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Volunteering Solutions

Just came back from an amazing trip! Everything turned out great as people at volunteering solutions were great and helped at every step. A must visit if you are planning for Thailand...

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Thailand
Posted: Feb 8, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Volunteering in Kpando, Ghana was truly an amazing experience. As one of the leaders for a 12 person group it was extremely important to work with an organized and supportive program. I found the staff at A Broader View to be a major help during the planning period of my trip. All of my emails were quickly answered, Sarah was always available to answer any questions over the telephone, and all of my concerns about safety were addressed. I worked together with A Broader View in order to come up with a great itinerary to provide meaningful service in Ghana. There is such a wide range of volunteer opportunities so no matter what area you would like to focus your service on it is possible through A Broader View.
I urge everybody to go and experience the beautiful country of Ghana. The people were so warm and inviting. Everywhere we went kids came to hug us and adults took us in with open arms. There is so much that can be done in Africa and so much that you can learn from the people there. Going in with an open mind and getting first hand experience is the best way to actually do something about poverty, preventable illnesses, and HIV/Aids education.
. I experienced and learned so much more then I ever thought was possible during my time in Ghana.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Feb 8, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

no support whatsoever,charging over 3 times more than the school itself does if organised independently and told me I was going to Puerto Cortes, before i ended up in La Ceiba. absolutely diabolical.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Honduras
Posted: Feb 7, 2009
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
0

Volunteering Solutions

We had the time of our life. Sahil the person at their office was there to help me and my son always and made a perfect trip for us all through. We are already planning another trip with them!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ecuador
Posted: Feb 6, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

Do NOT travel with Frontier! They are absolutely dreadful and it's a waste of your money. I taught in Tanzania and whilst the experience itself was amazing, and I will definitely go back at some point, Frontier let me (and the other volunteers) down big time.
It's hard to summarise, but let's give it a go. Only after paying the full £895 were we told that the school was closed for summer holidays for the entire month we were there. We had no field staff member as promised in the original contract and had to rely on once a week visits from staff at the marine camp.
Frontier kept piling on the costs once we'd paid (such as £160 for internal flights), and on landing on our island we were told that we weren't staying in town as we'd been told all along, but actually living at the school.
They barely provided enough money for food (£6/7 per week) and made no donation to the school - leaving me wondering where £600-700 of my money disappeared to.
Just don't travel with them whatever you do.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Tanzania
Posted: Feb 6, 2009
Overall:
1
Support:
0
Value:
2

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