How to visit orphanages or volunteer overseas without exploitation

  • Joseph Cheer

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

The demise of "voluntourism" and "orphanage tourism" has been widely reported in recent months, based on the argument that it's exploitative to both recipient and volunteer.

But we don't need to write off volunteering overseas altogether to improve the experience for everyone involved.

Period31 Jan 2018

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleHow to visit orphanages or volunteer overseas without exploitation
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date31/01/18
    DescriptionThe demise of "voluntourism" and "orphanage tourism" has been widely reported in recent months, based on the argument that it's exploitative to both recipient and volunteer.

    But we don't need to write off volunteering overseas altogether to improve the experience for everyone involved.
    Producer/AuthorLeigh Tonkin
    URLwww.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-31/improving-orphanage-voluntourism/9375614
    PersonsJoseph Cheer

Keywords

  • voluntourism
  • tourism
  • orphanage tourism
  • southeast asia
  • sustainable tourism