How much good does volunteering do? A framework for evaluating conservation volunteer projects.
Kim Roques – Founder, All out Africa
Kim’s webinar will present some of the debate on whether volunteer tourism really does good or not. He will present some information from All Out Africa on who typically participates in such experiences and what their motivations are and why this is relevant. He will then present a framework for evaluating conservation volunteer projects. He will offer a case study from All Out Africa as an example of how to apply the framework. He will then discuss some of the merits for applying an industry standard or educating prospective volunteers to become responsible decision makers.
All Out Africa
All Out Africa creates adventures that change lives. It is a social enterprise comprising both a business and a non-profit that operates across four countries in Africa and employs almost 50 staff. Volunteer experiences have been one of its key product divisions since inception. All Out Africa also offers a range of educational, cultural and wildlife tour experiences and runs a range of accommodation facilities, a savannah research centre, a marine research centre and 7 community education centres.