Advocacy and Outputs

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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Better Volunteering Better Care,

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.

Better Volunteering Better Care,

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). 

London School of Economics Volunteer Centre and Better Volunteering Better Care Initiative,

The London School of Economics Volunteer Centre and the Better Volunteering Better Care Initiative have collaborated to develop a pledge that can be adopted by universities and other institutions of higher or further education. By adding this pledge to their websites, universities and other supporters promise not to advertise orphanage volunteering trips to students and to “endeavour to ensure that such opportunities are neither facilitated nor promoted within our institution.”

Better Volunteering Better Care,

A detailed explanation of the problems associated with volunteering in orphanages (residential care centers). 

Better Volunteering Better Care,

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).

Better Volunteering, Better Care Initiative,

Better Volunteering Better Care: Current activity and initiatives is a document developed by the Better Volunteering Better Care Intiative

Better Volunteering, Better Care,

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

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Collected Viewpoints on International Volunteering in Residential Care Centres: An overview is a document that was produced by the Better Volunteering Better Care Intiative

Better Volunteering, Better Care Initiative,

Collected viewpoints on international volunteering in residential care centres Country focus: Nepal is a document devloped by the Better Volunteering Better Care Intiative

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Collected viewpoints on international volunteering in residential care centres Country focus: Cambodia is a document developed by Better Volunteering Better Care Intitative