Every year thousands of people from rich countries travel to poor countries in search of a solidary vacation. They want to make a difference, be part of social change and make a contribution to the welfare of humanity, and that desire is exploited by the market in the form of tourism volunteerism or voluntourism.
EU Aid Volunteers offers volunteer opportunities for EU citizens or for long-life EU residents.
The Youth Council of Barcelona propels a Bosnia working group created by promoting a Cultural Exchange next September.
Rita Gutiérrez is an anthropologist and is now in Mes Kitokie center in Kaunas, Lithuania. She is volunteering with disabled and autistic children as an international volunteer. We asked her about her experience.
Jordi Juvinyà has worked as a volunteer for a Catalan- based International NGO many years and he is about to start a new cooperation project in the Senegalese region of Casamance.
Mario Cuenca from the NGO Voluntariado tells us about the need to raise awareness around the culture of volunteering in the context of our current society and the advantages of participating in an international volunteering experience.