“Voluntourism” – the wrong people in the wrong places – it must stop!
“The volunteer industry has come in for a lot of criticism recently – much of it from us! We believe that volunteer travel often does more harm than good. As campaigners who encourage people to share their experiences with us, we have plenty of first hand stories about exploited children and traumatised volunteers – not our volunteers or partner projects, I hasten to add!” says Sallie Grayson, co-founder of people and places – previous winners of ‘best volunteering organisation’ and finalists in this year’s World Responsible Tourism Awards for their campaigning and child protection actions and policies. read more here