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Volunteer Abroad Reviews

Fiona Legge
Nationality: British
Age: 55
Program: Cambodia
Project: Teaching English
Date: September 2014 - 4 weeks

Teaching Kindergarten in Cambodia with 100 kids aged 5-6 is one if the best experiences I have ever had. The children love their school and would be on the streets if it was not for IVHQ and their partner in Cambodia. Seeing smiling faces each day and the children running to meet you made my day. They are so keen to learn and are grateful for small rewards. Book your place. You will love it.

Shachar Sadon
Nationality: Moroccan
Age: 24
Program: Ghana
Project: Childcare
Date: September 2014 - 2 weeks

Highly recommend Ghanas program. From the second I landed to the moment I left there were absolutely no negative feelings or problems. The country's people are the friendliest and most soulful people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting, the projects coordinators are comforting and knowledgable while being kind and making you feel right at home. The orphan directors are literally local heroes in short, and there are no words for the kids I met on this trip. The only regret I have is not staying longer. I'll keep the friends I made forever and ever and I will without a doubt be back soon!!!


Margaret Robbins
Nationality: Australian
Age: 52
Program: Kenya
Project: Women's Education
Date: August 2014 - 3 weeks

Africa and it's people are just beautiful. They have alot to offer in friendship and love. Please volunteer and open your hearts. Kenya compares to nothing I have ever seen. We are so blessed to live where we do, so lets give something back to our families abroad who don't have enough.

Matthew Hitchcock
Nationality: Australian
Age: 27
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Slum Teaching
Date: August 2014 - 4 weeks

My volunteer experience was a very enjoyable one and I am very happy. I made the decision to volunteer in Delhi. I believe I have grown from this experience and have provided something valuable to kids who are in a disadvantaged situation. It was my first time teaching and it was quite difficult at first but I am finishing a lot more confident and settled in the role. 4 weeks volunteering was a good time period as it allowed me time to adjust my teaching to needs of the children develop good relationship with them learn their names and see progress in the kids as a result of my teaching.

Joana Lobato
Nationality: Portuguese
Age: 22
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Health
Date: August 2014 - 4 weeks

The orientation was very good as we got to meet people from different parts of the world, we visited some part of India New Delhi and Agra. The last 3 weeks volunteering we did different things like help in clinic and check the blood pressure. I think that it was a good experience because I got to see a different culture and country where everything is so different for me.

Stephanie Mayo
Nationality: American
Age: 21
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Slum Teaching
Date: August 2014 - 2 weeks

My volunteer experience was enlivening. I wish could work with the students for a longer period of the time. My two weeks teaching in the slum were intense I had to learn what amount of knowledge the students had while figuring out way to communicate with the children due to the little Hindi I knew. Overall, I thought the intensity of the two weeks volunteering was well worth it. I will miss working with IVHQ.

Jasmin Coggins
Nationality: British
Age: 20
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Health
Date: August 2014 - 4 weeks

Overall I had a great time and learnt a lot for my placement. I especially enjoyed the slum clinic. I got to do a lot of practical work.


Hannah Bouwhuis
Nationality: American
Age: 22
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Health
Date: August 2014 - 4 weeks

A lovely smattering of culture. I learned in a local health care setting and interacted with people who were eager to work with students in the health field. Over all a rewarding experience.

Ana Leal
Nationality: Portuguese
Age: 25
Program: Bali
Project: Healthcare Education
Date: August 2014 - 4 weeks

Orientation was perfect! We saw and did everything we were supposed to see and do in Ubud. We visited the monkey forest, Ubud palace, Ubud market, rice fields and a temple. We had a cooking class, traditional painting class, flowers offering class and 2 Bahasa language classes. We went to a traditional dance show. Every Thursday, there is a welcome and goodbye dinner - the food is delicious and is really nice!

The Healthcare project was extremely rewarding! We got training with a doctor about a lot of medical and healthcare topics on the first day. Then we could come up with our own curriculum for the classes. I prepared a lot of lessons and the local team was always willing to translate my documents and worksheets into Bahasa. We also had a coordinator at the school to help us to translate a couple of things into Bahasa. It was an amazing experience! :)  

Mitchel Griffin
Nationality: American
Age: 21
Program: Ecuador
Project: Street Children Work
Date: June 2014 - 6 weeks

I wanted to say thank you for all your help, before I did the project! IVHQ and you were so helpful in the whole endeavour! It was such a wonderful and life changing experience! I know I will continue to do international service work through IVHQ! The on-site administration was superb, the projects were implemented well, and it was so great to see the impact we were making. I’m so proud of the work IVHQ is doing in Ecuador! 

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