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Volunteer at an Orphanage in the Philippines

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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Best experience of my life

ELI's application process was great and their portal was an effective tool. Clara, my advisor, was very helpful with everything. For our orientation, we had a power point, good chat, and a tour around downtown explaining everything to help me.

I worked in an orphanage. At first it hit me hard, I had never seen anything like it,as some of the children had infections, shaved heads and were crying, but after my second day there, they began to warm to me and it really close with them all. Very special children and I am grateful to have been able to spend so much time with them all, playing, caring for them and being able to treat them with ice cream which really went down well haha. No problems, best experience if my life.

I stayed in a home stay with the most amazing home stay parents whom I will be staying in contact with, and shared the experience with 2 different volunteers whom also got on very well with. Our in-country coordinator, Esther, was extremely approachable.