Love Volunteers Programs
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Love Volunteers Reviews
" The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" -Gandhi
Submitted by Genie Dalomba - Pawtucket United States | June 15, 2017
One thing I gained from working in Senegal, was happiness! I can't put in words the amount of love and support I received while I was overseas. The people of Senegal made me feel like family. Waking up at 8:00am seemed so easy. The reason why, was because I knew as soon as I reached the school I'd be greeted with smiles and hugs. The children at the school I volunteered at definitely left their mark on my heart. The pictures and stories I shared with others inspired them to look into volunteering. I will volunteer with Love Volunteers again in the future. I've also told many people to volunteered with this organization. If you want to see the world and change the way someone else sees the world. Love volunteers is the way to GO!! What are you waiting for?
Program: Working with Children in Senegal
Love Volunteers responded to this review June 19, 2017 at 4:23 PM
We can't put into words the joy it gives us to work with volunteers :-)
The mutual rewards that a volunteering placement gives when the volunteer is passionate and caring are huge!
Even though many feel that they aren't able to make much of a difference in a few short weeks you are proof of the hope and joy that each volunteer brings to the lives of these children.
Not forgetting that the volunteer takes that experience home with them to enrich themselves and those around them. That's real change.
Thanks so much for everything you do and we look forward to having you back with us again soon.
The Team @ Love Volunteers
Medical internship at a hospital university
Submitted by Levine - University of Guelph | May 16, 2017
LoveVolunteers with their partner did an excellent job on making sure everything goes by smoothly. They answered all my questions quickly and I was satisfied with their replies. My accommodation in Bangkok exceeded my expectations. Everything is clean and was a more westernize house. The staff there made sure we were okay and showed us around Bangkok. On the other hand, my internship at a Hospital University was amazing. I spent my time at the OBYGYN department where I get to be in the labour room and operating room. The doctors and medical students were really friendly and made the initiative to explain things in English. This is definitely worth the long flight and I will never forget this.
Program: Medical Internship in Thailand
Love Volunteers responded to this review May 22, 2017 at 7:13 PM
Thanks so much for this fantastic review of our Medical program in Thailand. It's wonderful to hear that your expectations were exceeded and the experience was a wholly enjoyable and beneficial one.
We wish you all the very best with your medical studies and future roles. Hopefully you will come and join us again in the future.
The Team @ Love Volunteers
First volunteering experience: A very unique one
Submitted by Shaheer Hashmi - British International School Riyadh | April 15, 2017
As the title states, this was my first volunteering experience, and it truly was a remarkable one. I made many so many friends in such a short amount of time. All it took for me to get to know the children was stand next to them and play football with them... From there, their questions and remarkable inquisitive natures made it hard not to get attached to all of them. My only regret was that I didn't stay longer... Nepal is a beautiful country, with very hospitable people and an amazing depth of nature. My experience was made not only by spending ample time with the children, but by taking time to admire the local traditions and their remarkable culture too. For someone who's considering volunteering in Nepal, I'd advise them to go for it, for it truly is a great experience.
Love Volunteers responded to this review April 19, 2017 at 4:16 AM
We can't thank you enough for your amazing enthusiasm and gift of love and hope to the children in Nepal. Thanks also for this helpful account of your time and encouragement for others to continue where you have left off.
So many volunteers wish they could stay longer and do more but the time you gave was invaluable and others will follow in your footsteps.
Thanks again and all the very best for the future. Come back and join us again someday.
The Team @ Love Volunteers
Animal rescue centers in Costa Rica
Submitted by BeerAndaBackpack - Pittsburgh, PA United States | April 08, 2017
January 2017 marked the beginning of my around-the-world volunteering adventure. My first stop was in Costa Rica with Love Volunteers for 11 weeks. I started at a small center outside of Jaco beach, but after 5 weeks asked to be transferred due to a lack of work available at the time. Mike from Love Volunteers was exceptional in providing me with my pre-departure information and ensuring my transfer was smooth and successful. The second rescue center provided much more to do as well as the ability to work with other volunteers. It's located in a rural, mountain area near Parrita and really exposes you to a wide array of wildlife.
As this was my first time volunteering, my expectations were different than reality. I was expecting more of a hospital/emergency room type environment; whereas, in reality, animal rescue is more along the lines of maintaining the animal's well-being and comfort while you feed and clean up after them. It's like a long-term nursing home for animals that cannot be released into the wild. This allows volunteers to truly care for the animals that become like family.
The accommodations and staff members of the local NGO were fantastic. At first, I stayed with a host family who were wonderful and took great care of me. The second location was a rural "hotel", but no less enjoyable. The staff was exceptional and there were definitely some tears being held back when I left. Despite not speaking Spanish, I was able to communicate and bond with the staff that didn't speak English. They were truly wonderful people who care deeply for the volunteers and make every effort to make you feel welcome and comfortable.
Love Volunteers did an excellent job selecting this project. They provide clear, informative guidance through the whole volunteering process. I highly recommend Love Volunteers and animal rescue in Costa Rica to anyone comfortable spending time in rural, yet beautiful jungle oasis.
Love Volunteers responded to this review April 08, 2017 at 6:29 PM
We cannot thank you enough for the contribution you have made on both of these programs. Firstly in pointing out issues that need to be remedied with the first placement and then your commitment and obvious dedication to the Wildlife Rescue Centre.
Thanks for taking the time to share these experiences with others to help them to adjust as you did. Having a positive and pro-active attitude makes all the difference when volunteering and we look forward to having you on more of our programs in the future, as you continue with your travels.
Thanks again for everything and happy travels :-)
The Team @ Love Volunteers
Submitted by Loren Sandoval - Webster University Vienna | April 07, 2017
I spent ten weeks working with street and slum children in Delhi and at the end it felt like it had not been long enough. The kids are full of energy and are so eager to learn that putting in effort on my part came naturally. They are all so full of love and every day I was treated with hugs and kisses from the little ones. I would recommend this experience to anyone. If you like interacting with children, you'll love it and if you are not used to interact with them, you'll learn to love it!
Love Volunteers responded to this review April 08, 2017 at 6:19 PM
Thanks so much for your commitment and dedication to our Street Children program in Delhi! What a difference you have made to the lives of the children and your impact will be long lasting even though the time spent seems short.
Thanks for sharing your experience to encourage others to continue your excellent work :-)
We wish you all the very best for the future and would love to have you back as a Love Volunteer anytime.
The Team @ Love Volunteers.