Definition of voluntourism in English:

voluntourism

Line breaks: vol¦un|tour¦ism
Pronunciation: /vɒlənˈtʊərɪz(ə)m
 
, vɒlənˈtɔːrɪz(ə)m
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A form of tourism in which travellers participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity: at the core of voluntourism is the desire to help others [as modifier]: voluntourism programmes
    More example sentences
    • Voluntourism is an experience-based way to enjoy a country and discover its people at a grassroots level.
    • Particularly when traveling internationally, the biggest expense with voluntourism is getting there.
    • We will offer voluntourism, fun, and great adventure with like-minded travellers.

Derivatives

voluntourist

noun
More example sentences
  • Close to three hundred voluntourists have visited Fiji since April last year.
  • In between projects, voluntourists have the chance to visit places such as Monkey Land or go bungee-jumping at the Bloukrans Bridge.
  • Voluntourists are giving up all-inclusive beach resorts in the Caribbean for the opportunity to help others.

Origin

1990s: blend of volunteer and tourism.

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