I was really excited to hear from Alicia and be introduced to her platform – Dear God, Are We There Yet?
At first, I thought this was a religious concept. There’s nothing wrong with that, but that’s not what this site is about. But, I quickly realize that wasn’t the case (I’m not even sure what Alicia’s religious preference is, to be honest).
Instead, the name is in reference to the questions many of us find ourselves asking despite our religious beliefs…
Dear God, Why? Why me? Why them? Why now?
Dear God, When? When will things change?
Dear God, How? How did this happen?
My first response to Alicia was to grill her on voluntourism. You see, there is good and bad voluntourism. Nothing can ever be simple it seems. I wanted to know if we were on the same page in terms of the different aspects of voluntourism.
I was so happy to read her response and realize we were! And, immediately, I was interested in covering this platform.
While it was started with an idea to transform the volunteer travel atmosphere, COVID-19 made things shift quickly. For now, and I imagine even after travel resumes, you’ll find volunteer opportunities that can be done virtually.
Send cards to elderly people who may feel extra lonely during this time, volunteer homeschool knowledge for parents that are suddenly feeling very overwhelmed, and so many more things.
Without further ado, let’s meet Alicia and Dear God, Are We There Yet?