The voluntourism dilemma

  • Does voluntourism have the positive effect on communities that we expect it to have?
  • What’s the role of money? And how is it helping (or not helping) economies abroad?
  • Why do we still feel compelled to volunteer abroad? When is it a good thing?

A three part article by Pippa Biddle, which appeared recently on the Go Overseas website, attempts an answer to these three tricky questions about the voluntourism. This is where you can find it: trend.www.gooverseas.com/industry-trends/voluntourist-dilemma

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Volunteering with HELP offers all the good things of working with a small, personal organisation: in-depth local knowledge from the HELP organisers, and the feeling that one is doing something for the first time.
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