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How Philanthropic Travelers Can Avoid the Unscrupulous Side of Volunteering Abroad

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Ethical Volunteering|

It’s no wonder the world of “voluntourism” has become a $3 billion a year industry. Volunteers get to travel internationally and out of pocket costs are nominal since volunteers are essentially trading the experience for their skills. And, of course, there is the good feeling side of helping make the world a better place.

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Voluntourism: new book explores how volunteer trips harm rather than help

September 17th, 2021|Categories: Ethical Volunteering|

‘Don’t do as we did,’ says Pippa Biddle, who highlights the colonial structure of industry where unqualified western tourists pay to volunteer abroad.

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Volunteering, a No-Assumptions Approach

January 21st, 2021|Categories: Ethical Volunteering|

We are all guilty of assuming that a certain community needs a certain kind of help. We look at homeless people and assume that we need to build them homes, when all they want might be mental health support or a stable job. So, what is the no-assumptions approach you ask?

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Chris Selley: This toxic voluntourism is not how to change the world

August 5th, 2020|Categories: Ethical Volunteering|

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time out of his Thursday afternoon to explain to finance committee members just how excellent the plan to have WE Charity administer the Canada Student Service Grant program was.

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Who does ‘voluntourism’ actually help? Trips run by WE and other charities draw skepticism

July 30th, 2020|Categories: Ethical Volunteering|

Part of WE Charity’s overseas trips allow people from North America to “step into the shoes of Maasai warriors” in Kenya, or “experience a shamanic ceremony and get hands-on weapons training” in Ecuador. The trips, offered through WE’s for-profit arm ME to WE, cost over US $4,000.

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One more death, 476 new infections reported in Nepal as national tally climbs to 13,248

July 1st, 2020|Categories: Ethical Volunteering|

One more death related to Covid-19 and 476 new infections has been reported in Nepal on Monday, taking the national case tally to 13,248.

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