To launch our special focus looking at orphanage volunteering, we are participating in and supporting the #stoporphantrips Blogging Blitz
Every day for 30 days, a blogger is writing a post on this issue on their site. We republish all the posts here.
Anyone who supports the campaign is encouraged to share these posts using the hashtag #StopOrphanTrips
Lessons learned from the #StopOrphanTrips campaign, which engaged 35 different bloggers and writers and resulted in a wide social media reach.
A number of leading development organisations are supporting a growing movement to discourage volunteering in orphanages abroad.
Following a blog campaign highlighting issues with international volunteers working in orphanages, a number of travel companies have ended such associations
2 quick ways to help
1: Sign the Avaaz petition calling for travel operators to remove orphanage volunteering placements from their websites by the next World Responsible Tourism day at WTM in London in November 2016.
2: Share any article you find interesting with friends and contacts, using the hashtag #stoporphantrips
The Family travel blogger explains why she is supporting the Better Volunteering Better Care campaign, and why orphanage voluntourism must be brought to and end
Videos on orphanage volunteering
Stop Orphanage Tourism
The orphanage business
Don't Create More Orphans
Hope and Homes for Children work to transform outdated childcare systems into ones based on family care. Executive Director Delia Pop discusses the impact of volunteering in orphanages
For 18 months, Chloé Sanguinetti travelled the world, interviewing volunteers and people working for volunteer orgs about the growth of voluntourism