Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Five things we don’t do (part 3: the final installment, but not the final word)

The obligations to avoid volunteering “done wrong” fall predominantly to the sending organisations who have the opportunity to learn from experience and continually improve the process. This final installment includes considerations behind the scenes which may not be immediately apparent to the individuals who apply to volunteer.

5 more mistakes in development volunteering (part 2)

Last week I wrote a piece listing five things we don’t do when sending volunteers. I described it as an introduction to “volunteering done wrong”. I now humbly present, part 2: five more mistakes in development volunteering.


Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless. - Sherry Anderson