David L. Clemmons

As one of the world’s leading authorities on voluntourism, David Clemmons has provided lectures on voluntourism for corporations, associations, the travel industry, the non-profit sector, service clubs, colleges, universities and high schools since 2000. He has written extensively on the subject and is the Editor/Publisher of The VolunTourist, a travel trade e-publication. He consults for destination marketing organizations, corporations, non-profit organizations and tour operators. He has designed events, products and services for destination management companies and corporations to support team-building projects in the U.S. & Mexico. He occasionally hosts voluntourism groups in the U.S./Mexico Border Region from colleges and universities throughout North America.

In collaboration with The George Washington University, Xola Consulting, Solimar Marketing & Travel and Pacific Integral, he has created the VolunTourism Network to support the ongoing development of voluntourism throughout the world. The collaboration with The George Washington University extends to include the VolunTourism Global Summit which is an annual event held to further educate those interested in voluntourism, to support professional networking, and to foster partnerships between the non-profit sector and the tourism industry.

Prior to his involvement with voluntourism, Clemmons spent 15 years in the hospitality industry in numerous capacities. He has worked in the non-profit industry and has been an active volunteer for more than three decades.