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Volunteer Abroad & Make a REAL Difference - From US$175!

Find our Why More and More People are Choosing to Become a Love Volunteer! Love Volunteers is the most affordable way to volunteer and help local communities in developing...

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Peru

Working with Children with Disabilities in Peru

Make a lasting impact on the lives of children and young people with disabilities through this volunteering program in Cusco. You will help provide much-needed support at...

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Nepal

Teaching in Monasteries in Nepal

Want to help educate and guide Nepalese Monks? This program is for you! Programs involving teaching in monasteries in Nepal are held in the outskirts of Kathmandu and

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Community Development Project in Bosnia

Want to get involved with helping entire communities? This program is for you! With a goal of breaking down the still prevalent racial prejudices left in the wake of the...

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South Africa

Education Program in South Africa

Do you have a passion for teaching and working with children? Volunteers on this wonderful program can choose to assist in educational institutions such as primary and...

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Thailand

Teaching English to Buddhist Monks in Thailand

Join a local organization in Thailand and make a huge impact on the lives of young monks. This teaching program in Bangkok involves teaching English to novice Buddhist monks...

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Bolivia

Working with Children/Community Development in Bolivia

Looking for a truly unique project? This one is for you! This wonderfully unique social development project was established with the sole purpose of providing a safe environment...

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Palestine

Education Program in The West Bank

Realize your passion for teaching kids and making a difference in their lives by becoming involved in our Education Support program in Palestine. The placement is based in...

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Zambia

Construction Project in Zambia

There are many ways to leave a mark in the lives of people, and your participation in this program in Zambia will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Assist with a construction...

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Rwanda

Teaching and Assisting in Schools in Rwanda

Help a local organization boost the future prospects of children from impoverished communities in Rwanda through this enriching volunteering opportunity. The Education Support...

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Sri Lanka

Healthcare and Medical Program in Sri Lanka

Whether you’re a medical student or practitioner, your skills are needed in Sri Lanka! Sign up for this volunteering opportunity and make a tangible impact on the lives...

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Kenya

Working with Children in Nairobi, Kenya

Take advantage of this highly enriching opportunity to improve the lives of Kenyan orphans! Participate in our Childcare and Development program in Nairobi, where you will...

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Ghana

Working with Children in Ghana

Share your time with Ghanaian orphans and still have time to explore the cultural heritage of Kumasi. This is an enriching opportunity provided by our Childcare and Development...

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India

Education for Children Living on the Streets in India

Want to help the children worst affected by the plight of poverty? This program is for you! Among the poorest inhabitants of India’s cities are families living in tent...

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Love Volunteers Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Amazing Kenya

I was in Kenya for 3 very amazing weeks. Everyone I met was lovely
from my fellow volunteers to the local staff and just Kenyans in general. Everyone makes you feel welcome and at home. After just a few days with your fellow volunteers, you feel like family.

I had an incredible time on my placement. The teachers and children at the IDP school are great. The children are so friendly and lovely, it's almost overwhelming. I definitely loved spending time with the kids. I think this experience requires an understanding and acceptance that things work differently from back home and that this is OK, if you keep expecting things to work like your home nation you won’t enjoy the experience as much. I don't think I had a significant impact, to do so I would need to be there for a long period of time. However, I did gain an insight into the challenges faced in a developing nation, which was my main aim.

There was plenty of flexibility if you're unhappy with your project when you arrive the local staff will make efforts to put you on something more suitable.

Kenya is a gorgeous place and the range of excursions gives you an opportunity to explore this wonderful country. The monkeys were definitely my favourite.

This is definitely the best thing I've ever done. Definitely a worthwhile experience.

Program: Refugee (SIDP) Camp Program in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review September 17, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    We couldn't have said this better ourselves Nina!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to provide this feedback and great advice to help and encourage future volunteers.

    Whilst it can feel like you haven't made a big impact in your relatively short time on the program, rest assured that you walk in a continuous line of volunteers who contribute to making a huge difference long term. In fact we were able to assist our first Refugee Camp in Nairobi to the point where volunteers were no longer required and we could move our efforts to this new camp - a fantastic effort!

    Thanks again for being an amazing volunteer and we wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.

    The Team @ Love Volunteers.

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

My time at the wildlife shelter

Australia's native wildlife was the main factor that made me want to travel to the country. Hence, I was very happy when I found out the opportunity with Love Volunteers. This program really allowed me to be up close and personal with amazing animals, such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and wallabies. There are also possums, sugar/squirrel gliders, and various birds. They have such funny personalities and I got to know each one individually while I was there.

The daily routine revolves around the animals, so expect mornings to be busy because of cleaning and feeds. The schedule usually settled down by the afternoon, providing plenty of time to chat, enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, or play with the animals. Make sure to bring clothes you do not care since they will get very dirty very quickly. A good pair of work boots or hiking shoes will also be nice to have. Living at the shelter is extremely different from living in a city, so it may take a while to adjust. For example, there is no electricity during the day (a generator only runs at night) and you may have some trouble getting cellphone reception. When temperatures are cold, you will also chop firewood.

The team is very understanding and will help you as best as they can. If you need a ride to the nearest town, they will try to make arrangements for you. Glenda, the shelter's owner, is very kind and knowledgeable, so you can always go to her if you have questions or need something to do. The other volunteers are very nice as well and will share many funny stories with you. As long as you love animals and are willing to work hard, you will have a great time. After all, how many people can say they have lived with kangaroos, cuddled a wombat, or bottle-fed a wallaby? My time at the shelter was an incredibly rewarding experience. I am already missing all of the animals and the people I became friends with while I was there.

Program: Volunteer Abroad & Make a REAL Difference - From US$175!

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review August 13, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Hi Hannah,

    Thanks for giving such a brilliant review of our Wildlife Rescue program in Victoria, Australia.The advice and encouragement you have provided is invaluable for future and prospective volunteers.

    It's wonderful to hear the joy you experienced working with the animals. The shelter relies heavily on volunteers to continue in its work and they simply couldn't manage without you.

    From the team at the shelter and all of us here at Love Volunteers a huge THANKS and we hope to have you back with us again.

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation & Benefits

    N/A

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Community

    10

Teaching In Luang Prabang, Laos

“I chose to volunteer with Love Volunteers Education Program teaching English in Luang Prabang, Laos for a few reasons. I wanted to meet the children of Laos and help them obtain a universal tool that could help them reach further in their lives. I also felt that it would be a great fit for me because I am currently studying in the field of Education. I wanted to experience a rich culture far from my own and make a difference there. I got all of that and more out of my experience and impact while volunteering. Did I mention that this was my 1st time teaching and my 1st time volunteering? I have to say that it couldn’t have been a better 1st-time experience! The smiles on the students faces when they learned new words, meanings, and pronunciations from our classes were amazing. The energy they displayed and the connection I was able to make with them touched my heart and confirmed that I had chosen the right volunteer program. I felt like part of the family immediately. Everyone was so incredibly supportive, great partners in the classroom, and helped me obtain some teaching skills to take back home! When my time was up in Luang Prabang, the hardest thing was saying goodbye to all of my students...and I quickly started thinking of when I would be able to come back and see them! I also was sad to leave the delicious Laotian food, beautiful scenery and people...I never passed a frowning face on the street during my time there. Shortly after returning home in Chicago, IL, I was hired as an educator at The Ogden International School of Chicago and I think my time teaching had a hand in that achievement. I can not wait to go back to Luang Prabang!”

Program: Education Support in Laos

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review July 26, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Hi Kerry,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your amazing experience on our Education program in Laos.

    Wonderful to read your praise of the local team and your hosts and the joy and reward you got back from the students and monks.

    It's fantastic to hear that you have returned home and gained a role in Education - congratulations!

    We wish you all the very best in your new role and we too hope that you will be able to return to Laos in the future.

    The Team @ Love Volunteers




Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

" The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" -Gandhi

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

    Hi Genie,

    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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Medical internship at a hospital university

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

    Hi Levine,

    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

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