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Voluntourist Perceptions Research. The 'Real Experience' Industry: Student Development Projects and the Depoliticisation of Poverty | Jason Hickel. NGN Perceptions of Post Earthquake Volunteering by Foreigners April 2016. WATCH: New 3-Minute Video Summarizes Research Insights on Good, Bad Community Impacts of International Volunteering, Voluntouring on In the back-and-forth argument on voluntourism, ethical global service, poverty porn, and volunteering for development, have you ever wondered if there’s a real evidence base? There is. Please watch and share this brief summary of accumulated insights. Links to the relevant research appear in the video transcript below.

The transcript is followed by recent, diverse resources that support mutually beneficial and empowering global service and learning. International Volunteering from Kindea Labs on Vimeo. Transcript Even as universities and schools expand global learning and community engagement, there is a raging debate about international volunteer service. Some people say that volunteering and service-learning does more harm than good. Evidence against international service includes research showing that growing up in an orphanage can negatively affect a child’s development and put the child at risk of abuse. These two areas – are high risk types of international service. School Field Trips | Partner West Africa. Facilitating School Field Trips All school field trips offer students a chance to expand their horizons.

A trip to West Africa not only enables them to experience a different culture, it will also deepen their understanding of the challenges we face in a global community, particularly in supporting the development of countries like Ghana, where we have our field office. It is an opportunity to make friends with young people whose lives are very different from their own and to learn from each other. It can be eye-opening and is always memorable. Partner West Africa works in conjunction with VWA Volunteer West Africa to facilitate school trips and student exchanges between the UK and West Africa. VWA Volunteer West Africa is our partner organisation; an operational NGO registered and based in Ghana. VWA Volunteer West Africa has a purpose-built centre to house volunteers and other visitors (the VWA Guesthouse) on the Ghanaian coast. More Details Planning a school trip to Africa takes time.

Tourism Concern - News from Tourism Concern. Volunteer tourism organisations that offer the most expensive products are likely to be the least responsible, research from Leeds Metropolitan University has revealed. The study, published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, led by Victoria Smith and Dr Xavier Font, suggests that price and responsibility display an inverse relationship when considering comparable volunteer tourism products, on a price-per-day basis. The product or content that communicated the least how it was responsible tended to be the most expensive. In the study, the researchers also suggest that volunteer tourism organisations should be taking their responsibility more seriously especially in marketing their programs to potential volunteers. The researchers sampled UK volunteer tourism websites and analysed their use of responsibility and price in their marketing to potential volunteer tourists. Volunteer tourism and architecture students: What motivates and can best prepare them? - Journal of Pedagogic Development.

Abstract This paper explores student attitudes toward volunteering in the context of university-led building development programs, raising questions about the practice of volunteering and its contribution to community development. Focusing on students undertaking tertiary education in Western countries, this literature-based study firstly explores the perceptions and motivations behind volunteering, and secondly discusses its developmental impact on low-income communities. Keywords: volunteer tourism, developing communities, architecture students, pedagogical requirements 1. Introduction Over the last two decades, travelling to volunteer has grown in popularity throughout the developed world.

We focus on edifice, but architecture itself is whatever percolates out of our activity as trained architects. Arguing for socially engaged architecture, Scott-Ball's observations strike a chord with a profession that may appear increasingly out of touch with its students. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Volunteering in the Developing World: The Perceived Impacts of Canadian Youth | Creating Global Citizens? Introduction Volunteer abroad programmes available to youth often encourage youth to imagine themselves as global citizens or “Global Heroes: Changing the World” as the title in Cross-Cultural Solution’s Verge magazine reads. International volunteer-sending organisations advertise their programmes as opportunities to “volunteer to change the world” (CUSO-VSO 2010) or to “make a difference” (ACIC 2010) in the developing world.

The imagined self of the international volunteer and the perceived impact of youth who participate in international volunteering programmes is what we investigate in this paper. We examine these perceptions of Canadian youth volunteers in the context of a growing body of literature highlighting the importance of studying the impact of international volunteering and the dearth of information on the impacts of volunteer abroad programmes (Sherraden, Lough and McBride 2008).

Trends in Volunteering Abroad The Impact of Volunteer Abroad Programmes on Developing Countries. VFI_Best_practices. Collection of research papers. Significant research and practice insights have been central to the development of best practices in community-driven development. We list these pieces immediately below and offer article abstracts farther down the page.

Every effort is made to list the abstracts in the same order as the pieces are listed above (generally by most recent publication). The list developed here is listed chronologically in reverse-order, to show the conceptual development and research foundation in this growing field. We kindly request that any individuals interested in adding to this wiki do so by following the guidelines we have established. Peer Reviewed Articles: Steimel, S. J. (2013). Books: Clayton, P.H., Hatcher, J.A., & Bringle, R.G. Chapters: Dissertations, Theses, and Other Works: Irie, E., Daniel, C., Cheplick, T., & Philips, A. (2010). Articles in Major Newspapers and Periodicals: Websites: Amizade. (2012). Article Abstracts: Steimel, S. Hartman, E., Morris-Paris, C., & Blache-Cohen, B. (2013). International volunteering and development: global citizenship and neoliberal professionalisation today - Baillie Smith - 2011 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Journeys of Discovery in Volunteer Tourism: International Case Study ... - Kevin D. Lyons, Stephen Wearing. VSO - valuing volunteering. 2012 Official Volunteer Abroad Report | Go Overseas. There is no question that the volunteer abroad industry is constantly growing. With the many options available, we wanted to take a closer look at the most popular countries to volunteer in. Instead of doing a survey, we decided to rank every country in terms of how many people are searching for volunteer opportunities in that location via Google Search. Although this report doesn’t tell us how many volunteers actually participate in volunteer programs in these countries, it gives us an idea of the destinations people are most interested in. Go Overseas is all about helping potential volunteers make the most educated decisions possible when choosing a program and by understanding where the most interest lies, we can continue to improve the resources we bring to our users.

Interactive World Map *Map by The #1 searched country India came in at number one for the most global monthly searches for volunteer opportunities. Top ten searched countries What does this data tell us?