What is Voluntourism?

Volunteerism is travel which includes volunteering for a charitable cause. In recent years, ‘bite-sized’ volunteer vacations have grown in popularity. The different types of volunteer vacations can vary, from cleaning up local wildlife areas to providing medical aid in a foreign country.

Portrait of a Volunteer

How often do you volunteer? We're seeing a 30-year high in volunteering right now. That's great news. As a nation, we're more engaged than ever. Whether you're tutoring kids at the neighborhood school, collecting food for the local pantry, or cleaning up your favorite beach, we applaud you. But what does the average volunteer look like? We gathered a set of facts that begins to draw a picture of that neighborhood hero: the volunteer, and a handful of tips on how to mobilize your own army of good.