Volutourism is targeted at travellers who want to make a positive change in the world, while still providing a touristic experience.  Participants generally volunteer in order to travel to a country of interest whilst increasing their international awareness by experiencing the culture a little more close-up and interacting with a local community while having a morally rewarding experience.

Many believe that the trip, especially when visiting 3rd world countries, will change the way they think when they return home.

There are also many that believe the marketing and promotion of volutourism can scandalise the true situation within very poor countries.  Don’t doubt that there is a need for help but be sure to find out as much as you can about the charitable organisation within the country you are visiting.

Tarpuy Sonqo volunteers

The pros and cons of holiday volunteering