Voluntourism is a combination of tourism and volunteering, all rolled into one. While there are many proponents, there are also some critics of this increasingly popular activity, who argue that it's more about tourism than volunteering and that it can actually harm the recipient country's economy. Take this quiz to learn more about voluntourism.
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What is another name for voluntourism?
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What type of people do voluntourism?
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What is the main difference between voluntourism and, say, a mission trip?
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Aside from helping with a particular issue (such as clean-up after a natural disaster), how else does voluntourism benefit another country?
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When was the U.K.'s Volunteer Service Organization (VSO) founded?
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Until the 1970s, what was the impetus behind the volunteer work being done across the globe?
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If you are deemed eligible, what might the organization Travel for Good offer you?
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Which organization introduced the idea of raising money through tourist dollars?
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What age group is suited to voluntourism?
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If you're going on a lengthy voluntourism stint, what do you need to do in advance?
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Why shouldn't you pat a child on the head in Thailand?
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What is the recommendation of Voluntourism.org regarding preparing for your trip?
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How should you prepare yourself emotionally for such a trip?
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On a voluntourism trip, can you do regular sightseeing?
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What do critics say about voluntourism?
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Does voluntourism have an underlying insinuation that local people aren't good enough to do the job themselves?
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One problem with voluntourism, perhaps due to its relative newness to the market, is that it is:
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When you evaluate a voluntourism opportunity, what question should you ask the organizer?
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Why do some voluntourism organizations discourage contact between the volunteers and the locals?
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