While volunteering we MUST think about how our work impacts local jobs. 

Are you putting a local out of a job by doing something for free? Is this something a local person can do? Or even wants to do?”

-Jessica on “Voluntourism”

Even with the best of motives, short term volunteer trips can create chaos and unintended long term problems, especially in developing countries. 

What are the pitfalls and dangers of engaging in voluntourism? 

But we don’t just throw everyone voluntourist under the bus in this episode. What are the positive aspects of short term projects overseas?

If you are going on a short term volunteer trip, what are the things that you need to know so that you can help and not cause harm? 

Dive in with us and engage in what we hope is a balanced conversation about doing good in an increasingly complicated world. 

Listen and let us know your thoughts! 

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

The Invisible India Podcast’s opening and closing music is performed by Christopher Hale on Sitar and Ed Hanley on Tabla on Raag Bhimpalasi.

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