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Volunteers – point / counterpoint

July 28, 2014

So the debate on whether volunteers are appropriate in a development context continues to rumble on, and I wanted to draw your attention to a recent Guardian article entitled ‘15 ways to make your mark as a volunteer – volunteers, recruiters and NGOs give advice on turning a placement or internship into a development career‘. It came to my attention via a tweet from AidSource at AidSpeak.

The only thing I would say about this is that ‘J’s article at AidSpeak does seem to conflate ‘volunteer’ with ‘unqualified volunteer’.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. crockermark permalink
    July 29, 2014 11:07 am

    i like the distinction of “unqualified” … i think that is a point which is often lost in this long ongoing debate.

  2. July 29, 2014 6:50 pm

    Reblogged this on World Profiles and commented:
    This blog and blog entry are very informative regarding international humanitarian volunteer and professional work. Check it out!

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