Volunteer Abroad

RCDP International Volunteer Abroad

I took part in the teaching program at the local school and it was by far one of the best experiences I have had in Asia. Though the children may not have much they are constantly smiling and full of energy ( especially when it comes to sport time). My organized home stay with Michaels family was also a highlight, they were so welcoming and made me feel like I was home. I definitely recommend taking the opportunity and involving yourself in this program, it is a great way to immerse yourself in the community and learn more about Sri Lanka.

- Joshua

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Sri Lanka
Posted: Dec 8, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

This past summer I traveled to Fiji for three weeks with Global Leadership Adventures and I can honestly say it was the best experience I have ever had. Every new place we went we were greeted with the warmest welcomes and friendliest smiles I had ever seen in my life. The program director, mentors, and local staff were so incredibly helpful, supportive, intelligent, and fun. The food and housing were always great. The balance between service and adventure was awesome, we worked for long hours in the villages on a variety of projects but it was always fun. When we got back we had free time to jump in the ocean or hang out in a hammock. The excursions to see stingrays and the long mountain hikes were incredible. And the nightly meeting where we talked about leadership and our views on the world were so engaging and informative. While I was there I also became best friends with the other students on the trip, and since then have flown across the country to visit them. Everyone was so welcoming and nobody was left out, we all had so much fun together. My time in Fiji was without a doubt be the best experience I have had to date, and I know when I came home I was a changed person. I expanded my horizons and immersed myself into a new culture. I gained new knowledge of people around the world, and new insight into the vast world that is out there. My trip challenged me, it pushed me and tired me out but at the end of the day it proved to be so incredibly rewarding. I recommend this program so much to anyone who wants to do service in another country and expand their horizons. The spirit of the country was indescribable, one of the best things I have experienced in my life. The GLA staff did an amazing job organizing this and I'm so happy I was lucky enough to be a part of it!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Dec 8, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Involvement Volunteers International

I’m truly thankful for the past two months I’ve spent in this special country. I’ve met so many beautiful and inspiring people and have been exposed to a completely different way of living and have seen a completely different appreciation for life. I will cherish the memories, the friends and all the unconditional love and smiles I received.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Dec 7, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10

Globalteer

I went to Siem Reap in Cambodia and had a great time at the Helping Hands project. It is in the countryside where the kids really need the projects help. the kids are given breakfast every day, given clean water, education, sports and lots more stuff. the kids really enjoy the project and you can see that it is a really important part of their lives. Siem reap is a really great place to hang out too, lots to do and I made some great friends volunteering.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Cambodia
Posted: Dec 6, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

We Volunteer Nepal

I spent two months with we volunteer nepal and I would definetly recommend it to everyone who is thinking about a volunteer programm in Nepal.

The communication before I arrived was smooth. Bhagawan (he is the one responsible for the communication with the volunteers) answered all of my queries fast and copious. This made me feel very comfortable even before i arrived.

He then picked me up from the airport and I spend the first days with him and his very sweet wife Manju. They made me feel like at home! They provided super delicious food, went on activities with me and gave me some nepalese language and culture lessons.

Once arrived at the monastery where I should live for the further two months Bhagawan never hesitated to contact me questioning if everything is ok. He and his wife even visited me once in a while (consider: the monastery is about 2 hours drive away from his home) to make sure that everything is really ok.

After my two months were over, I started a trekking trip with my brother through the himalayas. Bhagawan gave us loads of information and even helped us with the transportation. He was even ok to leave our luggages with him during this time as we didn't needed them.

All in all, I would really recommend we volunteer nepal. Bhagawan and his wife are two very kind hearted people which will make your volunteering experience a very unique one!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 4, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Involvement Volunteers International

The trip to Fiji was really amazing and rewarding! Highly recommended to people of all ages!! Thank you for offering me such a wondering experience of a lifetime. The whole arrangement by IVI was perfectly smooth and we were well-informed of the dos and don’ts before the journey started. Special thanks to you as you are very helpful and always reply to my many queries promptly:)

It has been 2 weeks already since I left Fiji. 100% a great place for traveling, volunteering and meeting friends from all over the world. I miss everything there, especially the people and their lovely ‘Fiji smile’. They were just too friendly and easy-going. Our placements in a kindergarten in Suva and a rural primary school in Nadi were definitely the best parts of the trip. I enjoyed the teaching and was pleased that I could really help the local teachers a bit with the progress of some weaker students. (Always worrying about having no contribution at all before the trip XD) You would be surprised when you find out the huge difference in learning levels the students could have in one class, i.e. the smart ones were learning multiplication in maths while some could not even recognize the numbers from 1 to 10. Hopefully, there will be more volunteers joining in the future so that the program can be sustained in a long run.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Dec 3, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

Frontier

I spent one month in Belize as part of the Frontier manatee conservation programme. Even though I wasn't there during manatee season and I didn't see any manatees, I was still able to contribute to the project by monitoring feeding sites and helping monitor the reef which was really interesting and fun. I really enjoyed camp which is in a very remote condition and very basic. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable. The sand flies can be difficult to deal with but the wind made it very comfortable to live on camp and I also had a lot of opportunities to enjoy the south island where tourism is very developed and you can have a lot of fun in the week-ends.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Belize
Posted: Dec 3, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
8
Value:
8

RCDP Nepal

i was volunteering 3 months in Rampur chitwan on a farm.
I digged and mulched the fields. Seeded plants and saw them growing. the work was sometimes hard but I enjoyed very much and I'm really glad that i could live with a host family togerher. it was nice to see how is the actually life in nepal. We shard food, experiences and celebrated many festivals together also one marriage. i will really miss them and the wonderful peaceful time on the farm.

I can only recommend it!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 3, 2017
Overall:
7
Support:
7
Value:
6

Involvement Volunteers International

My time in Fiji was an absolute blast, and something that I will always cherish and remember! Taking part in the road trip was a fantastic program as I got to experience a lot; living like the locals in different villages, volunteering, going on adventures with new friends on the weekends, playing rugby, hanging with the locals and drinking kava, and soo much more!

Having the opportunity to experience true Fijian culture by living in the villages with several families was something that I will never forget. It is such a rare experience, and I recommend anyone travelling to Fiji to take on this opportunity. The Chief and family were very welcoming and friendly and took great care of me. Seeing such a community way of life was really great to see, with everyone getting along and taking care of one another, the kids playing outside running amuck or exploring the beaches – you just had to join in!

Being able to take part and lead kids club in Suva and helping out at a school in Levuka was just an amazing and humbling experience for me. Seeing the kid’s smiles and just how happy and grateful they are for what they have is definitely eye-opening. I have learnt so much personally, that has changed the way I think and see life. Back home we have so many great opportunities and material goods that we simply just take for granted. Whereas they are over the moon to simply go to school and have a pencil and book to write in.

A big Vinaka vakelevu to IVI, and everyone I met in Fiji whether locals or other volunteers for making my time and stay in Fiji a definite one to remember. I had an amazing trip and I will definitely be back to see my friends and “family” in the villages.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Dec 3, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

Beacon of Hope Uganda

I spent four weeks in Uganda, volunteering with Beacon of Hope Uganda. They were incredibly helpful in every other way. They picked me up from the airport and the accommodation and food was fine and fruits are delicious.

The resources are scarce for many local projects it seems to be the prime limiting factor for making progress.

Volunteering in Uganda was truly an amazing experience. Absolutely loved everything about the organization and would recommend it to everyone, regardless of where you're from or what you do for a living, they are affordable and very grassroots.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Dec 2, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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