Responsible Volunteering is now online


Volunteering is popular. Many people – all kind of age, gender and nationality – are willing to provide their time and money to make a change in the world and in their hearts.

No doubt, that is a good thing. Good intentions are essential to make this world a just place. But good intentions are not everything. Volunteers need to have high quality structures in supporting their efforts, they need safety nets in case of any unforeseen danger, they need education and cultural sensitivity. The work they do must be sustainable and enable long term growth within the projects. Volunteer work may never be an end in itself.

Industry and markets have noticed the desire to help and to do good things and provide offers to those who are looking for this.

As professionals in development and social work, we can identify an immense diversity in quality and standards among the products offered and find many people with the best intentions lost between question marks in how to make good choices. As we have noticed, there is no platform dealing with the phenomena and applicants are often left alone in their search for reasonable offers.

Well, now, there is.

We will not suggest or recommend any services, but our goal is to provide high quality information in how to find good offers and how to offer good services to clients. Also, this site will provide a third-party look on the developments in the volunteering sector, attending the academical and medial discussions. We will follow the emerging of professional voluntourism worldwide.

Be welcome to join us.

 

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About Daniel Großbröhmer

Daniel is currently working as adviser for several local and international NGO in Myanmar. He covers topics like impact orientation, monitoring and evaluation and organizational development. Before moving to Myanmar he has been working for seven years at one of Europe's biggest private funded NGOs and was in charge for the impact measurement and development of volunteer services. He is consulting governmental agencies and NGOs in how to improve the quality and administration of volunteer services. Daniel spend one years as a volunteer in Brasil and has working experience in Cameroon and Angola. He studied French, Portuguese and Economics in Germany and France and completed his MBA in Berlin and Cambridge in 2015.

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