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Volunteer Tourism: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Voluntourism: the act or practice of doing volunteer work as needed in the community where one is vacationing.

Volunteering can be a great way to get out of the house, support your community, and discover your passions! In recent years, volunteering has creeped its way into travel as more people are caring about giving back to the communities they visit and having more meaningful adventures. This is great! And something we try to do in sustainable tourism by caring about the people, planet, and prosperity of where we travel to.

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However, there are a few points we need to bring up to make sure we are participating in voluntourism correctly! Sometimes good intentions can lead to more stress and exploitation of a destination. So let's get informed on everything you need to know about voluntourism!