Survey for returned long term volunteers! Be part of a book about volunteering overseas

Returned Volunteer Survey for LearningService.info You have volunteered overseas for more than 3 months? Perfect, your experience is needed. Our friends from LearningService.info are about to launch a book and you can be part of it! Just fill out this short survey, it takes only a minute. Claire, Daniela, Joe, and Zahara at LearningService.info are keen to learn from your insights, the book can only be realized with your participation. […]

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Paved with Good Intentions? The Orphanage Tourism Business and New Zealand’s Role

The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. As we set sail into 2017, it is imperative to be reminded of the human rights implications of tourism. Facebook recently notified me that three years ago, I was volunteering in Cambodia. A photo of a group of us after a rice distribution served to remind me of my naiivity and the pressing need to educate […]

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Rethinking volunteering – reverse programs to the global north 1

The German government and civil society organizations are conducting an interesting experiment – and apparently a pretty successful one, too. Within the last four years almost 2000 volunteers from countries of the global south – development countries – came to Germany for their reverse voluntary service. They work in kindergartens, support local NGOs and international development agencies, support schools and work with elderly people. The important thing: Volunteers don’t have to […]

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ivhq reviews: The voluntourism industry & its connections to review websites 15

Voluntourism and review websites highlights: ivhq reviews and abroadreview.com Voluntourism Review platforms such as www.goabroad.com, www.gooverseas.com as well as www.abroadreviews.com and voluntourism companies are closely connected as they benefit from each other. For years there have been rumors that International Volunteer HQ is connected to one of them, the review and advertising platform www.abroadreview.com which contains plenty of ivhq reviews and comments. Finally, we were able to carve out some strong indicators such as same names and ip […]

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