1. Addressing the Problems of Volunteer Tourism

    Volunteer tourism or voluntourism has come under a lot of criticism in recent years: the idea that untrained students or tourists go into a needy community to provide short term help.  There are concerns with this model: it may perpetuate the notion of the "white savior", it may lead to dependence on charity, and it may do little to address the root of  socio-economic problems. A core part of th…Read More