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2014-02-19

As an open and honest NGO we welcome healthy discussion about volunteering, the good, the bad and the ugly.
We endeavour to keep up-to-date on all issues related to volunteering in order to ensure best practice and invite all those interested in volunteering to do the same (see below for further resources). At every opportunity we encourage feedback from all involved in the volunteering process. We do not claim to get it right every time “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up” (Chinese proverb) but with continued learning and determination we hope that one-day responsible volunteering will become a global phenomenon. “Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence”. Care2Travel invite you to assist in the creation of the road towards responsible volunteering.


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Articles to read prior  volunteering
  1. Volunteer Charter - a guide for people who are  going to volunteer overseas  in developing countries.  It sets out 7 principles that  aim to encourage responsible, responsive international volunteering. http://www.volunteeringoptions.org/Portals/0/Volunteer%20Charter.pdf
  2. How to be an ethical volunteer: http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/articles/destinations/how-to-be-an-ethical-volunteer?page=all
  3. The ethical volunteering guide: http://www.ethicalvolunteering.org/downloads/ethicalvolunteering.pdf
  4. Gap year: choosing an ethical volunteering project: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hubs/gapyear/9479952/Gap-year-choosing-an-ethical-volunteering-project.html
  5. Why pay to volunteer abroad. http://www.vergemagazine.com/articles/volunteer-abroad/why-pay-to-volunteer-abroad.html
  6. Why pay to volunteer. http://www.isvolunteers.org/why-pay-to-volunteer
  7. Deadly Sins of bad volunteering. http://www.theethicalvolunteer.com/Education.html

Articles related to responsible volunteering

  1. Code of good practice for sending organisations. http://www.volunteeringoptions.org/WhatWeDo/CodeofGoodPractice/tabid/75/Default.aspx
  2. Research on the impact of international volunteering. http://www.comhlamh.org/thinking-of-volunteering-overseas.html
  3. An Insider’s Thoughts on Voluntourism in Orphanages and Schools. Is it worth it? http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/12-05/voluntourism-from-an-insider.html

Presentations
Voluntourism Prezi. http://lessonsilearned.org/2013/03/voluntourism-prezi/

Videos
Tips and Tricks for learning before helping http://learningservice.info/tips-and-tricks-for-learn-before-help/


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