How to Be an Amazing Volunteer Overseas

How to Be an Amazing Volunteer Overseas

Rules of the Road, Stories from the Field

Susan E. Gibson


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Do you want to travel and make a positive impact on the world? This book is designed for you.

How to Be an Amazing Volunteer Overseas will give you essential advice on how to decide what to do and where to go. It will help you to prepare for life in a new country. And most importantly, it will set you up to get the most out of your experience by learning from local leaders and contributing in a meaningful way.

Full of practical tips and personal stories from the author's experience having worked and volunteered in 70 countries, How to Be an Amazing Volunteer has been endorsed by leaders in the international development community, and is a must-read as borders begin to open up post-pandemic, and as purpose-driven Gen-Zers around the world look to broaden their horizons while making a positive impact.

Net proceeds from book sales will go to support education programs in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kenya and a First Nations community in Canada.

"People who change the world are not necessarily 'special' people. They are everyday people who do not hesitate to respond to outside signals. Volunteering is about discovering what you can do and about getting to a point to take your own first steps. This book chronicles Susan's journey to discover herself – you'll enjoy being a co-traveller with her." — Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006


Susan E. Gibson:
Susan Gibson has been working and volunteering in the non-profit world for more than 35 years in 70 countries for NGOs, UN agencies, and donor governments. She is a philanthropist actively engaged in NGOs in areas of refugees, human rights, and education for girls. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and teenage son.