[ID:7730]If you are spending your money and valuable free time to volunteer abroad, you’re likely doing so with good intentions. You have done your due diligence, conducted in-depth research into international volunteer opportunities, asked the right questions and chosen an option that both meets your goals and aligns with your personal values. But choosing an ethical international volunteer placement does not automatically make you an ethical international volunteer.
Whether you are volunteering with vulnerable populations in a remote village in the Andes, or at a social enterprise in a large urban center like Bangkok, you will undoubtedly find yourself in situations that have ethical implications. Being an ethical volunteer means acting in a way that is honest, respectful and shows humility. It also means ensuring your time overseas is mutually beneficial for both you and your hosts. This article provides you with tips to help you be a more ethical international volunteer.
Before You Go: Research, Research, Research
A little bit of effort before your trip will help ensure...