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How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas

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The essential guide to volunteering abroad--with profiles of more than 100 organizations
"How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas "is the first comprehensive guide to international volunteerism for Americans of all ages--from college students to senior citizens. Joseph Collins, Stefano DeZerega, and Zahara Heckscher--all founders of respected volunteer organization
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ebook, 496 pages
Published December 31st 2001 by Penguin Books (first published December 1st 2001)
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Barbara
The most helpful section of the book is a listing/description of numerous volunteer agencies that seems helpful in zeroing in on which might be appropriate for the individual reader. The first section, about what to expect outside of the US, is probably most helpful to younger readers or those that haven't traveled much. It's from 2001--I haven't checked yet if the information on the agencies is still accurate, but it should be a good starting point because they list all the websites. One annoyi ...more
Nancy
Jul 14, 2010 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: volunteering
This book is worth reading for anyone considering overseas volunteering. There was insightful information on volunteer agencies, what to bring, what to expect, culture shock, and health and safety recommendations. I appreciated a broad spectrum of stories and experiences from all over the world. I'm traveling to Cameroon next month with Engineers Without Borders, so I guess when I get back I will know how helpful the information really is.
Elyssa
Nov 30, 2011 Elyssa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Helpful guide of what to expect when volunteering overseas and a comprehensive list of agencies to explore based on location, length of service, etc. The book is slightly outdated and would benefit from being updated.
Stephanie
May 19, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I got a good idea on what there is to do overseas and got me excited about volunteering.
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Cherie
Dec 06, 2007 Cherie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who want to volunteer abroad (duh!)
Shelves: travel
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