imagine a world where short-term volunteering efforts abroad are responsibly conducted, and support meaningful, positive, and long-range impacts in communities worldwide.

The increasing popularity of short-term volunteer initiatives conducted abroad represent a grand opportunity. Done well, such efforts could support and augment development efforts worldwide.

Poorly conducted volunteer work represents a notable risk; host communities are at risk of significant burdens and harms if efforts are not conducted with community priorities in mind.

Our challenge is thus to ensure that the energy and idealism of volunteers are responsibly directed and harnessed; in essence, to match good intentions with good outcomes.

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