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Travel with purpose : a field guide to voluntourism / Jeff Blumenfeld.

Blumenfeld, Jeff, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 361.37 BLU (Text) 33500013054440 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library 361.37 BLU (Text) 33500013054457 New Checked out 06/26/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538115329
  • ISBN: 1538115328
  • Physical Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: A world of voluntourism opportunities -- Why we travel -- The growth of voluntourism -- Selecting the right project -- Become a better voluntourist -- Stay safe out there -- Stories of purposeful travel -- The dark side of voluntourism -- Funding your volunteer project -- Appendices -- Voluntourism resources -- Best travel apps -- Favorite travel books -- Voluntourism videos.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    *Starred Review* Well-traveled expert Blumenfeld (You Want to Go Where?, 2009) shares many ways to combine the spirit of volunteerism with a vacation. As he tells stories of his own good deeds abroad—being part of a medical mission in Nepal, chaperoning a high-school expedition to Antarctica—he also expounds on this booming subindustry, its growth, how to select the right project, and the good and not-so-great sides of volunteering outside of the U.S. He writes well, with a good eye for memorable details, and provides a wealth of dos and don'ts for starting to help readers learn new skills, lower expectations about what the work will be, avoid some of the darker issues (such as lack of sustainability and, unfortunately, human trafficking), and fund the project. Among his stories and advice are tales of a just-married couple who raised funds to enjoy a volun-honeymoon, and a young woman who fundraised through a unique combination of creative food-related events. Blumenfeld leaves almost nothing to the imagination, with appendixes on volunteerism resources, best travel applications, favorite travel books, and volunteerism videos, along with notes and a bibliography. Who wouldn't agree with Albert Schweitzer? "Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you." Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeff Blumenfeld is founder and president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, LLC, a public relations and adventure marketing agency based in Boulder, Colorado, that has represented some of the largest outdoor recreation companies in the U.S. Clients have included Coleman, Duofold, Du Pont, Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End, LEKI, Lewmar, Mares, Michelin, Orvis, Timberland, Timex, and W.L. Gore & Associates.Blumenfeld is also editor and publisher of Expedition News, a newsletter, blog and website he founded in 1994 to cover news about the adventure marketing field. A Fellow of The Explorers Club based in New York, he is the organization’s former director of communications and is currently chairman of its Rocky Mountain chapter and member of its Flags & Honors Committee. He is the author of You Want to Go Where?: How to Get Someone to Pay for the Trip of Your Dreams (2009) and Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for Explorers, Adventurers and Would-be World Travelers (2014). Blumenfeld also belongs to the American Alpine Club, based in Golden, Colorado, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London. In May 2013 he served as communications director for Dooley Intermed International’s “Gift of Sight” Expedition to Nepal – an effort to deliver badly needed quality eye care to 700 impoverished villagers.

Subject: Volunteer tourism > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Volunteer tourism.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.
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