I just recently returned home from volunteering with IVHQ in Ghana doing childcare work. If I had to describe my entire experience in one word, that word would be amazing. I had no idea what kind of program IVHQ was going to offer me but they were terrific. The local staff at the main volunteer house in Accra were always so helpful, friendly, and nice to volunteers. The volunteer coordinator for my childcare program, Evans, was great and always made sure we were doing well at our placement. By the end of my trip the local staff felt more like friends than staff members. At my placement program I always felt welcomed and well taken care of. The food was excellent and if there was something we did not care for on our menu, our cook was always willing to change it and make something we did enjoy. We had two cooks while I was there, Ike and Mina, and both were really great. Volunteering is truly what you make it, and if you are someone who travels to another country with an open mind and put in the effort, you will definitely have a wonderful time. IVHQ is extremely affordable and definitely worthwhile. If I volunteer abroad again I know that I will go through IVHQ. I have only been home for a few days but I am already missing the beautiful children and friends that I made in Ghana. Ghana itself is a beautiful country with great beaches, landscapes, and people. I would recommend IVHQ and volunteering abroad to anyone.