We, the organisations listed below, do not support volunteering in orphanages abroad, whether undertaken by organised groups or individuals for short or longer periods of time. We pledge not to advertise these to our students and we will endeavour to ensure that such opportunities are neither facilitated nor promoted within our institution.
We believe in the power of volunteerism and support and encourage student learning experiences and overseas volunteering opportunities that strive for the highest standards of child protection and best practice for ethical engagement
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Please read this blog written by LSE's Volunteer Manager - universities have a duty to stop promoting orphan volunteering - setting out LSE's reason for not promoting orphanage volunteering.