Learning Service: A great website full of resources! A helpful guide book can be downloaded there (if you register), which we found to be extremely helpful for anyone considering to volunteer overseas. In addition a self check tool for voluntourism companies or institutions that receive volunteers can be downloaded without registering. On top of that you find plenty of helpful self made videos on their website and youtube channel, which help to understand voluntourism and to prepare for a volunteer trip overseas. The organization announced the release of a book about voluntourism. You can be notified about the release here. Learning Services keeps the public updated with articles about intercultural learning […]
Here you can find videos that deliver in a fun way intercultural education and messages that matter. Intercultural education is important to understand the injustice which is connected development cooperation, tourism, fundraising campaigns and voluntourism. This playlist gives you a lot of loughs, thoughts and serious discussions about serious subjects that are linked to voluntourism and “doing good”. The focus is on how doing good can cause harm and on the fact that wanting to do good is often not enough! You need to be sure, that you are doing good. Click yourself trough the playlist and enjoy!
Responsible Volunteering is connected to a good preperation and learning. Learning Service is a great campaign which was established for people who want to learn before they help. The organization is helping to reform the way people think about voluntourism. They advocate through very active social media channels. We use their facebook and twitter page to stay updated about intercultural learning campaigns and Responsible Volunteering. They also developed a very informative series about how to volunteer which they uploaded on their youtube channel. On top of that their website offers plenty of helpful materials (and ebooks) for anyone who is keen to learn about voluntourism.
This playlist contains some videos from ordinary people who volunteered and decided to promote Responsible Volunteering as well as some fun campaigns from institutions that deliver their concerns about voluntourism with a lot of humor and sarcasm. We highly recommend yo to watch this video. A young students delivered an important message by turning the issue arround: lets save the United States. In addition you find some videos that a pretty basic, we still included them into this playlist as we thought that they contain some interesting facts and information.
This playlist includes videos that cover almost all questions you may have about organizing your trip finding the right placement and company how to volunteer what to do after the volunteering experience The playlist contains mainly videos from http://learningservice.info , a campaign which hopes to contribute towards sustainable and transparent voluntourism.