Volunteering abroad is nothing new. But the way we operate is special!
When we think about volunteering, two big waves come to mind. The first wave are all those people who worked as missionaries and humanitarians in all kinds of countries. They are still around but got flooded by the second wave: voluntourism – companies that sell a volunteer experience abroad for a high price. We are not here to give masses of people the chance to spend a few days or weeks in communities across Africa and cash hundreds of dollars into our own pockets along the way. No, that is not us at all.
This is where we want to jump in and surf on the third wave: Connecting determined volunteers to small-scale but high-quality NGOs and adding our own very personal service to it. It’s kind of like taking a step back and improving the essentials.