Orphanage Volunteering - Why To Say No

Better Volunteering Better Care

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 document provides a detailed explanation of why Better Volunteering Better Care is discouraging international volunteering in orphanages (residential care centres).