Posts categorized under Voluntourism

15 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Learning Service in SSIR

I realize I might not have linked this on LIL…. here is a piece Claire Bennett and I wrote for SSIR (Stanford Social Innovation Review) on Learning Service a few months ago: We often use “service learning” to describe volunteer programs and international volunteer travel, emphasizing learning through service—service that teaches life lessons that help both the traveler [...]

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24 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Is “Voluntourism” Itself Being Exploited?

Here is a piece I wrote this week on the Huffington Post about how our focus on “voluntourism” as the culprit could be doing us a disservice: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-papi/is-voluntourism-itself-be_b_5197390.html

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26 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Personal development and global development are entirely interlinked

I was part of a radio piece for ABC radio in Australia. Of course, as usual, they gave it a very “catchy” title – ” Is ‘voluntourism’ the new colonialism? I would have rather had something more along the lines of “how do we make volunteer service more humble” or something…. but such is life. [...]

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22 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Learning Service Video Series & Contest

Anyone who has been following me on Facebook or Twitter already knows about this, but here is another little plug: After about a year and a half of work on the Learning Service guidelines, videos, and website, we’re finally launching the six part Learning Service video series…. hooray! To gather interest and momentum, and give [...]

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05 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A piece I was asked to write for “International Volunteer Day”

Here you go: http://www.childsafetourism.org/international-day-volunteer-voluntourism-harm-children/

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16 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Voluntourists at Home

She and her family had been forced to evacuate their home when Hurricane Katrina was approaching. They hadn’t been back to New Orleans for more than two weeks, and when they were finally told it was safe to return, they packed up some of the belongings they had salvaged and started the long drive home. When [...]

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27 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Learning Service – Video 1

The first in our series of Learning Service videos was just released….. check it out! Also, we have just a few more hours to go to reach our $10,000 fundraising goal for the rest of the Learning Service videos and book!  Please help us out by supporting or spreading the word on our campaign if you [...]

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