What is ethical volunteering? And what does LLI specifically does LLI do to foster ethical volunteering?
The Landscape of the Volunteer Service Industry
In the past few decades, a plethora of agencies, companies and organizations have entered into the market of volunteering abroad. Unfortunately, some of these businesses/organizations do not put the community first. High demand for valuable volunteering experiences has made making money the first priority, not community development. At LLI, we choose to do things differently.
The community and our education programs remain the main focus and as such, volunteers’ roles are constructed in a way that caters to the community, not just to “create work” for volunteers. We are a non-profit offering high quality education programs first and we are a volunteer program second.
What specifically does LLI do to foster ethical volunteering?
Additionally, financial transparency is important to us. Please see the “Financials” section here.