Katie Schneider at Vancouver Island University made this Prezi on voluntourism. It quotes a range of people on the topic and is very well done – check it out! http://prezi.com/obnncx0uomcw/volunteer-tourism/
Posts categorized under Voluntourism
This is a guest post from Anna McKeon, of PEPY in Cambodia. Anna not only led PEPY’s communication team to a new logo and a new website, but also took the time to write this piece on why she thinks “easy” is not what we always need to strive for. Check it out! Thanks Anna! […]
I recently gave at talk at TEDxOxbridge about “Learning Service” and why I think we shouldn’t be encouraging young people to go abroad to volunteer. (Lessons learned from my own actions.) If you want to check it out, you can do so here:
I see the future of travel for the discerning traveler as moving more into the educational travel space. Imagine hotels with professors-in-residence, curated happy hour discussions on current issues and ethical debates, in-room learning opportunities through iPads or touch screens linking to unique learning tours, nightly guest lectures, hands-on workshops, a co-working space where local […]
An article I had written – Voluntourism: What can go wrong when trying to do right – is now on the Huffington Post, in case you want to read it!
The PEPY Tours team put together a short animated video about the history of PEPY Tours and the ways our work has changed over the years. Check it out! Video by the @PEPYTours team with illustrations by the fabulous Wei Peng!
I was recently on a radio show on CBC radio in Canada called “Q with Jian Ghomeshi” in a segment titled “Do gap year volunteer programs do more harm than good?”. You can listen to it here if you’d like. I agree with the comment regarding animal and conservation projects (trail clean-ups etc) as being […]