You might just be able to get the best of both worlds by travelling around the world and helping people by volunteering. It’s not always that simple, but in Episode 33 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast Amanda talks with three guests who have volunteered across several continents with a huge variety of organisations.
First up, she chats with Serena Star-Leonard who started off a project to create videos of great projects in a school in the slums in northern Colombia – in a place where most taxi drivers refused to take them.
Working with animals instead of kids, Amanda then talks to Diana Edelman who spent several years helping out at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, a place that now gratefully accepts volunteers for short or long stints and does amazing work helping elephants.
Finally, Amanda moves to agriculture with Audrey Wanders and her discussion of WWOOFing around the world and her experience of volunteering on organic farms, and wanting to do more.
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- Diana’s post – The Truth About Riding Elephants in Thailand
- Surin Elephant Round up post from Bounding Over Our Steps
- Audrey Wanders
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