If you are wanting a volunteering experience and help people all across the world... **DO NOT GO THROUGH ORIGINAL VOLUNTEERS!** While on a planned 2 month trip with them to Morocco, Africa I found there programs were **NOT WHAT THEY WERE MADE OUT TO BE** at all! we were meant to be teaching English to these children instead we did colouring in and face painting every single day, and very few of these children we were helping were actually in need of our help in comparison to the homeless children we saw.
Although this wasn't the most shocking, unfortunately I experienced **SEXUAL HARASSMENT** by Original Volunteers own companies employees on many occasions. When I contacted OV about this they told me it was hard to control due to the "cultural difference" and that "this might be a simple case" **NOT ONCE APOLOGISING** for the situations there company had let me experience.
They promised a full refund of any weeks you chose not to stay with them **THIS IS NOT TRUE!** I have contacted them multiple times in concern to my refund for 3 weeks, after paying them $1000 a month which is 100% only for accommodation everything else is **PAID FROM YOUR POCKET**; the equipment for the children, all the transport, paint for renovations, all your meals and even the food to feed the homeless which is a program run by this company everyday during summer adding up to a lot.
I'm only 18 years old but this company has exposed me to situations people should never have to experience let alone when paying and trusting in a company to ensure your safety. **THIS COMPANY IS A FRAUD** and should never be allowed to con passionate, well hearted people into such a **DISGUSTING SCAM!**