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Frontier

Frogs! Turtles! Mammals! Fun! Food! The people, the wildlife, the general fact that this place is a magical haven!

The kit-list would have been better if it highlighted the importance/unimportance of certain items. Maybe it could be written by volunteers themselves. Also, maybe more training earlier in the project.

All staff were lovely, friendly, helpful, welcoming and smiley; as was everyone else! Camp is my favourite place in the whole world! Beds are good, food is amazing, what more could you want?

Program: Gap Year
Location: Central America
Posted: Nov 10, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

I had an amazing time and really enjoyed this project it was a culture shock when we first arrived however we were very well informed of what to do and where to go. On the first day everyone had a meeting by the second day we were out doing surveys. For me the most enjoyable part of the project was being away from society being in the jungle and doing the turtle nest survey. I recommend future volunteers make sure that they buy a good quality hammock to bring out with them as you are sleeping in it everyday. Make sure it's comfortable this is an essential item don't to save money on this item.

Program: Gap Year
Location: Central America
Posted: Nov 10, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Hi, I am a retired teacher from Australia and spent four weeks in Morrocco teaching English. I can highly recommend this experience staying with local families in the Medina and understanding more of their culture. They were extremely accommodating and interested in other cultures. And their quality of meals were superb. I found the students very enthusiastic and keen to learn and speak English like a Western country. The exposure to British, American and Australian volunteers gave them a good cross section and only wished I could have extended my stay.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Morocco
Posted: Nov 9, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Hi, I am a retired teacher from Australia and spent four weeks in Morrocco teaching English. I can highly recommend this experience staying with local families in the Medina and understanding more of their culture. They were extremely accommodating and interested in other cultures. And their quality of meals were superb. I found the students very enthusiastic and keen to learn and speak English like a Western country. The exposure to British, American and Australian volunteers gave them a good cross section and only wished I could have extended my stay.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Morocco
Posted: Nov 9, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

NGO Abroad

I am so grateful to have found Ann at NGO Abroad.

As an experienced NGO executive, I am looking for a way to use my skills overseas. Most international volunteer programs I reviewed offered so much support and supervision that my professional and skilled self would have felt smothered and left many skills on the table. With NGO Abroad, I will get as much challenge as I want, with the supervision/support I feel I need. I direct the process; I create the opportunity. This approach is a much better fit for me than the cookie-cutter programs I've seen elsewhere. My adult, accomplished self has a home with NGO Abroad.

To get started, I initiated contact, completed a short, direct, non-time wasting questionnaire and from there, we've had a few phone conversations, the first one, an hour at no charge. Ann is working with me on clarifying my passions and desires, refocusing my nonprofit management and leadership skills, and providing support and insights to help me reposition myself to transition to consulting overseas. She seems to hear what I have to say before I speak the words with an uncanny ability to see through my forest of confusion and indecision.

From what I've seen in other programs, she is direct, clear, offers a tremendous service for a small percentage of the cost of other programs.

In the process, I believe I have found a kindred spirit, a friend, a support person for this exciting transition. Tremendously helpful.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Nov 8, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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