Recommended Books

Volunteering Information Books

Learning Service – The Essential Guide to Volunteering Abroad

Claire Bennett, Joseph Collins, Zahara Heckscher, Daniela Papi-Thornton, Red Press Ltd, 2018.

If you’re wondering what volunteering abroad is like, this is the book for you.

Volunteer (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet, 2017.

A directory written by well-traveled Lonely Planet writers, in which they share their volunteering experiences and tips.

The Voluntourist

Ken Budd, William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012. (Distributed by Globe Pequot Press in USA)

A memoir about changes in your life and finding your destiny by volunteering around the world.

Learning Teaching

Jim Scrivener, Macmillan Books for Teachers, 2011.

The essential guide to English language teaching.

A Better Life for Half the Price

Tim Leffel, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.

Learn how to move abroad and cut your living expenses by half, simply by choosing the cheapest places to live.

Travel with a Purpose

Jeff Blumenfeld, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019.

A field guide to voluntourism.

Travel Writing

How to be a Travel Writer

Don George, 2017.

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.

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.