Volunteer Abroad

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I had the best time of my life on this trip. Meeting new people, visiting a new country and spending time with nature all while doing work to help sustain the natural environment. Staying on a private Island in the middle if the Caribbean Sea, hunting lion fish and learning about their anatomy, playing volleyball (it gets very competitive) and then also being able to learn about the environment through the presentations that we have daily, some of which I got to present. I highly recommend this program and don't worry about going alone, because I did this alone and I felt comfortable from the first day, I've made some lifelong friends and experiences from this trip and you will to.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Belize
Posted: Apr 6, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

After our original marine conservation program in Madagascar was cancelled due to the pandemic, IVHQ continued their excellent program management and helped us transfer our fees to a new program in Belize. Our contact with our IVHQ Program Manager Molly was infrequent but when we needed her, she was a short email away. IVHQ's partner in Belize - ReefCI - provided an awesome experience. We learned about lionfish - an invasive fish species around the Caribbean Barrier Reef - and we spend most of our dives hunting and spearing them. What a great experience, and they're tasty too! We also performed beach cleanup and were informed and educated about other relevant environmental topics in the region, specifically plastic pollution in the ocean. Thanks to IVHQ and ReefCI for running first rate operations.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Belize
Posted: Dec 8, 2021
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

The weeks that I spent at Askari were amazing. The place and the entire staff are incredible, thank you to Katie and Ed for always being willing to teach us so much about the bush and about conservation. Being able to help out at such an amazing place with such great people is just a super nice experience. I recommend Askari to anyone who is interested in wilderness conservation without a doubt.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Nov 18, 2021
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

This month at Askari was completely awesome, from the beginning to the end. It was a beautiful experience and thanks to two incredible guides, Ed and Katie, we have learned a lot about the bush. I recommend Askari, you can go there with your eyes closed. Thank you Ed and Katie, thank you Askari.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Nov 2, 2021
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

My time here in Askari has been very special. I learned so much about nature. Being here helped me change my perspective towards life. I feel like now I have even more respect for nature. I am not only taking pictures and knowledge back home but also a big commitment to take care of this planet. I am also super thankful that I got to share this experience with very special people. I loved every second here in Askari and I hope I can be back soon.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Oct 31, 2021
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Green Life Volunteers

volunteering at the wildlife sanctuary was truly an educational and amazing experience. The work they are doing there with rehabilitating the hurt animals is truly amazing. It definitely took us a couple days to get settled in but wouldn’t have want to miss it for the world. Everybody was so friendly, flexible and accommodating. One of my favorite parts was rehabilitating the baby sloths, which definitely made other tasks such as cage cleaning worth it! To everyone who is part of this project, thank you so much for letting me be part of it and please keep up the amazing work as i am sure its making a great positive difference to costa rica’s wildlife:)

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Sep 9, 2021
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

My volunteer trip to Croatia went perfectly well; the organizers were incredibly kind and through this experience, I was able to meet some amazing people, with whom I made some very strong friendships.
However, I was only in Croatia for one week and I think it should be stated on the website that one week is not enough for the marine conservation program. Indeed, since I was not at all qualified in diving, teaching me all the basics took the whole week and I had very little opportunity to pick up trash on the ocean floor.
Nevertheless, I still insist that it was an extraordinary experience and one that I will remember for the rest of my life!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Croatia
Posted: Aug 19, 2021
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I volunteered in Colombia for 3 weeks doing the Community Development program. This program was amazing and I can definitely say that I got a lot out of it! I worked with children building connections with them by doing arts and crafts and teaching them English. This also helped me to build my Spanish skills as well. I liked that this program allowed me to see all parts of the country, the good and bad, allowing me to appreciate it much more. I was able to connect with locals and see aspects of the culture more than I would if I were just a tourist in the country. My favorite part was that on my last day working with the kids, they wrote a letter for me and took the time to translate it to English since my Spanish is not the best! I 10/10 would recommend this program to anyone looking for a life changing experience!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: USA
Posted: Aug 5, 2021
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

My trip to Quito was one I will never forget, I am a teacher in the States and I really wanted to go out of the country and give back. I never could have imagined what I was walking in to. The kids and staff are wonderful and very appreciative of ever volunteer there. The community is awesome and the children are even better. All of these children deserve a chance to dream and have goals and I think by doing our part they can see they can do much more with their lives. I plan to do more things like this, but this trip I will never forget.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ecuador
Posted: Aug 3, 2021
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

It was a life-changing experience for me! The staff is amazing and it's a great privilege to be part of an effort for conservation. Living in a reserve is an amazing experience and it made me review my priorities for the better. It was my first time in Africa, but I felt completely at home at Askari and learnt so much. I can't wait to come back.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Jul 21, 2021
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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