Hey guys, just writing an article on voluntourism (inspired by the Tribeswanted piece in the Telegraph over the weekend). Anyone have any suggestions for other voluntourism companies such as Tribeswanted? Cheers Mike
Yes Mike, I do have a suggestion.
There is a wonderful organization based in Bocas Del Toro, Panama called Operation Safe Drinking Water.
If you go their website, www.operationsafedrinkingwater.org, and from their to their blog you will see that they are providing a vital service to schoolchildren in the area. You will also find a way for volunteers to become voluntourists. What a great word!
Mike, I don't know the answer to this, but if you post the question on the Ask A Travel Expert widget (see Tripatini's main page), it goes to all sorts of people and tends to get good results. Regards, Ed W
Also try the Ostional volunteer program to help save the Olive Ridley turtles on the west coast of Costa Rica. They are a bit disorganized but they mean well and need a lot of help. If you want more information, let me know. My daughter is spending her summer volunteering for this organization in 2010. I'll be there for 2 weeks in July!