Mit der Veröffentlichung des E-Books FAIRreisen statt Verreisen ist es Eva Garderer und Robert M. Bichler von www.deepertravel.de gelungen die wichtigsten und zentralsten Punkte rund um individuelle (Langzeit-)reisen zusammenzubringen. Dabei verknüpfen sie eng die Themen des individuellen Reisens und des Volunteerings, bzw. ehrenamtlicher oder freiwilliger Arbeit im Ausland. Nichtsdestotrotz ist das Buch sicherlich auch für Individualreisende ohne Ambitionen eines Freiwilligendienstes hilfreich. Praktisch für die Praxis Dem Buch FAIRreisen statt […]
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 […]
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 […]
Barbie Savior – A beautiful parody with a serious background. The campaign, which includes a website, a wonderful blog as well as a very creative instagram profile, was launched to raise awareness about what is wrong in the “fantastic” world of volunteering.
Thinking about volunteering? For starters, read this article asking you some helpful questions to find out what you are looking for and what you are about to do. Dear volunteers in Africa: please don’t come help until you’ve asked yourself these four questions – Matador Network Matador is a travel and lifestyle brand redefining travel media with cutting edge adventure stories, photojournalism, and social commentary. Source: matadornetwork.com/life/dear-volunteers-africa-please-dont-come-help-youve-asked-four-questions/