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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Honestly, this experience was even more rewarding than I could have ever hoped. Everything was spectacular from day one! Applying was easy and I met so many likeminded and wonderful people who I'm so happy to call my friends. The school I worked in was amazing and I was inspired every day by the children I got to teach. In fact, every person I met in this wonder of a country was beyond incredible; they are the nicest and most accommodating people I've ever encountered. I feel honoured to have met them. I could not have asked for a more exceptional host family, I have no doubt that they made this trip better than it otherwise could have been. They welcomed us with open arms and we instantly felt like part of the family! Chandni, Mohit, Raj and Aryan created a fun and caring environment full of laughter and went above and beyond to help us with everything. Without them, organising weekend travel to other cities would have been so painful. They are beautiful, kind, lively people and I'm going to miss them so much! Volunteering through IVHQ was the best decision I've made to date and I'm already planning my next trip.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Feb 12, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Volunteering in India with IVHQ was the best experience I've had my whole life. I loved going to my school everyday and teaching the children. We got to experience true Indian culture in the best way possible which is what you want coming on a trip like this. My host family were amazing, I had so much fun staying with them and they were very welcoming and made me feel very at home and so comfortable. Travelling on the weekends was made super easy to organise with the support of our host family. We had 24/7 support with anything we needed which was very comforting.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Feb 12, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

This is my second year volunteering with Sankalp. Although, I feel as if volunteering is an understatement; Sankalp is a home and a family. This program is amazing and I completely recommend it for anyone looking to do something unique in a different country. India itself is very hectic and overwhelming, but Amita & Pranay (program directors) & Puni (house manager) provide a safe, welcoming environment. The house becomes a home to all who stay there and everyone becomes family quickly. The bonds I have made with my fellow volunteers in two years will always be memorable. Amita, Pranay, and Puni have a great dedication to helping the Indian society while enriching foreigners experience. I personally volunteered in the orphanage program. It is definitely emotional and tough at first, but the rewards from the beautiful, giggly children make it worth it. Puni makes amazing Indian food for both lunch and dinner along with her great sense of humor! The accamodiations are suitable to people from all over. The house is safe and protected throughout the day and night. Amita and Pranay are available for any questions or concerns and Puni lives in the house to be of company and guidance 24/7. Everything is wonderful in this program, but I must encourage the friendships most of all. Volunteering is more than just work, it's bonding with people all over the world and sharing a unified experience with them. Sankalp offers this. You'll enter as a foreigner and leave as part of a family. I will most definitely be returning next year in 2017. Thank you Sankalp!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Feb 12, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

The premedical program in Honduras was an amazing trip for me and I would recommend it to anyone considering a future in medicine. You will see and do things you never thought possible being an undergrad and hopefully it will help solidify your career path in medicine. After this trip I realized medicine is for me and I want to pursue medical school. I also realized OB-GYN is not for me. I was really fascinated with emergency trauma and surgery. In the ER we saw gunshot victims, stab victims, firework victims, and many motor accident victims. You will see some things here you are not prepared for like possibly witnessing death. Seeing someone die was hard for me, but it is part of life and you have to realize there are more people who need help so you need to move on and be focused on them. Aside from the medical aspect, I became very good friends with the other abv volunteers. Every weekend we went to different locations and traveled around Honduras. I would recommend Cayos Cochinos which is an island where survivor was filmed and also Utila which is a big party island.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Honduras
Posted: Feb 10, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Five weeks volunteering was not long enough time in Bulenga, Uganda. I had a life changing experience -meeting so many wonderful people both at the orphanage and the house – even strangers on the street. I learned most from the kids and they gave me more than I could teach to them. I will always be thankful for this experience and thank A Broader View for this opportunity. I more than highly recommend volunteers considering volunteering in Africa to come to Bulenga Uganda. You will not regret it!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Feb 9, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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