International Aid: The problem with Volunteering

Week of 20/03 - Convened by Sarah Pan

Voluntourism has been becoming a bigger issue in recent years, as many people travel overseas with good intentions to volunteer, but may actually be doing more harm than good. The “Voluntourism” module aims to increase the awareness of the issues with voluntourism, and to consider the ethical issues of volunteering overseas. Torquers will discuss the ways in which voluntourism can be done right, and brainstorm ideas of what can be done with their own personal skills to benefit local communities whilst volunteering abroad.