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The Intern Group

Since the moment I applied to when I arrived everything has worked as It suppose and better, I mean in 2 weeks after I applied the Staff was telling me that there was a company that fit my interest very well, and in a few weeks later every detail was set up for me arriving here. The process is very easy to follow, and you feel you have someone to ask about any step you are doubtful to take.

Program: Gap Year
Location: Chile
Posted: Jul 29, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Crossroad

I had been hoping to volunteer for quite some time, but it took me ages to find a cheap program that accepted people under 18. Then I stumbled upon GC and I am really glad I did.
This has been one of the best life experiences I've had, the projects were amazing and fun, the host family was great( and they nade some really great food) and I learned so much.
My coordinator Jonathan was great and helpful as was my host family.
There was however an incident in which they tried to charge us more money than what us advertised, but the people at the main offices were glad to help and the issue was resolved.
I would really recommend this because the projects are incredible and GC is totally legit. Also volunteering is probably the best thing anyone could ever do.Getting to experience a different way of life and help out, makes you a better person in more ways than one. I had the best time and everything was awesome!!!!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Guatemala
Posted: Jul 28, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
7
Value:
9

RCDP Nepal

My experience with RCDP was very good. Hom answered all the questions I had beforehand by email and when there was a problem with the payment he quickly offered a solution. The organization is also very flexible. I could easily cancel my airport pick-up. The school was an interesting place to work in and the principal, the teachers and the students made my feel very welcome. I could to work that was meaningful and which I felt comfortable with (not to demanding). The hostfamily treated me as one of their familymembers and the were nicer than I could have imagined.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jul 28, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Involvement Volunteers International

This is from Brian and I as we both have very similar thoughts on our experience

Highlights of the trip:

The highlights of our trip was getting to know the workers and the children at the orphanage, we both felt privileged to be welcomed into their home and learn about their lives. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, which is such a change from Sydney. We loved the fact that this trip allowed us to experience Fiji and disconnect from our lives back home. We both miss Fiji and look forward to coming back in the near future for sure and volunteering more!

Comments on the team, food and accommodation:

Food and accommodation was great! We both were so grateful to be looked after so well and felt like we were extremely welcome. Brian especially loved the food and culture of the family, as being born and raised in Kenya; it felt a lot like home for him. Accommodation was super clean and tidy as well which we appreciated!

Any improvements to help us be better:

Nope – we are thankful for the experience. Thank you!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Jul 28, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10

Involvement Volunteers International

VOLUNTEER NUTRITION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, FIJI

“From the moment you arrive in Fiji you will be struck by the natural beauty of the islands but equally moved by the genuine and kind-hearted Fijian people”…. these were the first couple of lines in my tourist guide and before landing I didn’t fully understand the meaning of these words.

Today, after the weeks spent with my host family and at the Health Centre, I realized that what makes this place so special are the people who live here. The Health Team was very welcoming and the way they take care of patients and volunteers made me feel like at home.

I didn`t have any expectation from this experience because it was my first time as a volunteer involved in a nutrition, dietetic and public health programme. I can definitely say it was a great experience, both culturally and professionally, and It has been incredibly exciting to help the local team to make a difference in the Fijian community.

I had different work experiences, but this was the most challenging one because I was not used to the environment and the different people`s mindset. Nevertheless, I helped with dietetic one on one consultations during the NCD`s and the Maternal Child Health clinics and I felt like I really could make a difference at the grass root level with the locals, many of whom struggle with diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. I also had a lot of fun delivering health talks in schools and helping the CCOHSI team during their interesting activities for the community.

Vinaka to everyone, for this amazing work experience and for making me more conscious of what I want to do in the future.

Veronica, March 2017

I found the program by searching nutrition programs in google https://www.volunteering.org.au/volunteer-abroad/nutrition-programs/

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Jul 28, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

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