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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I am very grateful for such an awesome experience. I am back home after 2 months in Ghana but it seems i left my heart there! The IVHQ staff was helpful from the start by picking us for the airport and making us feel less lost during orientation. they check on us every forth night and ask how we're doing and to see whether they can to anything to make our stay there more comfortable.
I was volunteering in the Construction Program (Gold) where we made mortar, bricks, walls and were slowly building rooms for a women's empowerment centre. The staff and workers on the site are very friendly and caring and made sure they would know any time we were leaving the location and asked us when we would be returning.
The community aspect in the village was something which made the experience count even more. the fact that people and the kids come up to you and want to get to know you, makes it feel like home.
If i ever get the opportunity, i am sure i would volunteer again with IVHQ! :)

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Sep 20, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

Comments

Hi Ioni, Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you chose to volunteer abroad in Ghana with IVHQ and that you had such a great experience. We hope to have you volunteer again with us in the future.

Frontier

Firstly I am stuck for words as it is not possible to put everything I have experienced in this small paragraph. I’ve spent 4 weeks in Greece with some amazing people and developed life-long friendships. This project has taught me so much about the loggerhead sea turtle and why it is important to try and conserve these endangered animals. The turtle project is one of the most hands on volunteering work I have done and has been beneficial in relation to my degree. There is a lot of walking and getting up early however, seeing a baby hatchling for the first time makes it all worth it. I would definitely recommend this project to anyone who loves animals and traveling is willing to work hard and wants to meet new people from all around the world.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Greece
Posted: Sep 20, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
8
Value:
8

International Humanity Foundation

My name is Esther Manzanera and I am a Work-Study Volunteer in IHF Bali. I used to work as a journalist in Spain when I decided to change my life. I quited my job and spent my saved money on a flight ticket to come to Bali and help the children in the center. The center is amazing, really beautiful in a small village by the sea, and what we mainly do is apporting suplementary school to balinese kids that sometimes don´t have a lot of money to pay for the high fees of regular education.
We teach the children english, computer, and math classes, counting with around 200 students registered. Enjoying every day the strengh of the children, their grateful smiles and their enthusiasm for life is the most beautiful thing I could have ever dreamed with.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Sep 19, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad is one of the best international development organizations that I have ever volunteered for and I truly believe that! I spent five weeks volunteering in a care placement in Chisinau, Moldova and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I was nervous at first going to the poorest country in Europe and due to its close proximity to the Ukraine conflict, but the staff at Projects Abroad Moldova quickly put me at ease. They were 100% prepared for my placement and actually even went way beyond what I had expected when going there. They mad sure that every aspect of transportation was planned and confirmed, that I had adequate housing and food at my home stay and that everything went smooth on a day to day basis. Not only did they take me on multiple tours of the city, but they made sure I was confident getting around and going to work alone everyday by myself. They really made me feel appreciated that I was there to help. The Projects Abroad staff's preparedness and hospitality left a memorable place in my mind and heart. I remember that I was sick one day and the Projects Abroad Office Manager personally called me to make sure everything was ok and to see if I needed a doctor to visit the home. They even planned cultural and social outings on the weekend so that we could be in contact and make friends with all of the other volunteers in Moldova at that time. They went beyond any expectation that I could think of and I am truly honored to have worked with all of them. Everything went well and I had no problems; this they made sure of. I would definitely recommend Projects Abroad to anyone wanting to volunteer abroad and make a difference in the lives of other around the world.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Moldova
Posted: Sep 19, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

I had a great time with IFRE and they were helpful every step of the way!

Program: Gap Year
Location: India
Posted: Sep 18, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

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