Our Views on “Voluntourism” in the Albany Times Union

If you’re an avid follower of our blog, you’ve probably noticed that we have some strong opinions on “voluntourism.” A blog post in the Albany Times Union, How Much Good Comes  From Voluntourism, cited several problems with voluntourism pointed out in the Sustainable Summer blog, including the hypocrisy that many volunteer abroad programs are run by businesses making a generous profit off the plight of the impoverished.