Alexia Nestora is a voluntourism industry consultant, helping providers with strategy and monitoring industry trends.
Alexia previously ran the North American division of volunteer provider i-to-i and has recently helped with Mintel reports on volunteer tourism as well as articles in the WSJ, Smart Money and NY Times. Alexia frequently speaks about voluntourism at industry conferences and loves sharing marketing tips and tricks. She is an active member of the Building Bridges Coalition and the Adventure Travel Trade Association.
She has volunteered in Ecuador, South Africa, Thailand, Costa Rica, New Zealand and Switzerland but her favorite place these days is at home in Littleton, CO.
This blog is a neutral outlet where topics important to voluntourism can be discussed – it is not influenced by the clients Alexia works with. VoluntourismGal aims to facilitate discussions and further the field by doing so.
Are you traveler looking for a voluntourism experience? Feel free to ask Alexia firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sarah Vandenberg is a volunteer travel researcher and consultant, providing advice and insight both for travelers and for volunteer abroad providers.
She is the founder of and former director of operations for Volunteer Global, and transitioned recently to editor-in-chief of Frayed Passport. She has written for Vagabundo, Go Overseas, and other publications and websites, and has provided volunteer abroad consultation services for groups in Central America and the Caribbean.
Sarah has volunteered in the United States, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Jamaica, and Honduras, and has traveled in Asia and Europe. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and loves to take weekend trips to Boston and Washington, DC.