In 2008, Shannon O’Donnell decided to travel the world.
Forty countries and a few years later, not only has Shannon been named, National Geographic’s 2013 Traveler of the Year, she’s written a book about international volunteering, The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook – http://alittleadrift.com/volunteer
Through her blog http://alittleadrift.com/blog/ Shannon changes the lives of travelers with stories, photographs and advice. She founded an independent database for grassoots organizations all over the world – http://grassrootsvolunteering.org – and she speaks to highschool and college students about the importance of cultivating global citizenship and supporting ethical international volunteering organizations.
Here’s a clip of Shannon talking with Daytime, a lifestyle show broadcast on WFLA TV/Tampa Bay, about how Just Doing Something really can make a difference.
To learn more about Shannon, her travels, and volunteer opportunities, check out her website http://alittleadrift.com/about-shannon-odonnell/