We promote ethical, responsible & skilled volunteering in South America and the rest of the world.

VOFAIR  is a watchdog organisation in the volunteering sector. 100% run by volunteers!

We create standards for fair volunteering and promote the best practices in South America. By educating both the international volunteers and the hosting organisations, we aim to bring transparency and fairness to international volunteering.

Keep your eyes wide open! Be prudent when choosing how you volunteer

If you are after hard work, ethical and transparent volunteering and not short-term, glossy projects offered by profit-making intermediaries - you have landed well! If you still prefer "hug an orphan vacations" - please read our guidelines and other resources, and we hope you change your mind! (Read about our verification process here.) You would like to bring change? Have the guts to do it the right way!

Recent blog articles

  • A Volunteer's Dilemma

    As volunteers we want to do something good for others, change a situation to the better.

  • Thinking of volunteering abroad?

    If you’re thinking of volunteering abroad there are certain preparations that can be made to ensure that you and the people or organisation that...

  • Prepare to have your life changed. Young Adults in Global Mission in South Africa .

    Recently, I contacted Emmeline Weinert, a college graduate (LMU '14) from Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) about her experience serving in...