24 Jan 2016

Sharon McLennan - Voluntourism

From Sunday Morning, 7:10 am on 24 January 2016

Demand from wealthy countries is fuelling a thriving market in volunteer tourism or 'voluntourism', aimed at travellers who want to express an altruistic streak while they take a break. It seems like a positive thing, but Dr Sharon McLennan from Massey University says that unscrupulous operators, orphanage tourism and short-term volunteer programmes can do more harm than good.