This article is one of the reasons why I started IndieVolunteer: I wanted people to more closely examine volunteering, their reasons for wanting to volunteer, their willingness to engage on a more long-term level, and the sustainability/necessity of the organizations that they want to work with.
Take a look at this article by The Guardian.
We can still help others and do good; we just need to be much more cross-culturally competent and self-critical beforehands. We need to truly examine and investigate the issues at hand and the consequences at stake. Indie Volunteer is truly about an independent investigative spirit – here’s to independent thinking and questioning!
What do you think of this article? How can you volunteer and do good? When is it helping and when is it hurting?