Becoming a Perfect Volunteer
So here you are, already knowing about the controversies of voluntourism, knowing about local problems and how to find a program matching your skills. That’s great! Here we have few tips for you, so you can avoid the most common mistakes volunteers make!
Disability etiquette for volunteers – introduction
Almost 80% of the world’s population of persons with disabilities lives in developing countries. Chronic health conditions, wars, road traffic injuries, land mines… there are many reasons why their number is in constant increase. Poverty and disability make them face also other challenges like ignorance, discrimination, lack of job opportunities and even social exclusion from communities and families.
Do’s and Don’ts in India
If you’re going to India, you’ll be amazed with its rich culture, traditions, festivals and nature. It has unimaginable internal diversity, variety of religions, people, customs and languages. Even though people in India are very tolerant for tourists and foreigners, it is useful to get know the local customs.
Dos and Don’ts in Madagascar
Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island and somewhat of a crossroads between Africa and the Indian Ocean, is best known for its endemic plants and animals. However, if you plan on volunteering or traveling there, you’re sure to discover Madagascar’s unique but diverse cultural characteristics as well. To make your experience a bit smoother, here are a few do’s and don’ts from a former Madagascar volunteer who had to learn a few of these things the hard way…
5 Traits of a Responsible Volunteer ESL Teaching Program
Teaching ESL abroad gets a bad rap as being an easy way for young college graduates (or gap year students) with little or no other professional qualifications than native fluency in English to score a job abroad. It’s often advertised this way, both in the realm of voluntourism and with paid positions, and as a result people are catching on to the lucrative business that can be made with ESL teaching and learning.
Do’s and Don’ts in Cambodia
Tourism has a strong impact on local cultures. It is worth remembering, that despite the growth of western trends and habits, Cambodia has quite conservative culture. Here you will find the list of useful do’s and don’ts why volunteering or simply visiting Cambodia.
Do’s and Don’ts in Vietnam
Tourism has a strong impact on local cultures. It is worth remembering, that despite the growth of western trends and habits, Vietnam has quite conservative culture. Here you will find the list of useful do’s and don’ts why volunteering or simply visiting Vietnam.