Voluntourism involves providing free work to enhance your touristic experience, and often involves a hefty fee. It’s typically designed around the desires of the tourist, rather than the real needs of the community itself - and as a result can end up creating more harm than good.
Unlike voluntourism, Experteering is a proven way to create lasting change. You can think of Experteering as a specific type of volunteering that is skills-based, where the goal is to transfer knowledge and specific professional expertise to help your host organization lay the foundation for long-term growth, rather than creating cycles of dependency.
You can view a full, detailed breakdown of the differences between Experteering and Voluntourism here.