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

Definition of voluntourism in English:


[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.



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.


1990s: blend of volunteer and tourism.

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