Frontier

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9 / 10 after 638 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings

Frontier has over 300 projects globally, offering unlimited opportunities to volunteer abroad. You could be spending memorable days scuba diving off the brilliant white beaches of Fiji or discovering South Africa on a conservation project with lion cubs! You can learn new skills, gain valuable qualifications and make lifelong friends.

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Spent the last month on a journalism placement with Coverstory Ltd as a Frontier volunteer - a completely unforgettable experience which I would definitely recommend.

PRE-PROJECT SUPPORT AND COORDINATION
Information and field brief ensured my project was exactly as detailed. However, the website could be improved for ease of access to get this information, and would like to have had access to the field brief sooner than a month before the project. Project blogs/videos very useful to give a clear idea of what to expect.

ACCOMODATION
The homestay with a Fijian family was exactly as expected, due to the helpful vlog tour which I had seen before arrival. Was a brilliant way to properly immerse myself in the culture, the family was incredibly welcoming. In addition, the food provided was both healthy and tasty - the living arrangements, while not overly luxurious, are comfortable and practical.

WORK
The staff were supportive, and willing to answer any questions. Felt my experience was worthwhile due to the range of work and responsibility on offer. Only negative would be the initial workload which meant I spent a couple of days without assignments. Though this was resolved by the third/fourth day, other volunteers expressed similar discontent so does depend on the time of month you arrive and how much is available.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE
Staff on project were amazing - very supportive, genuinely caring and willing to go above and beyond. Only other improvement would be that Frontier more actively encourages volunteers to spend time in their location when the project is finished - I didn't think of this, but would definitely have done it if advised!

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Posted: August 9, 2017
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10
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10
Value:
9
Age:
18

I have had the best four weeks of my life. The Frontier staff made me feel so welcome from the start. I enjoyed staying in the homestay and felt like part of the family. On my project I got to meet some inspirational people, travel to an island and improve my journalism skills. I would recommend Frontier to all my friends and am thinking of doing another project next year. I have not got a negative thing to say about my experience and I am sad to be leaving. The project exceeded all my expectations. At the weekends we got to travel to many different places and I have made memories I will never forget.

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Posted: July 27, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
20

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my project and would volunteer with Frontier again in a heartbeat. I was on the teaching project which was as challenging as it was rewarding (be prepared to be thrown in at the deep end). The project felt well organised but also was relaxed and enjoyable. The other volunteers and staff were all wonderful and were the highlight of my time in Fiji, The homestay was a fantastic experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. Although there was an issue of bed bugs, Sarah dealt with the issue to the best of her ability and was extremely understanding (I cannot praise her highly enough). The food was lovely and all medical issues were dealt with extremely well. Every member of staff was absolutely excellent in every way, they made the whole experience wonderful and should be highly praised. The staff in London could have been more knowledgeable about the homestay, however this was a minor issue.

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Posted: July 27, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
8
Age:
22

I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Animal health and welfare project in Fiji.\
Everyone, volunteers and locals alike, were highly friendly and many locals would attempt to stop on the street to chat with you.

The accomodation was basic but suitable. Everyone had their own bed and the food each night was delicious! The tap water was suitable to drink, which meant that hardly any money was spent on drinks at all!
The project itself was enlightening, and very worthwhile. Sometimes the work could be hard, as you would see issues that would be very unlikely to arise in the UK, but the people and animals made everything worthwhile.

The weekends were packed full of tourist-like trips, and it was very interesting to see the difference between "Locals-Fiji" and "Tourist-Fiji".

The project was an amazing and rewarding time of my life, and I made friends with people whom I hope I stay in touch with.

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Posted: July 14, 2017
Overall:
9
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9
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9
By: Bl_Murray
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Posted: July 14, 2017
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10
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