Voluntourism: For Better Or For Worse?

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Join YPIN and our panel of experts as we explore the pros and cons of voluntourism.

Volunteer travel has come under significant scrutiny in the media as travelers, organizations, and beneficiaries alike question the utility of short-term volunteer and mission trips. Many NGOs and fundraisers have used volunteer travel to strengthen sustainable partnerships and bring donors and recipients closer together, and conscientious travelers can gain valuable insight and connections by adding volunteer experiences to their vacations.

Volunteer travel businesses go to great lengths to provide both an impactful experience for their customers and a valued contribution to host communities. However, many wonder whether volunteer visitors are more of a hindrance than a help to the people they visit, going so far as to identify voluntourism as a form of modern day colonialism.

Help YPIN explore this issue from all sides through a panel discussion and networking event with our expert panelists from the development, philanthropy, business, and academic sectors.

Bring your perspectives and travel experiences and questions for our panel members.

$10 YPIN/WAC Members, $20 Non-Members

Drinks provided to all 21+ guests thanks to a generous contribution from Andrew W Lyon Travel.
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By: YPIN

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