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Voluntourism 101: The Dos and Don’ts for Planning a Volunteer Vacation

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In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in hopes of sending “the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world.” This paved the way for the hundreds of international organizations today to offer volunteer trips worldwide. Volunteer vacations and voluntourism (volunteer tourism) have become huge trends in recent years, with thousands of people all over the world traveling to underdeveloped countries, such as Colombia, Tanzania, Kenya and Morocco. Working with children in schools and read more >>>

Source: HuffingtonPost.Com

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