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The Ethical Volunteer

The Ethical Volunteer is a knowledge sharing platform and video travel guide that promotes independent and ethical overseas volunteering.

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  • Industry Travel
  • Location Pilates Dublin . ie, Dublin, Ireland
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

TEV is creating an online interactive knowledge sharing platform for projects and volunteers worldwide. We enable ethical volunteering, both virtual and on the ground. TEV films each of our projects, highlighting their activities while educating volunteers as to their potential impacts when volunteering overseas. We give local community projects a voice, connecting them with suitable volunteers while promoting local economic development.


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    Sarah Carroll

    After a brief career as a geophysicist, Sarah moved to Tanzania in 2006 to open a hostel on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, providing accommodation for volunteers and working alongside local grass roots organisations, while helping to organise volunteer placements for twenty volunteers at any time. After returning to Ireland in 2011, Sarah decided to expand her vision of a 'community hostel' into a worldwide movement.

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    Bob Kelly

    Bob has spent the last ten years as a film-maker. During this time he has traveled the world, making films about his journeys both in front and behind the camera. He has made programmes for RTE, TV3, AT5, BBC, Travel Channel. This experience inspired him to become involved in the hugely positive work carried out by ethical volunteering projects throughout the world from Iceland to Australia and everywhere in between.

Previous Investors

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    Wicklow County Enterprise Board, Ireland
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    Various through Indiegogo Campaign