This blog and blog entry are very informative regarding international humanitarian volunteer and professional work. Check it out!
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’.