Volunteer + Tour = Voluntourism!
Voluntourism: Travelling with a conscientious sense of compassionate, philanthropic, ecological, sustainable, and passionate adventure.
There are many areas for serving the needs of the world through travel:
However, the entire Voluntourism industry has come upon many critics of the various systems and abuses found within many countries' private agencies, non-profit organizations, and governmental institutions.
In order to ensure ethical volunteering opportunities, Big Blue Marble Travel consults with various travel industry advisory services which rate and monitor the use of job/work requirements, charitable donations usage, volunteer feedback, and status of satisfaction of those being served. Consultations for the current Rishikesh voluntour trip have been conducted by personal experience and research of Elene Bratton, leader of JamiesJoy.org