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The problem with reviews and recommendations

Read my latest blog post on my new Responsible Volunteering website: http://responsiblevolunteering.co.uk/blog/    

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Can young volunteers really contribute to development?

See my latest post on whether young volunteers can really contribute to development on the responsible volunteering website http://responsiblevolunteering.co.uk/blog/  

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The great voluntourism debate

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Another perspective on volunteering – “Does Voluntourism do more harm than good?”

Here is another interesting article from last week, “Does Voluntourism do more harm than good?” which appeared on the Travelmole website and in the Vision on Sustainable Tourism newsletter. Gopi Parayil gives a local perspective on the dangers of volunteer … Continue reading

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It’s all about the preparation

For any kind of volunteer placement, whether it is 2 weeks or 2 years, preparation and research are essential. This could be something that is easily overlooked by volunteers when they can purchase a placement from a volunteering organisation with … Continue reading

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Why volunteer on your gap year – research on motivations of volunteers

An interesting article and research study on why people volunteer on their gap year from Becky Khalil on the gapyear.com website.  Although her findings aren’t particulary different from other studies on motivation of volunteers, it is useful to see this … Continue reading

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Setting the standards for the volunteer tourism sector

Click the link for an article I wrote for Travelmole about the movement towards best practice guidelines, standards and regulation for the volunteer tourism sector It will be interesting to see how this progresses in 2012 and which of the … Continue reading

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