Get Help, Give Help

Interested in voluntourism? Check out these resources.

Reference Books

  • Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
    By Bill McMillon, Doug Cutchins, and Anne Geissinger
    Now in its 11th edition, this guidebook profiles over 150 organizations.
  • The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life
    By Pam Grout
    Instead of organizations, this one focuses on projects and destinations.
  • Volunteer Vacations Across America
    By Sheryl Kayne
    Features over 200 volunteer opportunities in the United States.
  • Your Guide to Volunteer Travel
    By Sarah Palmer
    This e-book helps you choose a volunteer program and includes a directory.
  • Frommer’s and Lonely Planet also offer books on volunteer travel.

Web Sites

    Includes info on planning a trip and a list of interesting organizations
    Serves as a clearinghouse for resources on meaningful travel, from volunteering to teaching to internships
    Lets you search for volunteer trips using a variety of criteria, including not just destinations but cost, fitness level, age, and religious affiliation
  • GoAbroad
    Lists over 27,000 opportunities for volunteer programs, study abroad programs, intern programs, eco/adventure travel opportunities, and more
  • VoluntourismGal
    Features a directory of voluntourism orgs



Here are the six organizations that I volunteered with: