If you are an individual looking to work in an orphanage or a nonprofit that works with orphans - this post is for you.
As you may know, GivingWay has a strong policy against orphanage volunteering. But why? Helping orphaned children can seem like the ultimate reason to head out and volunteer.
Unfortunately, there are many grave issues directly relating to orphanage volunteering. Illegitimate institutions housing children who are not in fact orphans for profit, child trafficking, and child exploitation are just a few of the countless issues that need to be addressed in this issue.
As such, GivingWay is strongly opposed to Orphanage Tourism as a concept and as a practice, and does not want to enable its negative effects on vulnerable children - so it does not allow orphanages on the network.
If we are notified that a certain nonprofit on the site is an orphanage or can reasonably be suspected of conducting such activities we will take immediate action to handle the issue.
We encourage you to read more about this issue in our blog post.