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Volunteer Reviews from Cambodia and Vietnam

This week we received two fantastic volunteer reviews for our Cambodia, Orphanage program and our Vietnam, Caring for disabled children/Orphanage program. These programs have proven to be very popular volunteering destinations over the past few months, so much so that both are now full for the months of December and January. For anyone who has recently applied for these months, the first available start dates are now in February 2012.

Anne-Paule Gouin, from France, recently spent 3 weeks on our volunteer project in an Orphanage in Siem Reap and had a great time! As part of her volunteer review she writes: “I really enjoyed the orphanage in Siem Reap, and like I said to the local staff, they made great effort to structure and organize their activities. The children are very loving, willing to learn, always happy,  and they enjoy having volunteers. I miss them! ... Also my host family was incredibly kind! They did their best to make us feel good and happy and every day, they cooked very nice meals. Everything in Cambodia was impeccable. It was all well organized, the introduction day and the Khmer lesson were particularly useful, the volunteer house is beautiful and has a warm atmosphere, and the staff is very nice, friendly and helpful.” Thanks, Anne-Paule.

Another recent volunteer review was written by Lisa Fleming, from the United Kingdom. She spent 6 weeks on our Caring for disabled children and Orphanage program in Vietnam and she gives a great insight to the experience for anyone wanting to volunteer in Vietnam! “Infectious smiles, rapturous hugs and a genuine excitement await you every day. Whether helping with feeding, playing games or simply offering comfort to a child, it is appreciated by the staff and the children’s reaction to your arrival each day at the projects is evidence enough of their feelings towards the presence of volunteers.”

If you would like to read the full reviews, check out our Volunteer Reviews and click on the programs you’d like to learn more about.

We’ve had a great week here at head office in New Zealand and we are settling into our new office very well. With Christmas just around the corner we hope those of you volunteering abroad on our high quality and affordable volunteer programs during your holidays will have a fantastic time, and don’t forget to send us your reviews! For those not yet decided, you might still be able to get in quick for affordable volunteering in Asia, popular volunteering opportunities in Africa and low-cost volunteering in Central and South America programs.

All the best from the team at IVHQ!

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