Looking to volunteer overseas?
In recent years there has been a surging growth of voluntourism that focuses on visiting or volunteering in orphanages, and is actually exploiting children and placing them at risk of abuse.
If you are looking to volunteer overseas, its important to make a careful assessment of the organisation or activity in question to ensure that your contribution will actually be helping communities achieve long term, sustainable development and build capacity.
As part of National Volunteer Week (May 11- 17), Habitat for Humanity Australia has put together a check list of things to ask yourself, and the organisation you are looking to volunteer with before signing up.
Check out the list below.