It was my first experience of volunteering abroad. At first, the communication with the organization was a little slow, but I got all the necessary information on time.
When I first arrived at the airport, the pick-up service and overnight in Guatemala City, which were organized by RCDP, were really satisfying.
At my arrival in Xela, the in-country coordinator was waiting for me, and the host family also came to pick me up.
That same day, I went to the orphanage to visit the children. The children at the orphanage were really welcoming and happy to see me.
The language barrier was hard sometimes, but the children are very understanding and patient.
As for the host family, they were really caring and wanted to make me as confortable as possible.
I only spend two weeks at the orphanage, but I would recommend it to others.