RCDP International Volunteer Abroad

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Volunteering in an orphanage in Sri Lanka was an absolutely brilliant experience. I was located in the coastal city of Galle for a month, I spent about 4 hours every week day with the young children (ages below 5). All that was required of me at the orphanage was entertaining and cleaning the kids. The babies were an incredible amount of fun to play with. Definitely an amazing experience in my life.

I stayed at Micheal Ferreira's house with his family throughout the month I was in Sri Lanka. They were a very welcoming family and Micheal was incredibly helpful in organising my weekends where I traveled the country. The meals prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner were superb, I could not get enough!

Overall great Trip.

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Posted: September 1, 2017
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10
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10
Value:
10
Age:
19

I volunteered at the Ruhunu Childrens Orphanage and stayed with Michael and his family in Galle, Sri Lanka. I felt very welcome the whole time and his wife made us three meals a day which were delicious. I spent two weeks at the orphanage working with children 2 years old and under and had a really incredible experience. I raised $2600 CAD which I used to buy supplies, medicine, instruments and toys for the orphanage. Michael helped with everything and made the process really easy. Overall it was a great few weeks and I would highly recommend this program!

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Posted: August 17, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
8
By: kskotheim
Age:
22

I had a fantastic stay in Ghana which is a very welcoming country. Ghanaians are very friendly but sometimes a bit too much. Franklin our host and his family were incredible. i could not have felt more at home. the accommodation was great, we had our privacy and lots of space. The food was delicious even though sometimes too spicy for me but very varied and we got to taste many different local foods which was great. during my two-week stay, i worked at an orphanage teaching children of different ages school subjects such as mathematics, french or English, played, cared and had a lot of fun with them. the children are so caring, sometimes stubborn but enriched my experience here in so many ways. in our spare time, we visited the market, the beach, a slave castle in Cape Coast and went on a canopy walk. these activities permitted for me to discover Ghanaian culture and made my trip very exciting and full of emotions. if i ever had a problem,i knew i could count on Franklin,his daughters or anyone at the orphanage. The people are so caring that i felt constantly well supported. i would greatly recommend my experience in Ghana if you wish to discover a new culture, help children and come back as a different human being. this trip was eye-opening, so gratifying and a magical experience.

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Posted: July 19, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: Capucine
Age:
15

I did medical volunteering in Puntarenas. At first, It was not what I expected. The communication and clarity about the program before it started wasn't completely correct and some items weren't clear. Despite that, I had a great experience. The people in the clinic where I volunteered were so nice and I got to see interesting procedures. The clinic is very well provided and the people are well-off, so don't expect an underdeveloped area. The volunteerhouse and food are very nice. Although I think they're could've been smoother communication about activities etc. However, I really liked Costa Rica and I had a great experience.

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Posted: July 15, 2017
Overall:
7
Support:
5
Value:
6
By: Cjill
Age:
22

This company has a supportive team to guide you through placements. One thing that bugged me was that some of the coordinators pocketed money from the volunteers which were supposed to go to the family we stayed with. However, if it was not for this program, I would not have gained friends and family in Kenya and would not have been able to see the true wild life on this magnificent continent.

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Posted: July 11, 2017
Overall:
7
Support:
6
Value:
8
By: musictea
Age:
24

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