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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

As someone who volunteers quite often I must say IVHQ was by far the most organized and in depth program I have yet to take part in. Everyone looks out for their volunteers while on the job from before the trip to during and even afterwards with frequent e-mails checking.
I will definitely be volunteering with IVHQ again soon! :)

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Oct 11, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Comments

which program did you work with in CR?

Volunteer Adventures

This is an organization that i volunteered with and they are very professional in your volunteer program placement and are dedicated to giving you a good stay in Ghana

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Oct 8, 2009
Overall:
8
Support:
6
Value:
7

Volunteering Solutions

Volunteering at an orphanage with young children is always what I wanted to do for a while. I came to Cambodia as I wanted tolearn about Khmer culture and know more about its history. Volunteering Phnom Penh was a great experience, which I will remeber for the rest of my life. It has been rewarding and I will always miss the wonderful children and people I meet on my trip. Thanks to Volunteering Solutions who made this trip possible and also to the local staff namely Anica. Will definately recommend this to others!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Cambodia
Posted: Oct 8, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Comments

This is a biased posting. Here, this volunteer gives a highest rating to all categories, including over all, support, and value. No volunteer company is perfect; consequently, the rating given by this volunteer does not reflect a genuine judgment and assertion of the company. But, what could rather be a product of bribery, where Volunteer Solutions has given extra services or even money in order to receive a positive feedback. Bribing or asking people for positive feedbacks on a failing company is belittling all volunteer programs out there. Rather than apologizing to volunteers who suffered in this program, giving them refunds, or improving the quality of the program, he asks favors from people like mom4equality or similar easily bribable people to write reviews in their favor. Mom4equality writes in response to the other volunteer complaints, “I must say these [volunteers] are sounding like spoiled children. Their complaints are more about life in India in general than VI specifically.” But what mom4equality fails to explain is her own experience in the program. So my question is, out of the hundred of negative postings and even a face book group of nearly 600 people out crying of their illegal business practices, how much did he pay you to write your posting?
Hi Mat, Any chance I can have an email address to contact you on please? I'm planning the Cambodia trip with Volunteering Solutions and could do with a bit more info if possible. Many thanks, Hannah
Hi Mat. Can I ask some questions? Do you have an email my wife and I can contact you on? I am just a bit suspicious of some of these posts as the feedback is very similar (writing style) and I have heard some bad reports about this company. Sorry if this sounds bad but I would like to get in touch via email and get more information as I am interested.

Volunteering Solutions

I enjoyed my experience in Thailad and I highly recommend anyone wanting to go on the trip through Volunteering Solutions. If you have the money and the time, I say why not go? That was the first time I ever went to Thailand so it was more personal for me too to be able to see the country and stuff. The support from the office in India was great and they have all information that was important in time.
I did the orphanage placement in Bangkok earlier this year. I was provided a apartment accommdation for myself and I had all that i needed: washing machine, kitchen, bathrooms in each room. To be honest, I felt really safe. The coordinator uswin was also very helpful in every way possible.
The place was located about 50 min from city ceter and it was great to work with these lovey children and caring staff. Once I finished my work everyday I could go around town and see things, as Ayutthaya has so much to see and do. It is full of temples and in the evening there are nice places to hang out like - Tonys place and Jazz bar. You will always get people here from around the world to spend quality time in th evening. The places close down early so if you are planning to do late night .. I would suggest you to start early.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Thailand
Posted: Oct 6, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Comments

This is a biased posting. Here, this volunteer gives a highest rating to all categories, including over all, support, and value. No volunteer company is perfect; consequently, the rating given by this volunteer does not reflect a genuine judgment and assertion of the company. But, what could rather be a product of bribery, where Volunteer Solutions has given extra services or even money in order to receive a positive feedback. Bribing or asking people for positive feedbacks on a failing company is belittling all volunteer programs out there. Rather than apologizing to volunteers who suffered in this program, giving them refunds, or improving the quality of the program, he asks favors from people like mom4equality or similar easily bribable people to write reviews in their favor. Mom4equality writes in response to the other volunteer complaints, “I must say these [volunteers] are sounding like spoiled children. Their complaints are more about life in India in general than VI specifically.” But what mom4equality fails to explain is her own experience in the program. So my question is, out of the hundred of negative postings and even a face book group of nearly 600 people out crying of their illegal business practices, how much did he pay you to write your posting?
Hi, I want to go to Kenya this summer. Is there any way for me to talk to you and ask some questions?

Amigos de las Americas

best experience of my life. you'll never meet any one who did this program who says otherwise. If you are between 16 and 20ish, then i am telling you that you will never have another opertunity like this one to fall in love and belong to a different family. just do it!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Panama
Posted: Oct 6, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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