Category Archives: Responsible Volunteer Tourism

How To Make Smarter Choices for Volunteer Tourism

Make SMARTER Choices By Victoria Smith: This post is part of my contribution to Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good, a free guide to impactful adventures. Continue reading

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Adventures Less Ordinary: Distinguishing Responsible from Greenwashing

This post is part of my contribution to Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good, a free guide to impactful adventures. Drawing on the combined expertise of two dozen leading voices advocating for travel that makes a difference, … Continue reading

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“Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good” New Ebook

I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to a new book, “Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good“, edited by Ethan Gelber. I am honoured to be counted amongst the “expertise of leading voices advocating for … Continue reading

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Important website links for Responsible Volunteering

In case you missed some of these on my UCLU Voluntourism Debate blog, here are some important sources of information for Responsible Volunteering. Please feel free to comment and suggest further links to this list (please add value – pure … Continue reading

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UCLU Voluntourism Debate – Cambodia’s Orphan Business – November 28th, 2012

Unsurprisingly, there’s a great deal of interest in volunteering abroad from the student community, whether as a constructive way of spending gap year travel abroad, CV-boosting experience or altruistic desire to support others less fortunate. And so The UCLU European … Continue reading

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Hello Volunteer Tourism World!

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So I’ve finally bitten the bullet. After 17 years working in tourism, 13  in online travel marketing and development (mass market, mass media, online travel agencies and specialist tour operators), 6 years in Responsible and Volunteer tourism, 3 years of … Continue reading

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