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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A proper volunteer does not want to change the world Yes, you read that right. Researcher Marjolein Beishuizen is of the opinion that a good volunteer cannot improve the world. At least not by doing unskilled volunteer work in a developing country for a short period. Why she thinks so and what a volunteer should
Voluntourism in Cape Town: Mother City’s complete offer unpacked To officially end Project Cape Town in style, the Volunteer Correct foundation presents her research report. In order to produce their films and articles, the foundation investigated all offers of voluntourism in Cape Town. Read the full report right away, or read the headlines here below.
The importance of attachment: the experiences of a developmental psychologist Volunteer Correct presents their expert forum, where professionals from field that touch international volunteering have their say. In this article, developmental psychologist Merijn Ritmeester shares his experience about attachment issues in youth care, like that one boy with whom he bonded especially well. Every human
In a series for Volunteer Correct, Eva Scheltema dives head first into the question of ‘effectiveness’. How can we be sure that our work is valuable? Does effectiveness in voluntourism exist? Questions of volunteering always revolve around effectiveness. Will you be able to do something of lasting value? When I was doing volunteer work in
This is what we found out about the volunteer costs you pay Cape Town is a special place. Nowhere in the world is the contrast between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ bigger. The city harbours beauty and luxury, but in the sprawling townships, poverty manifests its social consequences. These circumstances make the Western Cape an attractive
As we’re building up to our departure for Cape Town, our team has started out doing as much prior research as they can. Today we present our first feature by Dorine, who as our academic intern has kicked off our working towards our goal of creating a broad overview of Cape Town’s volunteer industry. She