Susan is an advocate for better voluntourism and also has some great resources on her website Amazing Volunteer. If you're not thinking about volunteering abroad then still take a listen, because this is a huge industry that can bring good.


"This book will be useful for would-be workers in many other areas of international development, and it’s full of suggestions for how to get your foot in the door of such organizations".


"Recent graduates and others considering making a change as well as those in search of a good read will find this time well spent".


"A highly practical guide that simplifies what it takes to volunteer abroad".

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"Everyone who wishes to volunteer abroad will find this book helpful, practical and thought-provoking".

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Her initial 90 days in Haiti (frustrating and mostly pointless) and her subsequent 90 days in Bangladesh (successful and useful) has informed her work and choices ever since. It was the difference between good intentions and good preparation.


How To Be An Amazing Volunteer Overseas will give you practical tips on how to decide what to do and where to go [and] will set you up to get the most out of your experience by learning from local leaders and contributing in a meaningful way.


Turning through the pages, the readers will find that Gibson motivates aspiring volunteers to find their gifts in life and sharing them in a meaningful manner with a realistic chance of success.