Visit! Our VOFAIR team constantly strives to raise awareness about good, transparent, and fair volunteering practices around the world. Well-targeted and responsible volunteering will have a strong, positive impact in the Sustainable Development Agenda in the next 15 years. Therefore, we are always more than happy when we see that other initiatives share our ambition. Responsible Volunteering is a like-minded organization that is about to launch its new website:! Check out their mission below and join the launch campaign!

Responsible Volunteering: Our Intentions

We believe that high-quality volunteer programs are a great option to those who are willing to spend their time and their money to get in touch with different countries, cultures and living conditions and who do not want to spend their holiday in a premium beach hotel while people die of hunger in the same place at the same time. Anyhow, we believe it is a tough challenge to create such a program that is really making a change, so we want to inform, support and encourage those who try. Therefore, this homepage aims to be of special interest to those who are planning to volunteer and everyone interested or working in the field of Voluntourism.

It provides a single platform to bring together a broad range of relevant information, data, discussion and analysis of interest to anyone interested in the field of Voluntourism, including those involved in operations. The aim is to promote and share learning in order to enhance a common understanding of the situation across the Voluntourism market and research. Sharing key information will inspire Volunteers and operators to enhance change and develop the market. This platform ensures that volunteers can make a sustainable choice that benefits all parties involved. When it comes to signing up for a volunteering abroad experience, there are endless options out there volunteers can choose from. Done right, volunteering overseas can have a profound impact on the volunteer, receiving organisation and communities. Done wrong, it can cause a lot of harm.

We have volunteered ourselves, worked in the field for many years and have been following the discussion of international Voluntourism throughout the whole time. We found that there are not enough independent platforms which provide high-quality advice and information to help future volunteers.