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- n. Plural form of voluntourist.
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One of the most popular activities among voluntourists is working at children's homes in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
"voluntourists," who go on guided tours of the beach and then participate in restoration programs and cleanup events.
Likewise, a nonprofit organization hosting a group of voluntourists may be mindful of both the learning and leisure motives of the travelers, but they will have a primary focus on the labor that is to be done.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No matter what the incentive, many voluntourists say the opportunity to give back is the ultimate vacation.
The group also questions projects where voluntourists displace locals on routine work, "as if local people weren't able to cook things or clean things or teach," says Tricia Barnett, the group's director.
With some agencies there is a commitment to the community or local issue that transcends the visits by voluntourists.
Kevin Fay recently joined voluntourists still helping to rebuild New Orleans-area homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.