Additional Authors

Daftary, Dolly

Publication Date

7-1-2005

Summary

International voluntary service represents the contribution of one’s time to some cause, which is largely uncompensated and spent in a country other than one’s home country. The forms of international service have evolved from roots in missionary service to a focus on development of the host communities and the volunteers. Current trends emphasize mutuality, accountability, and participation by host communities, but against a historical and contemporary backdrop, inequality remains between the volunteers and hosts. This paper speculates a range of possible positive and negative developmental outcomes, programmatic strategies to mediate negative effects, and research to inform program and policy development.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Civic Engagement and Service

Subarea

International Service

Original Citation

McBride, A. M., & Daftary, D. (2005). International service: History and forms, pitfalls and potential (CSD Working Paper No. 05-10). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7765DVJ

Project

Global Assessment of Civic Service

Keywords

international service

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