The Broadview

Doing more harm than help

Senior Lily Ross works alongside peers on a service trip to New Orleans, shoveling debris from a house they were demolishing into a nearby dumpster. Ten students from the high school division attended the weeklong annual New Orleans Service Immersion Experience trip, staying with nuns at a local sisterhood while volunteering with multiple local organizations in 2014.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2016

Volunteering in a distant community in need may seem like a noble act, but such trips can be detrimental to those “receiving” help when the volunteer lacks skills that the community needs or the sponsoring agency does not create lasting impacts. “A lot of people are a lot more willing to spend money on s...

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