Voluntourism: Giving on the go

Key Points

  • “Voluntourism”, or philanthropic travel, allows you to travel while also giving back to those in need.
  • There are many options available in different areas on the world - all allow you to share your skills, deepen your understanding of global issues, and connect with locals on a meaningful level.
  • Your advisor can help you weigh the financial tradeoffs you’d be making and come up with a plan that doesn’t cut into your savings.

Are you torn between taking an interesting trip somewhere and spending your spare time helping others? You may not have to choose.

What is Voluntourism?

“Voluntourism” — travel that involves aiding those in need — offers the opportunity to give back while giving yourself the gift of a fulfilling experience. Whether you have a week’s vacation to use or you are fully retired, there are options that offer varying levels of commitment.