Learning Services


Responsible Volunteering is connected to a good preparation and reflection. 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 channelOn 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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Educational campaigns about the harm Voluntourism can cause This playlist contains some educational 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 tha...
Local implementation of int. volunteer travel programs – outsourcing to grass-root organizations The standard business model in the voluntourism industry is an outsourcing model where international sending organizations or travel agencies pass the responsibility on to local partners, in many cases small grassroots NGOs. If you ever wondered how these cooperations are designed and which consequences local NGOs have to face - here are the answers - which may suprise you. We have checked the websites of 25 volunteer travel companies and all ...
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About Sebastian Drobner

Sebastian has eight years of experience in international development cooperation, lived in five countries and on three continents. He started to get into the world of development in 2008 when he volunteered for one year in Cambodia for a local Voluntourism project. He then received a contract as an advisor through Bread for the World in Germany and supported the development of the program Volunteer Action for Cambodia by Star Kampuchea until 2012. At the same time he was responsible for the development of the government founded volunteer program Weltwärts of Bread for the World in Cambodia and it`s mentoring. From 2012 to 2013 he changed into the head office of Bread for the world where he was responsible for the administration of their volunteer program as a program assistant. Now he is studying International Social Work and Development and works part time in development projects. Part of this course was an internship in the Solomon Islands where he worked in a tourism course and developed a volunteer program for Don Bosco Technical Institute Solomon Islands. The knowledge he gained when he finished a three-year training in Hotel and tourism helped during this experience.