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Podcast 20: Volunteering During Travel (Voluntourism) & Using WorkAway for Free Stays

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Have you been a part of volunteering efforts that helped you see different parts of the world? Have you thought about combining your passion for travel with your desire to help others in foreign lands? Is it even a good idea to go into foreign nations to help people that might not be asking for it?

There are many difficult questions when it comes to voluntourism, the concept of volunteering during travel. We give our thoughts on the topic and the ways that we have given back on the road. We also discuss WorkAway (another form of volunteering) in more detail. We have completed four WorkAway’s on three different continents now. We give the good and bad on this fantastic way to see the world.

Main Topics Covered:
Volunteering During Travel
Using WorkAway for Free Stays

Links Mentioned in the Episode:
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The Most Efficient Non-For-Profit (Maybe in the WORLD) that we helped with in Ayacucho, Peru
The kids we visited in the Ayacucho orphanage
The boys in the orphanage in Kerala, India that had a ‘ball’ playing with the sporting equipment
The Sports Academy in George, South Africa that I worked with to understand their needs and help with connections

Books Mentioned:
Toxic Charity – Robert D. Lupton – Great read on volunteering and voluntourism
When Helping Hurts – Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

Two Thought-Provoking Articles on the Subject:

HOW YOU CAN HELP CHILDREN WITHOUT VOLUNTEERING IN AN ORPHANAGE is where you can find potential volunteering gigs and make your own profile
We spent on the island of Perdika, Greece – see our Top 10 Best Travel tips (2018)
Best of Antofagasta Chile (Our first Workaway experience in a new city)
A Quick Guide to Crazy Guayaquil Ecuador (Our 2-week experience)
Hear more about South Africa in Podcast 4: South Africa: A Guys’ Trip Heaven (Couples Welcome too)

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