Ever considered volunteering overseas? In his third and final installment describing mistakes made in international volunteering, Brendan Joyce of Palms Australia lists five things you should make sure your volunteer placement agency doesn't do.
Volunteering abroad is increasingly popular, and it is the responsibility of all development agencies to ensure their work is effective, empowering, and sustainable. In this second part of a three-part series, Brendan Joyce describes how five more mistakes in development volunteering get in the way of these objectives.
To defend volunteering as a worthwhile activity if “done right," Brendan Joyce outlines what volunteering “done wrong” involves. This first installment covers five common mistakes made by volunteers.
Questions about aid effectiveness and criticism of AusAID are justified in time and place. However, recent attacks by News Limited journalists on all things Australian development are often unsolicited and misinformed. In sorting the facts from fiction, Brendan Joyce actively rebuffs these criticisms and provides a reality check.