Is International Volunteering a tourist activity?
Yes, International volunteering is a form of non conventional tourism. The volunteer experience is generated by a real desire to learn, to help and be part of another culture.
Is International Volunteering a Responsible Tourism activity?
Yes, in most cases. Essentially, volunteering is based on an exchange of cultures, opposed to conventional tourism.
Why is tourism an activity that enhances understanding?
Tourism is in itself a social experience and direct exchange. It allows knowing and understanding different cultures in their environment.
Voluntario Global is a cooperative and supportive social organization. What is the difference with a travel agency that offers a volunteer program?
When you pay to volunteer with Voluntario Global you are not paying for a service, you are supporting a cause and engaging with our mission and vision.
What is “voluntourism”?
VolunTourism.org defines the term “VolunTourism” as “The conscious, seamlessly integrated combination of voluntary service to a destination and the best, traditional elements of travel -- arts, culture, geography, history and recreation -- in that destination.”