Child Protection, Human and Hope Association

Saying “no” to Voluntourism

There is no denying it; voluntourism is here to stay. However, at Human and Hope Association, we do not permit foreign volunteers. In the past some people have become irritated when I politely declined their offer to volunteer with us. It is not that we don’t appreciate it, it is that as a team, we decided to no longer accept foreign volunteers, and haven’t done so for over a year (and we didn’t accept teaching volunteers for a year before that). Look, I understand why  ...

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