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Expert Paper – From Volunteering to Volun-tourism: Challenges for the Management of a Growing Travel Trend

by Bread for the World – Tourism Watch in 2015

Projects in which volunteers directly work with children in schools, play schools, youth clubs or even orphanages are the most popular form of volun-tourism, also because the work is varied and apparently does not require much pedagogical qualification. A consequent child protection approach to volun-tourism is needed. Projects with children should not cater to the interests of the volunteers but take into account the high risks regarding the wellbeing of the children.

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