Travel and volunteering organisations are increasingly recognising the problems with orphanages and orphanage volunteering.
Many have never run orphanage volunteering programmes or orphanage tourist trips, others have decided to stop or are in the process of doing so.
Find out who they are below:
- Africa & Asia Venture*
- International Citizen Service (ICS)
- Lattitude Global Volunteering*
- Oyster Worldwide*
- People & Places
- Pod Volunteer*
- Projects Abroad*
- Rainbow Garden Village
- Raleigh International
- Restless Development
- STC Expeditions (schools travel consultancy)
- The Leap*
- Twin Work & Volunteer*
- United Social Ventures
- Wegweiser Frieiwilligenarbeit
- World Challenge
- Working Abroad
- World Youth Adventures
*Members of the Year Out Group (UK). The Year Out Group has announced: "Our organisation pledges that if we have not already done so, we will now inform our delivery partners that we will transition away permanently from offering or recommending volunteering roles in residential care settings by June 2019. We understand that our membership will be suspended and future renewal refused if we fail to adhere to this pledge.”
Will you join us?
If you would like to add your organisation's name to this list, or would like advice on how to responsibly transition away from a relationship with an orphanage, please contact us.