Can the Short-term Volunteer Model Work? via Serve Smart
The effectiveness and ethics of short-term volunteer trips has long been a subject of heated discussion. On one hand, it is very difficult to develop the trust and respect that is necessary to build a productive working relationship in a 1-2 week period. On the other hand, taking 1-2 years off of work or school to volunteer abroad is a huge commitment that not many people can afford to make. Last week, I talked through these issues with Sarah Brown from PEPY Tours, which runs culturally-immersive educational tours in Cambodia for those looking to learn more responsible ways to travel.
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