How can international volunteers turn a multi-billion industry into a sustainable force for good?
Nepal’s earthquake has renewed interest in international volunteer tourism as good samaritans line up to help. It’s one of many “voluntourism” opportunities that let people pay big money to experience a different culture and do good. But is the multi-billion-dollar industry serving the host communities as much as the volunteers? At 19:30 GMT, The Stream asks what responsible voluntourism looks like.
On this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Rachel Scott @rachelvscott
Student, University of Southern California
Jingting “Lily” Kang @LilyKang27
Student, University of Notre Dame
What do you think? How can international volunteers serve communities without exploiting them? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.