Welcome to Ethical Volunteering

This site offers advice & information for people who are interested in international volunteering and want to make sure that what they do is of value to themselves and the people they work with.

Whether you have a few weeks or a few years there are now loads of organisations that will help you find a volunteer programme. But some of these programmes are much better than others. Go to 'the guide' section for more information on how to choose a volunteer programme.

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While volunteers intentions are nearly always good, this does not mean that all volunteer prorgammes or indeed volunteers, are good. Indeed there are some programmes, and some volunteers out there that can be said to do more harm than good. casinos online mexico
This site offers some ideas to help you work out how you can be a valuable international volunteer and how to choose a valuable volunteering placement. For more information visit 'the guide' section of the site. casino on line colombia

About us

Ethical volunteering was set up and is run by Dr. Kate Simpson. Kate has been working in and researching international volunteering since 1998. In this time she has run international volunteering projects, completed a PhD (at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne) on the gap year, international volunteering and its impacts on participants and provided training to a range of organisations.  jugar casino online

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As a result of all this work Kate became increasingly aware that while there were some excellent international volunteer programmes, there are also some terrible ones. online casino
Problems range from volunteers who are imposed on host communities, to projects that turn out not to exist, to volunteers who exploit their hosts hospitality to projects that are a waste of everyone's time and money. apuestas online

Working out the difference between the good and the bad before you travel can be very difficult. online casino portugal
So based on Kate's PhD research she produced 'The ethical volunteering guide' to try and help potential volunteers identify the good projects out there. online casino portugal

This website seeks to build on the information in 'The ethical volunteering guide' and offer volunteers and organisations alike information on how to make international volunteering a valuable experience for volunteers and hosts alike.

This website and the guide have been produced with the support of the following organisations: casinos en ligne suisse

Quest Overseas, Mondo Challenge, Comhlamh, Tourism Concern

Kate has donated all her time for free online casino osterreich roulette

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As well as managing the website and producing the guide Kate also does freelance work within the international volunteering sector. Projects Kate has worked on include: カジノ ジャパン

  • cross cultural training for volunteers
  • leadership development for staff- focusing on developing the educational value of international volunteering projects
  • workshops on international development issues casino online deutschland

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