Part travel guidebook, part anthology, all inspiring! The Voluntary Traveler is a travel anthology penned by writers from all over the world. Focused on inspiring volunteer vacations and/or encouraging adventure-minded people to see volunteer work as a part of ones longer journey, the book will also include a volunteer guide section, listing charities needing volunteer assistance, plus organizations that coordinate service orientated travel.
The book’s creator and content editor, author Nola Lee Kelsey, has a goal of producing a title that helps people see the best aspects of making a positive impact through “voluntourism” and dispels the perception of volunteer vacations as a sacrifice. In other word, we focus on the good, the amusing, the mind-expanding and the adventurous facets of this type of travel. Shelley Seale is a contributing author to The Voluntary Traveler, penning the first chapter of the book about volunteer travel to India.