Ethical Volunteering Conference 2016!

 Tourism Concern’s Ethical Volunteering Conference took place on Saturday 26th November and was a great success, so thanks to all of you who came and contributed. Here is a brief summary for those of you who missed this event. Introduction Tourism Concern Executive Director, Mark Watson, welcomed everyone with a brief presentation on the work […]

Ethical Volunteering Conference 2016

How to volunteer overseas ethically Anyone thinking of volunteering overseas should attend this Ethical Volunteering Conference. 10am to 3.30pm, Saturday, November 26th Braithwaite Hall, East Croydon, which is a 11 min train journey from London Bridge. Also fast, direct trains from Kings Cross, Gatwick, Luton, Brighton, Victoria and London Bridge. Tickets £15 including lunch Tourism […]

The Child-Centred Model of International Volunteering

Ben Lambert, is the Seaver Foundation’s 2016 programme coordinator and shares his thoughts and conclusions of his research, undertaken whilst a volunteer “Along their journey, The Seaver Foundation found that listening to children’s voices in terms of what they need, want, and feel during their interactions with volunteers on different projects, helps to create a positive experience for all.” […]

Eduk Travel

Eduk Travel was created to develop and coordinate volunteer programs combined with ecotourism and/or community based tourism. Eduk Travel works together with NGO’s  to help solve local social problems. The volunteers work in social or environmental projects where they will contribute to a long term project in the community as well as participating in day trips […]

Combating child trafficking through ethical voluntourism

Next Generation Nepal (NGN) has launched its long-awaited report showing that volunteering in orphanages in Nepal is in fact fueling child trafficking. The report, “The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering: Combating Child Trafficking through Ethical Voluntourism,” shows that orphanages in Nepal contain over 15,000 children, yet at least two out of three of these children are […]

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