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We have volunteer programs for those who want to work with us at our site locations, either on health, environment, economic, human rights and other related work.

Tanzania volunteerism
We are based in two cities–Mbeya city and Arusha city. Opportunities are available at these and other locations across the region.
visit our site www.mellowswanafrica.org for more information
or communicate with us through email. mfaarusha2011@gmail.com

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

An absolutely amazing experience. I honestly couldn't recommend it enough. A little pricey, but absolute nothing compared to what I've gained from the experience. Would reccomend this project 100%

Program:
Location: Madagascar
Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
8

Global Crossroad

What a great place to stay! I was pleasantly surprised by the accommodations. I came here not knowing what to expect, so obviously preparing for the worst. Very homey environment that I was quite comfortable in. we had our own space when we wanted but also had the dining and living room to hang out in with other volunteers and the family. I felt very safe here knowing that I could leave and not worry about anything I brought. The gated house was also nice because you could hang out in the yard and it would be locked at night. I also appreciated the shower (with running water) and flushable toilet. I felt very much at home here and would recommend it to others looking into coming to Ghana.
I never really looked at the family here as staff. They did an awesome job at making us feel welcome and allowing us to join their family. I would much rather consider them as friends. They were very helpful in anything you might need or in answering questions. They made sure our stay here was comfortable and safe. I felt I could approach anyone of them at any time. Mary Ann did an awesome job with accommodating my food intolerance. This family was so great.
I was at countryside orphanage during my time here. It was an eye-opening experience but very enjoyable. I found you really need to decide what you want to do there and go with it as they don’t have a set schedule for you. (example if you want to organize a game or teach) the days were exam time so there wasn’t much opportunity to do a lot of teaching but the time spent hanging out with the kids and making friends was valuable. The teachers were very friendly and easy to work with. At times I felt sad for the kids but realized this is life as they know it and we can just be with them for the moment. I really enjoyed my time here and would definitely recommend it to others.
This organization was a good one I thought. Very reasonable pricing as compared to other organizations. It was nice to be able to talk to someone who was able to answer my questions before I committed to anything. The coordinator here in Ghana was also very helpful once we had been placed, to answer questions and give us information. He did a good job of trying to prepare us. Very user friendly online with a good amount of information. Many different programs for whatever you are interested in

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Crossroad

The house is awesome! I always felt safe and welcome while I was here and always had enough to eat. The room was perfect, and with 3 people in it, it wasn’t too crowded, and we got to know each other better because we were living so close together! The fans worked and we were provided with mosquito nets. The bathroom and shower were a bonus. The kitchen, dining room and family room were perfect to hang out and socialize! I highly recommend staying here.
The “staff” was amazing, although I did not consider them as staff. Rather, they became close friends in the short I stayed here. They always asked how I was doing and were loving and welcoming! They were always helpful and the food was good! They made my stay in Ghana more than it would have been otherwise. Franklin is so awesome for letting people stay here, and he was always around to talk to and would do anything to help out.
I went to countryside orphanage during my time here. It was a very interesting experience and I made friends with the kids as well as teachers and other volunteers. It wasn’t possible for me to get to know all the kids while there because there are so many of them and I had so little time. But they are all so lovable. The schedule was really slack because the students were writing exams so we didn’t teach or anything, but I got to hang out a lot! I would recommend this orphanage to anyone.
Using Global Crossroad was straight forward and easy. The corresponders were helpful and I always knew what I had to do. The way it’s set up can be useful for volunteers with different interests. I would recommend people to use this site because the price was reasonable and it’s easy to use!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Crossroad

My four week experience in Guatemala was life changing. It enabled me to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Guatemalan culture, which I would not have gotten had only travelled through. Staying with a local family, taking Spanish lessons and volunteering at the clinic meant that my days were busy and compltely full of Spanish. Because there was no opportunity to speak English, it meant that my Spanish improved substantially and I reached the goal that I had set for myself. The volunteering aspect of the program was valuable in my future direction as a Dietitian, where understanding the Guatemalan mentality towards food and health, as well as from a medical point of view, gave me a cultural understanding of what those things mean in a less developed country. I was lucky to be able to give lessons about food and health to the children at the clinic and this interaction was very rewarding. I must admit that without this, I may have felt somewhat useless because when I was sitting in on Dr consultations, I could only observe and I would have liked to have had a little more responsibility if I was not giving the classes as well. Oscar, the in-country co-ordinator, was very helpful in making me feel settled with my host family and at the clinic. He was also my Spanish teacher, along with his collegue Mario, and both teachers taught me with much more precision and in much more depth than what I had previously experienced, so a big thankyou is owed to them both. I would recommend the program to anybody considering doing it, however, my only suggestion is to be fully aware that, in most cases, you will only be observing the Dr's and you will need as much Spanish as possible to get the most out of it.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Guatemala
Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
7

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