The Better Volunteering Better Care initiative, now ReThink Orphanages, produced a range of documents giving information on international volunteering in residential care centres, related advocacy initiatives and ethical volunteering alternatives.
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This report lays out the results of a preliminary mapping exercise to document the ways in which the United States supports and perpetuates overseas orphanages. It is based on: an analysis of existing data; a literature review of U.S government publications and investments; a review of non-profit organizations and foundation activities; an analysis of key supply chains and stakeholders; and the identification of existing data gaps.
Significant anecdotal evidence suggests that other countries across Europe also make a considerable contribution to the supply chain of people, money and resources that continue to sustain and foster the orphanage industry worldwide. This report seeks to map the contribution of the three countries in Europe with the largest volunteer travel markets: The United Kingdom, Germany and France.
Better Volunteering Better Care (BVBC) responds to a blog by the Executive Director of the volunteer travel company IVHQ expressing his views about the benefits of orphanage volunteering.
A detailed explanation of the problems associated with volunteering in orphanages (residential care centers).
Este documento provee una explicación detallada de las razones que Better Volunteering Better Care está desalentando el voluntariado internacional en orfanatos (centros de atención residencial).
Collected viewpoints on international volunteering in residential care centres Country focus: Nepal is a document devloped by the Better Volunteering Better Care Intiative
Collected viewpoints on international volunteering in residential care centres Country focus: Cambodia is a document developed by Better Volunteering Better Care Intitative
Better Volunteering Better Care: Current activity and initiatives is a document developed by the Better Volunteering Better Care Intiative
Collected viewpoints on international volunteering in residential care centres Country focus: Ghana is a documented that was developed by the Better Care Better Volunteering Intiative