Yes, but not always.
At MovingWorlds, we make sure that every project is locally-led, skills-based, and from a legitimate organization. We also educate all of our volunteers on best practices via an intensive training program prior to any experteering excursion. When volunteering, we urge you to watch out for ways that you might do more harm than good, erode jobs, or otherwise unknowingly slow progress.
For more information please read our blog post outlining the guidelines our Experteers follow in order to create a lasting positive impact on the communities they seek to help.
Additionally, here are some great articles that better explain the ethics of international volunteering:
- A better way to volunteer overseas
- 8 factors to consider when finding a volunteering project overseas