Volunteerism, Service-Learning, Voluntourism: What It Means to “Give Back.”

The walls of university corridors are usually plastered with posters and flyers calling for volunteers. Each promotes a different cause, some more common than others, featuring pictures of smiling young adults dressed in t-shirts and jeans, often extending a hand forward to assist a senior member. Given the number of newsletters and emails sent on the subect, it can be an intriguing topic for those who are unfamiliar with the culture of volunteering in North America. After all, volunteer is a noun, verb, and adjective.

Full article at Urban Times.