Orphanage Volunteering: Why to say no Infographic

Volunteering in orphanages has become a hugely popular way to “give back” when travelling abroad. Placements can be organised in many ways - including through travel agencies, NGOs, churches and missions groups, schools and universities, as well as directly with orphanages themselves. However, many children’s organisations are campaigning against this practice. Why? 

This infographic produced by Better Volunteering Better Care explains in an accessible way why we should say NO to international volunteering in orphanages (residential care centres). 

For a detailed explanation of why Better Volunteering Better Care is discouraging international volunteering in orphanages (residential care centres), more information and references on the issue, please see Why to say NO.