Resources about how to volunteer in a responsible, sustainable, ethical, decolonised manner. We are all learning!
How to stop climate change? There are many ways that will help fight it, the main one is to plant trees. In this post, I explain why and how. With the Amazon burning, I have also explained what is going on and what we can do to help #actforamazonia #prayforamazonia #climatechange #planttrees
"When volunteers are well-trained, they will be better prepared to listen to experts, namely the hosting communities and project leaders. They will have more realistic expectations about their roles and therefore they will enjoy the project period more and perhaps make a better contribution to the project."
How to Vet Ethical Volunteering Organizations Abroad - With the overwhelming information on the internet about volunteer organizations abroad, how do you know which ones are legitimate? Here are red flags to watch for to avoid getting scammed! #MyTravelanthropy #travelanthropy #philanthropy #solotravel #volunteerabroad #traveltips
The Take 10 Volunteer programme is an action-based, fast-paced travel, study & project programme for people who would like to be responsible international volunteers. Before going to the projects, volunteers are trained for three months at learning centres in Europe. Volunteers participate constructively in creating positive change in developing communities for six months, together with local activists. A one month evaluation period concludes the programme. #ResponsibleVolunteering
All of these preschools have something in common, they work hard every day and don’t lose the hope of having a proper education. In all the visits that we do, we are inspired by the motivation of the teachers, the energy of the children and the enthusiasm of the people of the community to improve the situation for their children. Our goal is to support them and together try to BUILD THE EDUCATION that these children deserve.”
Volunteering Abroad - Are You Doing More Harm Than Good? Voluntourism vs. Volunteerism. Most volunteers have good intentions in wanting to give back by volunteering abroad, yet, not realizing that a volunteer organization or tour company could be just selling them a “feel good experience”, that actually does more harm than good. Learn more here. #MyTravelanthropy #travelanthropy #philanthropy #solotravel #volunteerabroad #traveltips
International volunteers: Learn how to listen. Listen and learn. Don't assume you "know" best. You don't. Know your role, accept that you – personally – will probably not make that famous difference, and be fine with it. Prepare yourself thoroughly including knowing how to deal with experiences you cannot prepare for. #ResponsibleVolunteering #Experience #Solidarity
5 tips for you who are researching *RESPONSIBLE* international volunteering options. Are you doing research on how to go about volunteering abroad in a responsible / ethical / sustainable / decolonised way? We have found some resources that we think could be useful for you – at least we hope so! #ResponsibleVolunteering #EthicalVolunteering #HelpingNotHelping
Anna Gudarowska has written a book about her experiences as an international volunteer and about ethical volunteering. One of the insights Anna shares is this: If volunteers want to achieve positive impact and long term change they need to be properly prepared and trained. Proper preparation is also essential for the volunteer to avoid disappointment by being more realistic about what to expect and simply get the best possible experience. #ResponsibleVolunteering #EthicalVolunteering