Posts categorized under Voluntourism

24 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

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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23 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Why I don’t have a “list” of places you should volunteer

Over the last few weeks, since the BBC Four Thought talk I gave on volunteer travel went live, I have gotten a lot of requests for a list of places to volunteer. Below is a link to a post I wrote on WhyDev about why volunteer rating systems might not work for exactly right for [...]

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