Blog Posts - Voluntourism



Lang Tengah Turtle Watch at Tanjong Jara

In an exclusive partnership with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch and Tanjong Jara Resort, a new conservation unit and turtle hatchery will be unveiled on 2 July 2016 with the launch marked by the release of turtle hatchlings at 9.00 pm at the main beach of...
by Malaysia Asia on Jul 1, 2016

Privilege, Voluntourism and Philanthropy – How Not to Help People

This week, someone hit me up for money so he could travel to a Third World area and Help The People. Wait – more accurately, a PR person hit me up on his behalf. I couldn’t tell if the PR… The post Privilege, Voluntourism and Philanthr...

Voluntourism – A Vacation with Tax Benefits

You probably know that business travelers can often deduct all or a portion of their travel, even if they are having some fun. But did you know that  you can also get a tax benefit from your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo...
by Travel on Jan 18, 2016

Being a volunteer is more than what a photo can show

So yesterday, I posted this status message on my Facebook that a couple of my friends who have been volunteers like me especially after the typoon Haiyan hit most parts of the Visayas region in......
by ONLYVIC on Sep 12, 2014

Voluntourism as Neoliberal Humanitarianism

The following is an extract from Tristan Biehn’s chapter, “Who Needs Me Most? New Imperialist Ideologies in Youth-Centred Volunteer Abroad Programs,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert...
by Zero Anthropology on Sep 3, 2014

New Book: Good Intentions (Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism)

Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism is the fourth volume in the New Imperialism series published by Alert Press, and it has just been released in hardcover, paperback, and in a couple of free versions online (a simple PDF...
by Zero Anthropology on Aug 25, 2014

GET OFF THE TOURIST BUS: 6 ways volunteering abroad will change your outlook

The only way to truly know another culture is to get off the tourist bus and be a part of the lives of the citizens. […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 4, 2014

Voluntourism in Jogjakarta Indonesia

Voluntourism in Jogjakarta Indonesia is one very unique experience that if anyone interested in volunteering, you should give it a try. As for me, I came here in January 2014 to participate and understand what actually goes on at voluntourism places...
by Malaysia Asia on May 18, 2014

Banghuris Homestay Sepang Mempersonakan

Banghuris Homestay Sepang Mempersonakan | Sebut saja tentang rombongan Sahabat Media ke Homestay Banghuris, Sepang semua tidak dapat melupakan memori yang indah di sini. Walaupun cuma beberapa jam di... blogger Malaysia, info minda, tutorial cara bu...
by Silence Blogz on Jan 5, 2014

Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa Bagan Lalang

Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa Bagan Lalang | 15 Disember 2013 yang lalu seperti yang Admin maklumkan di entri tentang Voluntourism Adoption Initiative [Klik DiSini]. Admin... blogger Malaysia, info minda, tutorial cara buat blog...
by Silence Blogz on Jan 5, 2014

A Life Changing Education on the Book Bus in Africa

We trundled slowly along the dirt roads, our old bus navigating the pot-holed roads leading to Nakatindi School, just outside of Livingstone in Zambia. I was volunteering on the Book Bus, a literacy charity that works in Zambia, Malawi, Ecuador and...
by theplanetd on Nov 23, 2013

Voluntourism

You may not think the ideal vacation includes educating foreign children or cleaning local wildlife areas, but there are many that would disagree.  mapsales.com looks at ‘voluntourism,’ a movement that has become exceedingly popular around the w...
by MapSalesDotCom on Nov 30, 2012

VolunTourism: Doing Good While Traveling the World

VolunTourism: When travel gives back to the places it visits and helps those communities out.
by friday coming soon on Aug 15, 2012

Animal Rescue – Cat Heaven in Lanai

When we were told that we'd be visiting an animal rescue centre we didn't know what to expect. But it ended up being the highlight of our time on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai.We were ready to have our hearts broken and tears in our eyes as we left, b...
by theplanetd on Jul 3, 2012

In a materialistic world, where can I find meaning?

In his book The Future Files, futurist Richard Watson outlines five current world trends, one of which he calls a ‘renewed search for personal meaning’. In this 8 minute video I look at the rise of workplace spirituality, voluntourism and consume...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 14, 2012

Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul (Part 2)

In his book The Future Files, futurist Richard Watson outlines five current world trends, one of which he calls a ‘renewed search for personal meaning’. In this 8 minute video I look at the rise of workplace spirituality, voluntourism and consume...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 14, 2012

Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul (Part 2: Meaning)

In his book The Future Files, futurist Richard Watson outlines five current world trends, one of which he calls a ‘renewed search for personal meaning’. In this 8 minute video I look at the rise of workplace spirituality, voluntourism and consume...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 14, 2012

Volunteering in New Orleans

Editor’s Note: Voluntourism is alive and well in the Big Easy, where there are several ways visitors can volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina destruction. Indeed, some city districts have not fully recovered since the 2005 disaster.
by The Vacation Gals on Apr 13, 2012

Would the Real Patch Adams Please Stand Up

You never know who you're going to meet in the world. Our guide talked about the famous doctor that he met when a man replied, Have you Heard of Patch Adams?
by theplanetd on Apr 13, 2012

Volunteering in New Orleans

Editor’s Note: Voluntourism is alive and well in the Big Easy, where there are several ways visitors can volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina destruction. Indeed, some city districts have not fully recovered since the 2005 disaster.
by The Vacation Gals on Apr 13, 2012


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