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Voluntourism: How to Avoid the Pitfalls and Actually Make a Difference [Partner Event]

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Copenhagen — Tuesday, May 4, 2021From 17:30 to 18:30Los Angeles — Tuesday, May 4, 2021From 8:30 to 9:30New York — Tuesday, May 4, 2021From 11:30 to 12:30London — Tuesday, May 4, 2021From 16:30 to 17:30Athens — Tuesday, May 4, 2021From 18:30 to 19:30Singapore —
StartTuesday, May 4, 2021 23:30
EndWednesday, May 5, 2021 0:30
Sydney — Wednesday, May 5, 2021From 1:30 to 2:30

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NOTE: This is a partner event with the Impact Travel Alliance. When you RSVP, a link to sign up will appear on this page. YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR SIGNUP WITH THIS LINK BEFORE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THIS PARTNER EVENT.

On its surface, a volunteer experience abroad sounds like an admirable one. You can give back and have a positive impact on the destination you’re visiting after all – right?

But far too often, voluntourism experiences, unfortunately, have a negative impact on local communities. As a traveler, how do you make sure you’re actually doing good, instead of just participating in an activity that makes you feel good?

Join Impact Travel Denmark for an open dialogue around voluntourism and the ethics behind it, especially with an eye for voluntourism opportunities for Danes. We’ll be joined by our speaker Mette Moegreen, who has completed her master’s thesis in voluntourism.

Attendees will:

— Gain a deeper understanding of voluntourism, a multi-billion dollar industry.
— Learn more about which questions to ask voluntourism companies to find the right fit for you and the destination you’re visiting.
— Understand more about how you can have a positive impact abroad, even without volunteering.
— Leave with resources and guidelines to help you navigate the voluntourism space with good conscience.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Mette Moegreen did her master's dissertation on Voluntourism and the challenges, which small destinations may face when they want to develop. She is also an avid traveler and has been all over the world and lived in the US, Canada and Belgium, where she studied and worked in the travel industry. Mette loves to experience new cultures through the local food scene - and she always adds a hiking element to her travels.

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