General Article The ethical volunteering guide

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By Kate Simpson

Your guide to ethical volunteering

International volunteering can be a wonderful way to explore another country, meet new people, learn new things and have new adventures.
It is now possible to find organisations providing volunteer placements in almost any corner of the world. But are all these projects really worth your time or your money? Are they doing any good – or more harm than good?
This is your guide to the questions to ask, and the answers to look for, as you try to pick between the great opportunities and the great opportunists waiting for you out there.

Get the most, give the most

People who volunteer generally hope to do something they will find interesting, something they will learn from and something that will help other people. However, choosing between all the possible projects and organisations is more complex than just signing up with the first one to show you exciting pictures and an interesting blurb.
To get the most out of international volunte...

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