Love Volunteers

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland, 2679 New Zealand

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About Love Volunteers

Year Founded: 2009

Program Opportunities

-Multi-Country Locations

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

Do you have a passion for helping those born into a life of disability? Volunteers in Peru provide much-needed support and assistance to children and young adults at various...

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Bosnia and 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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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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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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Albania

Teaching English in Albania

Want to volunteer in a picturesque village nestled high in the Albanian Alps? Based in the Alps of Northern Albania, this project involves working in community schools...

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Zambia

Construction Project in Zambia

Want to help create something will last long after you have returned home? This program is for you! The majority of people in the village of Mwandi live in mud huts which...

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Thailand

Teaching English to Buddhist Monks in Thailand

Do you have a passion for teaching and working with children? Here’s something a little different! This program is available in both Bangkok and Chiang Mai in the North...

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Albania

Youth Drop-In Center Program in Albania

Want to help support underprivileged youth from Albania’s minority Romani community? Volunteers who choose to be part of this amazing program will be based in a daily...

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Rwanda

Teaching and Assisting in Schools in Rwanda

Do you have a passion for teaching and working with children? This amazing program gives volunteers the unique opportunity to support the underprivileged and improve the...

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Sri Lanka

Healthcare and Medical in Sri Lanka

Are you a Doctor, Nurse, or Med Student? Your skills are desperately needed in Sri Lanka! Medical placements are only available in Badulla. Here basic medical centers

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Kenya

Working with Children in Nairobi, Kenya

Want to help improve the lives of Kenyan orphans? This program is for you! Sadly due to the stigma of HIV in Africa, Kenya has many orphanages which house children who...

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Ghana

Working with Children in Ghana

Want to help teach valuable life skills to Ghanaian orphans? Working at an orphanage in Ghana is likely to be one of the most challenging and yet rewarding experiences...

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Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    10

Clinical volunteer in South Africa

This volunteer was amazing! I got to do clinical work you can't even think of doing in America unless you have a degree. The volunteer itself did not take up most of your time, and I was able to participate in various cultural activities as well! Definitely would recommend.

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

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review July 14, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Hi Stephanie,
    Thanks for your praise of our Medical program in South Africa. This program is perfect for those with little or no prior experience in the medical field and we're excited to hear that you were able to learn so much!
    All the very best for your career in medicine - come back and join us again and share your newly acquired skills :-)
    The Team @ Love Volunteers

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

A summer with monks

A few months back, I was fortunate to stumble upon Love Volunteers while looking up volunteering opportunities abroad. I instantly got interested in the programs they had to offer. Out of the many programs I went through, 'Teaching at Monasteries' in Nepal caught my eye. I had been wanting to travel solo as well as experience volunteering in a different country, and this program seemed to be the perfect fit! Ever since I mailed them for the first time, Love Volunteers had been nothing but supportive and prompt. Apart from sharing a detailed guidebook about the country and the program, they answered all my queries promptly.

Having just a month off work in summer, I could afford to spend 3 weeks at the monastery. Those 3 weeks spent in Nepal have undoubtedly been one of the best times in my life! I met some lovely people, made life-long connections, traveled, taught, learnt and gathered tons of amazing memories! Staying at a monastery and interacting with monks was in itself a unique and wonderful opportunity, and I feel very fortunate to have experienced the same. Teaching at the monastery definitely had its own challenges, as they relied only on volunteers for academics (English, Math etc.) and there wasn't a curriculum in place. If you tend to get involved with the students and take your teaching seriously, then it gets challenging because all students have different abilities and levels, and ideally one needs to cater to their individual needs. That is possible when you have many volunteers on site, otherwise can be a bit difficult. Nonetheless, teaching and interacting with the lovely monks is really enjoyable, and one sure learns a lot!

Such experiences definitely teach you a lot, expose you to much more in life and probably make you grow as a person. One gets to experience life in a totally different context, often without the luxuries and comforts one is used to. However, what you gather is way more valuable - friends, experiences, memories, learning. It's all worth it. My words may not do justice to what I experienced, felt and learnt. All I can say is it was one of the best experiences in my life, and I wish I could have stayed longer! Would love to go back sometime.

Would definitely recommend Love Volunteers and this particular program to whosoever wishes to volunteer abroad and make a difference! :)

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

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review July 05, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Hi Mahima,

    Thank you so much for your kinds words and praise. It's such a pleasure to play a small part in putting volunteers where the need is greatest and we're so pleased to hear that you were happy with our service and the program :-)

    Your descriptions of the challenges involved with Teaching in situations where resources and staffing are extremely limited is really helpful! You are so right that more volunteers would make the job so much easier! Hopefully your review will encourage more volunteers to go to Nepal.

    We too would love it if you have an opportunity to volunteer again in the future!

    The Team @ Love Volunteers

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Uganda

I had an amazing time in Uganda with Love Volunteers! Love Volunteers answered all my questions in a timely manner and ensured that my trip to Ngora,the town I stayed in, was very comfortable. The volunteer house was also very comfortable and safe. During my time in Uganda I volunteered at the health center. I enjoyed the hands on work with the patients. I was able to deliver baby's and administer IVs and immunizations. All the staff at the health center was very friendly and welcoming and always willing to teach me new things. I was also able to experience Ugandan culture and the way of live in a small town in Africa. The 4 weeks in Ngora were definitely life changing!

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

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review July 05, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Hi Sandra,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to give this glowing review of your time in Uganda on our medical program in Ngora.

    Wow, what a fantastic opportunity to be hands-on in a medical capacity and help to deliver babies and generally make sure that patients were well cared for. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and skills!

    All the very best for your future endeavours and we would love to have you back on the team again :-)

    The Team @ Love Volunteers

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

My experience in Argentina

The time I spent volunteering in Jaulas vacias was definitely unforgettable. I was welcomed to Argentina by a super friendly Hostel staff and oriented by very capable people at the VOS school (really, they will answer any question you have about the city and will give you the best recommendations.).
When going to the refuge for the first time, I was accompanied by one of the local volunteers -who was also super nice and approachable and became an amazing friend by the time I came back home! All the people at the shelter are very dedicated and hardworking, and will most definitely impact you and your ideals in the most positive way possible.
As far as the work I did while in the refuge, I loved it because it felt meaningful and like I was doing something helpful for all those animals -and everyone who worked there was always willing to help me out and teach me everything I needed to know (yes, that included helping me with my spanish)!

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

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review June 24, 2016 at 3:05 AM

    Hi Karina,

    It's great to hear that our local team in Argentina provided you with their full support and assistance during your stay :-)

    It can be difficult working with animals, particularly the vulnerable ones such as at this Refuge, but also hugely rewarding and it's fantastic that you were able to help care for the animals and provide an extra pair of hands so desperately needed by the local staff.

    Thanks again for being a great volunteer and we wish you all the very best for the future.
    The Team @ Love Volunteers

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

A wonderful volunteering experience in Sri Lanka through Love Volunteers

This 2-week experience organized by Love Volunteers Programs was the most satisfying and amazing one of my life. I spent my days in Sri Lanka, teaching English in a nursery and then teaching Sign Language in a special school. I loved taking up the responsibility of teaching English in an environment where its use was severely lacking. Everyone here in Sri Lanka is very accommodating and nice. I got to explore Sri Lanka over the weekends when I did not have any work. It is the most beautiful country in the world. Sometimes 2 weeks did not seem enough time, but I did my best while I was there. I hope I have left an impact on the local community, while they continue to grow stronger in their education. I'll be taking back many memories of this great program.

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

  • Love Volunteers responded to this review June 22, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Hi Rolph,

    Thank-you for this great review of our programs in Sri Lanka. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I can assure you that your efforts working with the children are most appreciated!

    It's been a pleasure to work with you to make this volunteering trip a reality and thanks for giving your time and skills to further the education for children of Sri Lanka.

    We wish you all the very best in the future!
    The Team @ Love Volunteers

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