The path to finding the right volunteer vacation can be a thorny one. Without research, what feels like a moral calling can quickly end up an ethical dilemma. With critics pointing to its colonial roots, the act of volunteering abroad can get problematic quickly.
Last summer as part of my Masters of Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy program at Adler University, I spent a month doing volunteer social work and travelling in Southern India. I worked with OneVillage Community Service Foundation and my voluntourism experience took place in and around Mamallapuram. In the last installment of my 3-part series
Last summer, I spent a month doing volunteer social work in Southern India through OneVillage Community Service Foundation. My voluntourism experience took place in and around Mamallapuram. In this 3-part series I share my India travel tips and adventures from my enriching voluntourism experience. In part 2, you’ll learn about travel in Southern India and
This past summer I was fortunate to spend a month volunteering as a Counselling and Art Therapy student in Southern India through OneVillage Community Service Foundation. It was part of my Masters of Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy program at Adler University in Vancouver, BC. My voluntourism experience took place in and around Mamallapuram in Southern
When you think about travelling, does the thrill of exploring somewhere new come to mind? Or does revisiting a country that has a special place in your heart sound appealing? Although both sounds good to me, there’s something magical about standing in a spot you’ve stood before, feeling the rush of memories. Maybe you want
Do you love to travel, enjoy the outdoors, try to learn about local populations and try to do it all responsibly? Then you’ve probably been “eco-touring” long before the term was coined! Instead of another article about “top ecotourism destinations”, I’d like to offer you a different approach: how you can be an ecotourist in
Ever considered volunteering abroad? Wonder how it works? Our Customer Service Supervisor, Mia, has been part of the TuGo’s family since 2009. In addition to supporting her hardworking team of Licensed Insurance Advisors, she is passionate about volunteering at home and abroad.