The blog

  • Tourist or Volunteer: The Warning Signs
    My first experience with the world of voluntourism came one rainy afternoon, aged 15, sat in my schools’ sports hall. A now well-known...
  • Voluntourism at sea
    Spring break, senior year of college—I was divided. Would I spend my week volunteering in a school on an Indian reservation or sunbathing...
  • Karina a volunteer with teachers and children in socially vulnerable sectors of Santiago, Chile
    My name is Karina Tarazona and I am Peruvian and an elementary school teacher. For ten years, I have worked with children and in this way,...
  • Organic Agriculture Needs a Big Push in the Developing World
    Lani is currently working as a Consultant at BioTerra in Uruguay. She previously worked in both the NGO & governmental sector and...
  • Why is Youth Volunteering so important?
    By Charlotte Tucker, VOFAIR's Content Team Manager, researcher and writer Why is Youth Volunteering important? Young people make...
  • Traveling to teach or teaching to travel?
    By Katie Raynak, VOFAIR researcher and content writer. The notion of teaching English abroad has rapidly developed into a prosperous...
  • Can there be Relativism in Human Rights?
    Since the Universal Nations released the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, there has been a considerable amount of backlash from the...
  • America Uncharted: Volunteering Abroad in the United States
    In August of 2015, the Philadelphia Tribune published an article highlighting a German woman’s experience as a volunteer in the United...