Voluntourism

A Quick Guide: Why I Don’t Support Voluntourism

I was recently chatting with someone about why I don’t support voluntourism. This person wanted me to explain it to her through Instagram, and it was in that moment that I realised I didn’t have my answer written down in the one place, so anyone can quickly understand the basics.  Voluntourism is short-term volunteering overseas. It can involve painting houses, teaching English, making meals for street children or planting vegetables, amongst so many other tasks. Helping people  ...

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