Relevant books ... to stick your nose into.

Wildlife and Conservation Volunteering:

The Complete Guide

by Peter Lynch


Product Description: Bradt's Wildlife and Conservation Volunteering is the first book to dissect properly this exploding industry, and to assess which are the most environmentally and scientifically useful companies on the market. It features different types of 'sending agencies' including charities, not-for-profit, brokers, clearing houses, eco-tour operators and travel agents, and asks, 'Where does the money go and which are the most effective projects?' With a focus on wildlife and environmental conservation volunteering, it includes chapters on conservation and environmental issues, planning and preparation, fund-raising, and features project insights and experiences of volunteers during their travels.  This is a ground-breaking guide written by an author with first-hand experience of conservation volunteering in the UK, Europe, Africa, Seychelles and South America will help you find a genuine and meaningful eco-friendly, conservation-focused experience.

How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Abroad

by Joseph Collins, Stefano DeZerega, and Zahara Heckscher


Product Description: The book How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Abroad provides a comprehensive overview of volunteering abroad, including evaluations of over 100 volunteer organizations. Twelve chapters cover topics such as: Is Volunteering Overseas Right for You, Pros and Cons of the Peace Corps, Doing it Without a Program, Overcoming Financial Obstacles, How to Be an Effective International Volunteer, and Staying Involved When You Get Back.

Green Volunteers: The World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation

by Fabio Ausenda and Erin McCloskey


Product Description: Green Volunteers is an easy-to-use resource for individuals with or without previous experience who are interested in working in nature conservation. Fully revised for 2009, this seventh edition of the book gives all the relevant details of more than 200 projects and organisations concerned with nature conservation around the world. The wide coverage shows how volunteers can work short and long term with marine mammals, sea turtles, primates, wolves, birds etc in national parks, rainforests and a wide variety of unusual locations on the five continents. The book is comprehensive with details of opportunities all year round ranging in duration from a week or two to a year or more. Purchasers of this new edition will get a password entitling them to a free email newsletter and unlimited free updates on the web giving details of the latest new organisations and opportunities as they arise.

Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World (Lonely Planet General Reference)


Product Description: "Lonely Planet's" volunteering handbook offers insights, advice and practical information on making a difference with your travels. It is arranged by type of experience (such as organised, structured and self-funding, and do-it-yourself) rather than simply listing organisations in alphabetical order. More than just a directory, this book uses personal accounts of volunteer experiences, reviews of volunteering organisations and images of travellers working and learning in communities in the developing world to inspire and motivate the reader to explore a unique kind of travel experience. It covers both formal, long- and short-term placements with volunteer organisations, and also provides information on how to plan, raise funds and implement your own volunteer experience, or even start your own grass roots charity. It provides a balanced look at the fun and the responsibilities involved in volunteering and tackles complex ethical issues with an intelligent, politically aware audience in mind. This book will lead the traveller well and truly off the beaten track.

Worldwide Volunteering

by Sir Richard Branson, and Worldwide Volunteer Organisation


Product Description: This text is an A-Z directory focusing on volunteer projects for young people. It covers over 950 volunteer organisations and over 300,000 annual placements throughout the UK and in 200 other countries. It is indexed by both project and country.

Working in the Voluntary Sector: How to Find Rewarding and Fulfilling Work in Charities and Voluntary Organisations

by Craig Brown


Product Description: This book is an eye-opener and gives not just the information but the guidance. Whether you want to devote your life to a cause, do paid or  work in the UK or abroad, the opportunities are enormous. There are over 400,000 voluntary sector organisations in the UK alone.

Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others

by Bill McMillon, Doug Cutchins, and Anne Geissinger


Product Description: The book describes over 250 organizations sponsoring projects in the U.S. and abroad. Indexed by cost, length of time, location, type of project, and season. Opportunities from 1 weekend to 6 weeks.

International Directory of Voluntary Work

by Victoria Pybus


Product Description: This directory contains details of over 700 organisations that are looking for voluntary help from all types of people for all types of work, both skilled and unskilled. It covers short, medium and long-term opportunities.

The "Guardian" Guide to Volunteering

by Liz Ford. See


Product Description: Do you have time and skills that are in demand - but just don't know what to do about it or where to start giving them? Whatever your age, life experience or employment status, and whether it's to acquire new skills, meet people, or just to give something back, this fully comprehensive and practical Guardian Guide to volunteering gives you all the information you need. We tell you what to think about before taking the plunge and where to start looking for the opportunities that best suit you, both in the UK and overseas. It also includes a detailed, up to date directory of relevant contacts for: Working with children and young people, Animals and wildlife, Environment and conservation, People with disabilities/health, Elderly people, Prisoners and ex-offenders, Homelessness, Refugees, Sports, and Going overseas.


A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine

by Eric A Weiss


Product Description: A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine is the most up-to-date information on wilderness and travel medicine. It includes: "Weiss Advice" improvised techniques; 97 illustrations; recommended prescription medications; medical supplies for extended expeditions; and information on how to use the components of your Adventure Medical Kit.


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