Vounteering Do's and Don'ts
[March 20, 2015]
International volunteering used to be the domain of aid agencies like the Peace Corps. But in the last 15 years, an entire multi-billion-dollar industry has cropped out to meet the demand of people — mostly young — seeking volunteer experiences overseas. This year, more than 100 thousand Canadians will travel abroad on voluntourism trips.
Here are some things to consider:
Define your purpose, match your skills, vet the organisation, research the community, ask detailed questions about your trip, consider longer stays, support local partners, don't do something the locals can do, don't volunteer at an orphanage, don't forget your priorities!!