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End Humanitarian Douchery: A Great campaign to end irresponsible volunteering

You want to learn on how  –  NOT TO   –  save the world? This website is for all do-gooders who are looking for a responsible volunteer trip but don’t want to end up in an irresponsible program accidentally. The campaign explains how to get started and gives plenty of good advice on how to pick the good programs. On top of that, there is a clear outline on what NOT TO DO when volunteering overseas. Furthermore, the campaign is great fun! It’s really creative which makes it interesting for everyone who is interested in responsible volunteering! Puting an end to irresponsible volunteering Their website aims to raise awareness and educate about how to volunteer responsibly. They want to ensure that volunteers […]

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Learning Service – learn before you go

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 […]

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Responsible Volunteering and preperation: Check out Learning Services

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.

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Advice from a former VSO placement advisor 2

Responsible volunteering: The website www.responsiblevolunteering.co.uk was initiated by Natasha Stein, who worked for six years as a volunteer placement advisor for VSO. She has developed a comprehensive and well organized website full of personal advice, based on her own experience and research. She covers everything: finding a placement, preparation, how to volunteer and returning home.

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Comhlámh: intercultural learning and profesional advice on voluntourism

Comhlámh: Comhlámh is an Irish organization with a great website. They developed an excellent coming home guide and plenty of other useful information such as social media guidebook for volunteers to tackle the problem that volunteers publish too often inappropriate photos or experience reports on the world wide web, which rather stigmatize the people they volunteer for. Comhlámh is a great organization and platform to learn more about about volunteering and development issues. Also for volunteer sending agencies, for whom this code for good practise was developed.

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Responsible volunteering advice

Responsible volunteering advice from former placement advisor

Great responsible volunteering advice for everyone who is planning to volunteer The website www.responsiblevolunteering.co.uk was initiated by Natasha Stein. She worked six years as a volunteer placement advisor for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). Thereupon she developed a comprehensive and well organized website which is full of Responsible Volunteering advice. Particularly interesting is, that all her advice is based on her own experience and research. Equally usefull is, that Natasha Stein covers everything on her website: finding a placement, preparation, how to volunteer and returning home.

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