digest Press, 2005.

A long time journalist, travel writer, and writing teacher O’Neil, offers a complete manual on the craft of travel writing. Includes writing exercises to help develop the skills needed to think and write for the travel audience.
{loadposition travelwrite2} Travel Writing 2.0 (Earning Money from Your Travels in the New Media Landscape)
Tim Leffel Splinter Press

A comprehensive and invaluable resource for travel writers. Particularly useful for using and comprehending the web.