Voluntourism: Becoming A Citizen Of The World.

Having been involved in the volunteer industry for a while, the good, bad and downright ugly issues and discussions surrounding it, fascinate me. It is a controversial topic with people often focusing on either the positives or negatives of volunteering and voluntourism.

Before I get into the topic, I am going to address the two terms that are often interlinked and used interchangeably. By definition;
Volunteering is the act of giving up your time to support others less fortunate; something that is done at, or at least close to, home.
Voluntourism is the combination of volunteering and tourism; people acting as global citizens as part of a global community, giving their time to support others less fortunate. It involves travelling somewhere new to volunteer your time.

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Ways To Make Your Time in South Africa Absolutely Awesome!

Our current projects are based across South Africa, a large, beautiful and, in many places unspoiled country. It offers visitors world heritage sites, mountains, beaches, cities, adventure and wildlife in abundance while also sharing its unique traditions and customs. Visiting Africa can seem daunting to many people and it has been said that South Africa is a perfect destination for ‘first timers’ As much as the country is more similar to the western world than elsewhere in Africa, there are still huge cultural differences. It is these that make South Africa the magnificent place that it is.

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Wine = Cheese = happiness!

Wine Tasting in the Winelands

Our Volunteer Road Trips aim to incorporate volunteering at indepdent, community run projects, adventure activities, cultural experiences and location specific activities. All this while 4x4ing off the beaten track in rural South Africa.

In order to put our itineraries together, we explore the areas we want to take you to. We don’t include anything we haven’t tried, whether thats volunteering at a project or taking part in activity.

Our Director, Lottie Reeves recently tested out a Wine Tasting tour to add in to the upcoming Western Cape Volunteer Road Trips. Find out more about her experience, and what you can expect if you join us, here. Continue reading