That really socially active girl you went to college with just posted photos of her with some orphans in a rural village where she is volunteering teaching English for an NGO, and you're thinking, "Do I need to do some voluntourism too?" No! Voluntourism is just an ego boost for those dealing with guilt from their first world privilege. If you want to take a vacation, take a vacation, but if you actually want to have a positive impact, get down and dirty with these real life solutions.
[Photos via @barbiesavior]