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Askari WCP

I always thought it was a cliché when I heard people talk about overseas trips changing their lives – but that is exactly how I feel! My month at Askari has truly been the best month of my life. This trip has solidified my passion for conservation and animals. Immersing myself in the South African bush has been the ultimate escape from city life. I am looking forward to continuing my conservation work back home in New Zealand and also bringing back a new found love of birds! Katie, Bron and Stuart are a wealth of knowledge. Their passion for conservation is infectious and they’re a whole lot of fun too!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Nov 24, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

We looked for an ethical and respectful reserve and Askari manages wildlife in that sense. Every day was a discovery, every day could be a surprise, you never know what can be seen while out on the reserve. It’s such an adventure!

Katie, Bronwyn, Stuart and Andrew are an amazing team. Passionate and passing on that passion to all the volunteers. I learnt a lot from them about mammals, birds, plants, trees but also about poaching etc. These four weeks at Askari will be unforgettable!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: France
Posted: Nov 23, 2022
Overall:
8
Support:
8
Value:
8

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

If you’re thinking of volunteering with IVHQ, you absolutely must! The confidence this trip has given me, even in a week, is incredible. Being my first trip abroad alone with ADHD, I was excited but quite nervous however IVHQ, the local team/host family and other volunteers were lovely and so helpful. I learned so many things - navigating a new city and public transport alone (with the local team available if I got lost lol), teaching in front of a class (the students were brilliant and so grateful), and socialising in different languages (with both locals and volunteers). Also having the opportunity to experience another culture was amazing. The food was beautiful and my French speaking came on a lot, even in a week. Although, if you can, I would recommend going for more than a week since there is so much to do and you won’t have time (and won’t want to go back home!). It also put me at ease knowing for sure once I was there that the organisation is ethical and actually contributes to the sustainable development goals! Overall, such a great experience!!!

Program: TEFL
Location: Morocco
Posted: Nov 17, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I had a genuinely meaningful, fulfilling, and enjoyable time on my first IVHQ trip. The youth support volunteer trip was based in Lisbon, Portugal, and it was my first time being in the country. What a great way to explore a new place! You connect with both fellow international travellers, but the rich local community, too. Likewise, you have the opportunity to stay in safe, private hostels/rooms, while still being central to the action (i.e. town/city centers, transportation, nature, etc). But perhaps the deepest, most profound educational experience is the hands-on volunteering. What better way to connect to a community than to help their most vulnerable demographics? My particular placement worked with young mothers enrolled in school (14yo-24yo) and their infants in need of day-care (1mo-1yo). The placement was ideal for me, as it allowed me to deploy my love for / experience with young children and enabled me to help the promotion of education for young women from disadvantaged communities. Overall, I developed a deep connection with the country and community, while also diversifying my interactions and experiences with a unique, cosmopolitan group of travellers staying in the hostel.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Portugal
Posted: Nov 2, 2022
Overall:
9
Support:
8
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

when i decided to do this i went with no expectations and an open mind. what i did not expect tho, was to meet so many amazing people. it was truly an experience i will never forget. Bali has become my second home and i can't wait to return to the people there. the program itself is very well constructed and you'll never be bored. there is always something to do and to see. if you need anything the local staff is there to help you 24/7. teaching at a school is just amazing. with all the kids, playing and learning. you really don't want to miss out on this!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Nov 1, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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