Voluntourism is not longer a new term. The fact is, more and more travellers consider to bring meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit.

Without doubt it is a good idea. There are lots of choices available as well, from short-term to long term or even professional-trained programs.  Voluntourism projects that have won international awards are a good starting point. They have often ironed out problematic issues.  And please always remember the thing your host community needs and wants is your money. Where will yours be going? Do not be afraid to ask the organisers.

So, rather than ditching the idea, one should spend more time on research to find the right projects before making your final decision.

Photo: The Guardian 

Source: The Guardian 

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