Voluntourism: Gaining More Than You Give

Volunteering tourism – “voluntourism” – might be a popular choice among some gap year students, but could it be doing more harm than good? 

Based on an interview with Jasper Friedrich, MSc Political Theory student at the University of Oxford, South America Events Officer Jasmine Alexander walks us through the origins and issues of voluntourism – and offers up some alternatives.


Video by Jasmine Alexander with thanks to Jasper Friedrich.