EPISODE SLICE #7: Want a Great Volunteer Experience? Luke Armstrong Dishes It Up, Guatemalan Style
On today’s episode slice, I’ve got Luke Armstrong, who is a big time philanthropist, a travel writer, and a published author. He’s here to talk about his experience volunteering and working in Guatemala for a super awesome charity called God’s Child (No, they are not actually religious.).
Here’s a Mark Twain quote that sums up Luke well. He also quotes it in the Skype chat.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Here are some highlights from the interview:
- Advice on how to find a legit charity to volunteer with (don’t want to miss this)
- How short-term volunteers CAN make a difference if they pick the right organization
- How travel shapes you into someone interesting
- The incredible work that God’s Child is doing (featured on the news show 20/20!)
- Luke’s finished books and his upcoming books
… and so much more!
Info and Sites Mentioned in the Interview:
- The Expeditioner – One of the sites that Luke writes for
- Luke Spartacus (AKA Travel Write Sing) – Luke’s blog
- Rabble Rouse The World – Luke’s art and humor blog
- God’s Child – The organization where Luke volunteered and worked. They sound religious, but they are not
- ABC’s 20/20 segment – The video of Luke and God’s Child. Gives you a look inside his life in Guatemala. Also a very touching story.
- iPoems For the Dolphins to Click Home About – Luke’s poetry book. I bought it on my Kindle. Even though I don’t read poetry that often, the poems are enjoyable. Nice change of pace!
Question of the day: HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED ABROAD? WHAT WAS IT LIKE? Let me know in the comments!
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