Monthly Archives: March 2012

i-to-i announce top volunteering destinations in 2011

South Africa tops the list, with Kenya and Costa Rica second and third. http://www.mapthegap.co.uk/volunteering/2012/03/09/i-to-i-announce-top-volunteering-destinations The most popular i-to-i project in 2011 was a lion conservation project in Johannesburg. i-to-i offer a range of projects in South Africa where volunteers are … Continue reading

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Give something back on your holiday – latest volunteering offerings from travel companies

There are an increasing number of volunteering options available from mainstream holiday companies, offering their customers the opportunity to “give something back” – a commonly repeated phrase. It’s interesting to see how volunteer tourism is moving from the “alternative” travel … Continue reading

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Alumni volunteering

University Alumni associations are offering short overseas volunteer travel programmes. Here’s an example from the Association of Yale Alumni organised by their Alumni Service Corps. Yale alumni, their friends and family can volunteer with the community of Yamoransa on Ghana’s … Continue reading

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Interesting discussion on standards for volunteer tourism

There’s an interesting discussion available on Linked In groups in response to my Travelmole article about Volunteering Standards, between Gavin Bate, from Fair Trade Volunteering and Sallie Grayson from people and places, discussing the need for and value of schemes … Continue reading

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More standards for responsible volunteer tourism

The Responsible Tourism Partnership have posted some professional ethics for responsible volunteering on their website. There are just two signatories who have signed up to these ethics so far, but I am assuming other organisations can sign up.  While I … Continue reading

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