Yes, but not always.
At MovingWorlds, we make sure that every project is locally-led, skills-based, and from a legitimate organization. We also educate all of our volunteers on the best practices for international volunteering via an intensive preparation program prior to any experteering excursion. For more information please read our most recent blog post that outlines the guidelines our Experteers follow in order to create a lasting positive impact on the communities that seek to help.
Additionally, here are some great articles that better explain the ethics of international volunteering:
- A better way to volunteer overseas
- 8 factors to consider when finding a volunteering project overseas