I am a zoologist, but these days for me it is all about travel writing and volunteering, most often with animals.
700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die: A Traveler’s Guide
The V‐List: The World’s Most Complete Reference Book of Global Volunteering Opportunities! (eBook)
Dogs: Funny Side Up!
Let’s Go Visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
The Voluntary Traveler: Adventures from the Road Best Traveled
Producer and host of The Voluntary Traveler podcast
Published Articles and phtograph credits at: www.NolaKelsey.com
North American Travel Journalist Association
The Independent Book Publishers Association
Practicing What I Preach:
I was born and educated as a zoologist. My passion for helping animals is unyielding. At the age of 20 I became the Volunteer Coordinator for a San Diego‐based wildlife rescue where I was working as fulltime volunteer Wildlife Keeper around my classes.
In addition to writing about volunteer projects and interviewing providers and volunteers for my podcasts and articles, I am also a serial volunteer. I write from my home in Chiang Mai, Thailand. From
here I volunteers with Care for Dogs (CfD) in Chiang Mai, running their Volunteer Orientation Program.
This allows me a greater perspective on the volunteer traveler and gives me the chance to interview participants about other projects they have been involved with around the world. I also write for CfD’s blog and provide them with other media material – voluntarily.
If you know of a great volunteer opportunity, please tell me about it!
I am primarily a budget traveler and serial volunteer. Countries I have explored include: Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Israel, Fiji, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and Lao. I am also intimately familiar with The Black Hills of South Dakota, Southern California and much of the western United States. After college I conducted natural history tours to the northern islands of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Volunteering with wildlife in Indonesia