Why GivingWay Does Not Promote Orphanage Volunteering

Why GivingWay Will Not Promote Volunteering in Orphanages

When we initially created the GivingWay platform, one of the very first decisions we made was that we would not work with organizations that run, manage, engage with or send volunteers to orphanages. Here are the top 3 reasons why we are not promoting orphanage volunteering: 1: Orphanages can expose children to physical and psychological trauma Countless […]

The Benefits Of Our Multilingual World

There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken in the world today (let’s just take a moment and let that number sink in). While that fact alone is truly astounding, it’s implications are only that much more interesting: there are roughly 6,500 groups of people in the world representing that number of cultures, stories, norms, and histories. […]

J.K Rowling and Orphanages: The True and False of Volunteering With Institutionalized Children

In August of 2016, J.K Rowling went out with a series of Tweets against the practice of volunteering with children in institutions: The charity I have just been asked to support offers (doubtless well-intentioned) Westerners 'volunteer experiences' in child institutions. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2016 … perpetuates this highly damaging system and encourages […]

How to Start Searching for Your Volunteering Abroad Opportunity

If you’ve given the idea of volunteering abroad some thought, you probably found yourself thinking “Where do I Begin?” and rest assured – you are not alone. As travel is changing, more people are looking for authentic experiences that allow them to include a volunteering aspect to their adventure abroad. With more interested individuals came more […]