An exciting trend in American tourism and nonprofit volunteer management may have more to do with guilt than generosity. At least that’s what the trend’s critics will tell you.
Voluntourism is an interesting hybrid of vacation time and volunteer mission trips. It’s increasingly popular as nonprofit volunteer managers explore alternative recruitment strategies. But some volunteers and nonprofit managers have called the confluence of tourism and volunteerism into question.
Read the article below then decide for yourself whether combining vacations and volunteers is good for your nonprofit’s beneficiaries.
Volunteerism. The Road to Nowhere? [Philanthropy Journal]