Meet Jeannie: Writer for The Volunteer Traveler

Posted by on March 26, 2015 · 2 Comments  

It’s time to meet another Discover Corps team member! Today, we’re introducing you to Jeannie Mark, who works for us a writer on this very blog.

You may have hear of her travel blog Nomadic Chick before — if you haven’t, be sure to check it out!

What got you into traveling? Is there a specific moment or experience you can point to?

Fear of regret! I was sitting in a cubicle, another day in a sealed office and realized this was not the legacy I wanted to leave. From then on, I started planning my round-the-world trip.

How long have you been working with Discover Corps? What does your role entail?

I just came on as a contributor in December 2014 and my role is to write about relevant topics in volunteering and living a purposeful life, hopefully inspiring others to take a chance on these kinds of amazing experiences.

Jeannie in Pamplona
Pamplona.

Why are you passionate about DC’s mission?

My deep belief is that travel and exposure to other cultures is the key to a prosperous world. Acting as ambassadors for our own countries and learning about other countries breeds connection, understanding, and tolerance. That makes for a world that’s unstoppable!

[bctt tweet=”#Travel breeds connection + understanding, says @nomadicchick:”]

Jeannie at the Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal.

Have you volunteered abroad before? What was your experience like?

Definitely! I was lucky enough to spend three months at a home for children in India, near Mumbai. Very eye-opening, teaching me to respect and not judge another culture’s ways, but to simply learn and support where I could.

[bctt tweet=”#Volunteering abroad? Learn + support where you can, says @nomadicchick:”]

Thanks to Jeannie for sharing her story with us. If you have any questions for her, please leave them in the comments!

2 Comments on “Meet Jeannie: Writer for The Volunteer Traveler

  1. Renata Wong

    This is amazing way to live. But , how can someone afford it ? I requested info but a trip not including the airfare cost over $2k…and that is me doing the work for free…Don’t take me wrong .I would do it in a heart bit over and over. Leave the cubic work and do this . Not see how

  2. Hi Renata, we understand your concerns about the cost of our volunteer vacations — here’s a post that may help: http://thevolunteertraveler.discovercorps.com/why-pay-volunteer/. Most of our volunteers are retired or working; they don’t leave their jobs to travel with us. Instead, they save up to go on a volunteer vacation — just as they would to go on any other type of vacation. Let us know if you have any questions!

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