Volunteers – point / counterpoint

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

Getting Your First Job in Relief and Development

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’.

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