Volunteer + Charity

Voluntourism gives people a chance to see the world while making a difference. It’s important when evaluating the who, what, where, how, and why of volunteer travel to ask the question: Who is this charity work actually helping? Projects should be picked by the tangible benefits they provide to local communities, as well as their cost, location, and, of course, the visitor experience. Arm yourself with the necessary information to make thoughtful, ethical decisions about where and how to allocate your service.

An elephant and her keepers at a wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe
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Demonstrators hold placards during a rally held in solidarity with anti-government protests in Cuba, in Times Square, New York on July 13, 2021.
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Food for medical workers
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