Our Goal


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

         –  Margaret Mead

The purpose of The Voluntourist is to promote responsible and sustainable voluntourism and to provide the knowledge, motivation and inspiration to anyone who wants to make a difference close to home or while falling in love with another corner of the world.

The Voluntourist’s mission is to be the leading source of free information for people who want to volunteer and travel to help them determine which programs are safe, professional, affordable and right for them, while educating others on how to avoid the unethical pitfalls of the industry.


You want to help. You want to be hands-on. And you want to experience the firsthand splendors of the intriguing regions around the world needing your assistance. But you just don’t know how. The Voluntourist, a travel and volunteer website that explores how to combine a commitment to compassion with a taste for tourism, will provide the information, motivation to anyone who wants to make a difference while falling in love with another corner of the world.

Most organizations don’t allow you to see where a volunteer will be working, what your accommodations will be like, or who the program manager/host family is. This is essential information every volunteer should know. The Voluntourist will show people these details with revealing and forthcoming videos, interviews and photos.

And what volunteer doesn’t want to immerse themselves in a new culture or environment? We’ll also give recommendations on where to eat, shop, travel, sightsee and safety tips so you will get the most out of your volunteering experience.