Meet the team

THE PEOPLE AT POD

Alex, Bee, Ellie, Gemma, Iona, Jirapan, Lucy and Mike welcome you to Pod Volunteer!

Bee

Role: Pod Volunteer Specialist

Joined Pod in: 2017

Travels include: Tanzania, Turkey

Wouldn’t travel without: Head torch and a kanga

Bee

Gemma

Role: General Manager

Joined Pod in: 2010

Travels include: China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, India, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Wouldn’t travel without: Head torch and camera

Gemma

Iona

Role: Pod Volunteer Specialist

Joined Pod in: 2017

Travels include: Australia, Cambodia, Thailand, USA, Vietnam

Wouldn’t travel without: A camera and ear plugs!

Iona

Lucy

Role: Pod Volunteer Specialist

Joined Pod in: 2016

Travels include: Australia, Bali, Cambodia, Iceland, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Russia

Wouldn’t travel without: Camera and a travel pillow

Lucy

Jirapan

Role: Regional Manager - Thailand

Joined Pod in: 2003

Travels include: Cambodia, Tanzania, Thailand, USA, Vietnam

Wouldn’t travel without: Alex and the kids!

Jirapan

Alex

Role: Managing Director

Joined Pod in: Co-founder

Travels include: Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Tanzania, Thailand, USA, Vietnam

Wouldn’t travel without: Journal and family photos

Alex

Mike

Role: Director and Expedition specialist

Joined Pod in: Co-founder

Travels include: Belize, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand

Wouldn’t travel without: Canoe and duct tape

Mike

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal