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Volume 4 Issue 2 Highlights

 
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Voluntourism: The New Frontier Of [Tax Free] Nonprofit Travel Agencies

Professor Daryll K. Jones of the Stetson University College of Law, provides some insights into the potential legal ramifications for nonprofit organizations that offer voluntourism experiences. Post>>

Philanthropic Travel

Here is a good piece regarding the pro/con argument for why voluntourism may make a better approach to travel than simply giving money. Post>>

To Volunteer Or Not To Volunteer?

Paul Glynn delivers his personal experience along with some insightful pros and cons on the voluntourism travel genre. Post>>

Poorism, Visiting Slums As A Tourist Experience

This entry on Travel Pod is an absolute MUST read for those who want to get some perspective. Lots of good arguments from folks that have made comments regarding voluntourism as well. Post>>

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Does The Sun Shine In Uganda?

Alyssa opens her voluntourism experience to Uganda to a world who may very well be interested in doing the same at some point. She has since traveled to Uganda and you can read additional posts; but this is a great start. Post>>

The Constructive Way to Get Through That Impending Existential/Quarter-Life/Mid-Life/Wrong-Side-of-25-and-Single Crisis

Give Lisa Renaud some credit for the title of this blog post. Talk about taking a positive slant on things. She sees voluntourism as an option for those who need purpose beyond self. Post>>

Voluntourism: The Right Fit

Cecily O'Connor shares her take on voluntourism, citing the survey results that Bob Benson's team at the University of California San Diego Extension offered as part of their new Center for Global Volunteer Service. Post>>

National & International Media

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Voluntourism 2.0

The Wall Street Journal takes time from the financial markets to give us their take on the emergence of VolunTourism. Story>>

Guatemala Volunteer Vacations: Some Work, All Play

This article by Jennifer Block shares the notion that volunteer vacations may be heading towards a more balanced approach, at least in Guatemala. Story>>

Voluntourism: Tourists Out To Change The World

Lynn Vincent gives a balanced account of the varying viewpoints regarding VolunTourism. Story>>

Take A Break With VolunTourism

Adrian Murphy delivers some insight into VolunTourism in Dubai via this piece. Story>>

The Changing Face Of International Volunteering: Trends In Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

Volker Poelzl provides a review of some of the different options for traveling and volunteering, including VolunTourism. Story>>

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