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How about combining a trip to Mexico with workshops on sustainable food and water?  The Center for Appropriate Technology and Indigenous Sustainability (CATIS Mexico) will host two action-packed trips this spring. CATIS works in conjunction with OCA's Via Orgánica Project, based in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. These two courses, geared to anyone who wants a different kind of vacation, overlap with many college spring breaks.

How about combining a trip to Mexico with workshops on sustainable food and water? The Center for Appropriate Technology and Indigenous Sustainability (CATIS Mexico) will host two action-packed trips this spring. CATIS works in conjunction with OCA's Via Orgánica Project, based in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. These two courses, geared to anyone who wants a different kind of vacation, overlap with many college spring breaks.

Beware the voluntourists intent on doing good

Beware the 'voluntourists' doing good The volunteer travel industry is thriving but there are better ways to combat poverty than using developing world as playground

Students Helping Honduras - NGO building a new village and school for former slum residents and running alt spring break trips there

Students Helping Honduras International Volunteer Abroad Programs Working With Children

The Word 'Voluntourism' and Its Nasty Connotations - Frayed Passport

The word "voluntourism" smacks of college students patting themselves on the back after an hour of hugging orphans. Is voluntourism awful in practice too?

In defense of voluntourists. #travel #volunteer

In defence of 'voluntourists'

In defense of voluntourists. #travel #volunteer

A Japan trip through Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms - one of our amazing voluntourism experiences around the world

Amazing voluntourism experiences around the world

A Japan trip through Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms - one of our amazing voluntourism experiences around the world.

Voluntourism: How to Volunteer on Vacation

Haiti Travel Guide: Haiti is not a typical tourist destination but it has a lot to see and you may be surprised. See what Haiti has to offer.

San Felipe, Baja, MX

MX - Welcome to the official town web site and information center for San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico - "No Bad Days"

school children Costa rica

An inspiring story of how voluntourism helped Ken Budd assess his own life and the worth he was creating.

Combining volunteering with tourism.

Meet Baby Boomer and Gen Xers engaged in motorcycle voluntourism—volunteering while on vacation—to benefit orphans in Peru and South Africa

Tips to get started on voluntourism.

How to Get Started with Voluntourism

Once you’ve decided to go on your own voluntourism trip, there are many things to consider. Here’s a first timer’s guide to taking a volunteer vacation.

As a six-time volunteer, I’ve asked many of the questions raised by critics—Does voluntourism create dependency? What qualifies unskilled first-world travelers to work in developing countries?—and ...

Ken Budd, author of The Voluntourist, weighs in on the debate on voluntourism in an attempt to expunge a number of myths, or generalisations, widely promoted across the media.

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Looking for volunteer opportunities, advice and inspiration? check out: Adventures Less Ordinary - How To Travel And Do Good - Inspired Challenge

Merida Mexico Voluntourism at Pastoral del Amor

VolunTourism in Merida Mexico

By now you’ve heard the term Voluntourism - travel that includes volunteering for a charitable cause. Here's a voluntourism story from Merida Mexico and how you can help.

Volunteer tourism = voluntourism. Travel with a purpose.

How to create a successful Voluntourism Program Or Trip.

How to Volunteer Abroad Ethically? - Reflections on ethical volunteering, expectation management and the importance to consider cultural differences for a positive and valuable stay abroad. http://teamsocialwork.com/ethical-volunteering/

How to Volunteer Abroad Ethically? - Reflections on ethical volunteering, expectation management and the importance to consider cultural differences for a positive and valuable stay abroad. http://teamsocialwork.com/ethical-volunteering/

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