Author Archives: Volunteer Correct

Esther Konijn

Presenting: Esther Konijn

Esther Konijn, our new team member Esther Konijn has graduated the BSc Tourism of Wageningen University and NHTV Breda last July. During her studies she discovered she had a specific interest to obtain more profound knowledge about tourism in developing countries. On the one hand tourism can be beneficial in several cases to solve problems

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#thevoluntourist

‘The Voluntourist’ by Chloe Sanguinetti

The Voluntourist, a voluntourism short documentary Volunteer Correct became aware of Chloé Sanguinetti and her sort film ‘The Voluntourist’ at the Tourism Concern Voluntourism Conference this October. We spoke with her about her short documentary film, which can be viewed below. Chloé Sanguinetti grew up in Paris. After graduating in ‘Humanitarian Aid and International relations’,

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Emma in the Drakensberg

“Emancipate volunteer projects financially” says Emma

Are local projects kept too much in the dark about what volunteers pay? Master student Emma researched voluntourism in South Africa and shares her experiences with Volunteer Correct: “There is ample opportunity for improvement if receiving projects insist on becoming better informed”. My time in Durban has come to an end. During the three months

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Tourism Concern Volunteering Conference

Tourism Concern Volunteering Conference 24 Oct in London, VC present

Tourism Concern Volunteering Conference On Saturday 24th October 2015, the British charity Tourism Concern organises a conference on the pros and cons of volunteering travel. Volunteer Correct director Reinier Vriend is among the list of speakers who will engage the audience in a discussion on the issues of voluntourism and the ways to evade the pitfalls. The

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Volunteer Correct's birthday

Volunteer Correct’s birthday!

Hip hip, hooray! It’s Volunteer Correct’s birthday today! Today, Volunteer Correct turned 1. We like to think it’s quite the age. In the past 12 months, we have shared many wonderful and special moments with the foundation. And without your help and support, we would have never made it. That’s why we would like to

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Working with children: the Achilles’ heel of organized volunteering abroad

Let me ask you this. How many times have you logged onto Facebook and have you been greeted by a newly-updated profile picture of one of your friends, volunteer-smile intact, affectionately cuddling a small, rather grubby-looking child, from an unknown African nation? Once? Twice? Too many times to recall exactly? These are the first words of the

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