Despite the increasing criticism, voluntourism still has plenty of supporters - but how valid are their arguments? Ruth Taylor examines some of the most common defenses of voluntourism.
In the second part of her piece on working with children, Ruth Taylor outlines some recommendations for organisations that have volunteers AND for potential volunteers looking for a placement.
Working with children in Western countries requires qualifications, background checks and regulations. Not so in developing countries. Ruth Taylor wants to know what's with the double standard.