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Voluntourism and Volunteering Guidelines

Child Safe Tourism

Guidelines for Voluntourism

Voluntourism provides an opportunity for travellers to have a unique and rewarding experience, while simultaneously delivering benefits to communities that can have a lasting impact. However, while voluntourism may be well intended, the effects can be detrimental without the proper planning, management and monitoring.

In order to ensure the tremendous positive potential of this field, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), Planeterra Foundation and an international advisory committee, have collaborated to develop a set of guidelines on Voluntourism. These guidelines outline best practices, including how to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Read the guidelines.