The reality gap

Hammond, Richard
September 2009
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Sep2009, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p80
The article examines the implications of volunteering on scientific, conservation or development projects oversees. The gap-year market in Great Britain was estimated to contain more than half a million people who spent 5 billion U.S. dollars, while the market for volunteering grew between five and ten per cent from 2001 to 2006, according to market research company Mintel. It provides information on voluntourism trips offered by Hands Up Holidays. Catherine Raynor of Voluntary Service Overseas commented on volunteering gap-year trips. It offers tips to individuals in finding the right volunteering company. INSET: HOW TO BE A GREAT HELP.


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