I truly enjoyed my experience in India volunteering for IVHQ.
The Orientation week was a great way to help me to settle gently into Indian life, with language lessons and tours in a group of wonderful people.
The Volunteer Coordinators were extremely helpful and always available to offer support, answer questions or book taxis for us. They visited the projects often to ensure everything was going smoothly and that there were no problems.
The family I stayed with during my homestay were very welcoming and made me feel comfortable and at home. When I became unwell, my "mum" was the one who took me to the hospital and helped me speak to the doctor. Her cooking was amazing as well :)
I made such amazing friends both on the orientation week and during my volunteering stint, whom I am still in contact with today and will be for a long time to come. It was a truly life-changing experience, and I would do it again in an instant.