Volunteering overseas made easy

Flegel, Ken; MacDonald, Noni; H├ębert, Paul C.; Stanbrook, Matthew B.
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, p1493
Academic Journal
The authors discusses the aspects of volunteering, its advantages and disadvantages and the problems associated with voluntarism. The author refers to the possible benefits a volunteer can achieve for themselves such as personal growth, satisfaction, and reward. On the other hand, volunteers can be more burdensome rather than helpful, especially in disaster relief settings when proper training is not given. Moreover, the author encourages the need for health institutions to support volunteers.


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