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Madventurer

I went to Ghana with these guys and thought that they were great, from the first phone call to the reunion ball that they put on in Newcastle a couple of months after I got back to the UK they really seemed to go the extra mile for us volunteers.
In Ghana I was staying in a small village with seven other guys from the UK and one Canadian, my time was split between teaching and helping to build a new classroom. We had good support from one of the Madventurer crew on the ground and they were happy to recommend places to visit at weekends and point us in the direction of a good bar in Accra.
I have recommended Madventurer to all my friends at Uni and have no doubt anyone reading this review would be looked after by these guys.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Jan 15, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

IVHQ is fantastic! Incredible value, there were other volunteers here from different organisations who paid DOUBLE what I paid for exactly the same experience. Email responses were extremely fast. I cannot wait to do another program through IVHQ.
The staff here in thailand were fantastic, i felt so welcomed and they were always trying to help make my stay easier and more comfortable!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Thailand
Posted: Jan 14, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Crossroad

As a Japanese student. I was so confused at the begening after looking some negetive feedbacks of Global Crossroad. But I did talk to some of the volunteers who participated Global Crossroad before. I received varities of feedbacks some were very positive and some were partially positive. But one thing I learned from all participants that projects Global Crossroad works are very good and host are very nice.
After talk to numbers of participants, I did talk to Cheryl and a guy, they gave me so many information but I was not able to decide to join thier program and decided to join Cross Cultural Soluntions. After talking to Cross Cultural Solutions I found that Global Crossroad and Cross Cultural placed volunteers in same project in many places and later decided to join Global Crossroad because Cross cultural solution is 200% expensive than Global Crossroad.
Once I booked thier program to Accra. I received all information within two weeks and gave me access to talk to local coordinator and volunteers who were on field. After talking to volunteers in field provide me more confidence. When I board the plane from JFK, I met other volunteer of Global Crossroad (Christina) we both talk so many aspects of Global Crossroad because we were very suspecious about Global Crossroad, what is going to happen if no one apears at Airport. When we exit the airport we saw my and Christine name on card board holding by one of the Global Crossroad staffs (Mr. Richard) than our suspision culm down abit, we talk to Richard on way to Kasoa. One we arrive in Kasoa, there was room ready for us. which give me more confidence that Global Crossroad is more legitimate than what other expalined in web. Next day, we had orientation, all together we were 10 volunteers. the home base accomodation look very safe and Naomi was so nice and the working project is just next block of the hostel. All my suspision and confusion completely meltdown than I felt so happy that I choose Global Crossroad.
I have seen some problem in Ghana such are people are not on time so the country coorinator. Over all my experience was excellent and rewarding It is no doubt I will go with Global Crossroad because they provide me very secure environment. Once again thanks global crossroad you guys are doing woundful job. Don't listen what other say, keep your metions what you want to acheive.
Inoue, Nihonbashi

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Jan 12, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

i did the ivhq turtle program in costa rica and it was incredible. great bunch of volunteers to work with and amazing location. i worked in matapalo with 4 other volunteers and the local staff. we lived on the beach and had an amazing time. there were other turtle placements around costa rica as well and when alll the volunteers met back up in san jose later in the program for a social evening they seemed really happy with it as well. one volunteer complained about sun burnt though..... take sun screen if you're prone to sun burn!! i'd heard bad reports about many volunteer companies before i did this trip but ivhq certainly bucked that trend! do it - you will love it.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Jan 8, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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Foundation for Sustainable Development

I learn a lot and had an exposure and a better understanding between theory and field work. Also, it was a total volunteer and it take determination to sustain. But it is not all places the same and what ever may be the case, dont go into a volunteer work with an expectaion of seeking for worth, but focus on labour and what ever you would have should be appreciated.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Jan 1, 2009
Overall:
8
Support:
4
Value:
2

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