catch up on recent media coverage of volunteer travel

By Sallie Grayson. Filed in articles by people and places, good and bad practice, volunteering in the news  |  
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There’s been a lot written  about volunteer travel in the last few months.

So here’s a digest of some of the articles we found most interesting or annoying or worrying or even pleasing – some include us  – most do not.

This article certainly caused a stir – the tragic rise of gap year voluntourism

from The Guardian Beware voluntourists doing good

Why we no longer accept unqualified teaching volunteers  travel on why they no longer accept unqualified teaching volunteers 

from the BBC slum tourism 

a post from worried volunteer Mary 

what is voluntourism

And the debate about volunteering with children continues

To keep up to date follow the better child protection page on facebook 

a must watch for anyone thinking of volunteering in an orphanage – not just in cambodia 

This video incensed us  and made Sallie write this blog

This  BBC interview with a volunteer was disappointing in that it sensationalised but didn’t offer advice  and here’s our response 

and finally a video interview with Sallie

Phew! Said there had been a lot going on!

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