Get set to experience the thrill and excitement of taking up a gap year abroad, through the Thailand Adventure Tour and Summer volunteering 2017. This is a specially designed...
Nepal is the Himalayan Kingdom known as the land of the Mount Everest and the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Located on the southern slopes of the Himalayan Mountains, it is...
Volunteers working in the child care programs work with well established centers and orphanages in suburban regions of Cape Town.The children’s ages range from 18 months...
Volunteering Solutions provides volunteering opportunities in 20 different countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin/Central America. Our main aim is to provide affordable...
Volunteering Solutions covers 2 major areas under the internship programs in Thailand: 1. Journalism 2. Healthcare Both the programs are offered in the location - Chiang
I loved my project in Philippines
Submitted by Jasmine Schmahl | August 26, 2016
Meeting and working with all of the wonderful children and many
volunteers from around the world, being able to apply my knowledge, gain experience in the nutrition field and pushing my limits and experiencing something new, were the highlight of my trip.
This experience was so rewarding and opened my eyes to the world around me. The opportunity has given me a new perspective and I felt like I was able to truly make a difference in the lives of those I worked with.
The house was clean and spacious, and in a good neighborhood. The food was alright. The staff was very friendly and supportive. They made the program easier and smooth.
I would recommend VolSol to anyone i know is willing to volunteer
abroad; mostly because of the variety of programs.
Good time in Kenya with children
Submitted by Alina | August 24, 2016
I definitely loved the children and the moments when they smile and laugh. An amazing experience was the safari in the Masai Mara and my trip to the Hell's Gate National Park. I would recommend every future volunteer to go there.
The local staff at the orphanage is really friendly and caring. But, even though it may be normal for Africa, the work there wasn't well organized. Sometimes the food was really good and I loved it but sometimes I only had e.g plain spaghetti. There should have been more vegetables and less carbs. The accommodation was really nice if you compare it to the African standard.
I would recommend VolSol to anyone i know is willing to volunteer abroad; mostly because of the variety of programs.
My dream came true
Submitted by Amy | August 10, 2016
I always wanted to go and see Machu Picchu and that is one of the main reasons I choose to go to Peru to volunteer! It was an amazing experience to say the least. Jenny took great care of us and the host mama - Lucy was so sweet and made us feel at home. We were 4 volunteers living with her and she always cooked fresh meals which were both delicious and filling. I volunteered with young children in a day care center, the main tasks were to play with them, help local staff in cleaning, feeding the children. Overall it was a great experience and I would be happy to recommend.
Good time in the Philippines
Submitted by Juan - Villa de Alvarez Mexico | August 09, 2016
We attend Tugop Elementary School from 8:00 am to 12:00. It's only 4 hours. Students are very nice! Very different from the ones we have in Mexico. They are very attentive. They enjoy the activities we do with them and they always do their homework! I couldn't believe when 5th grade said they wanted to stay in class rather than go out for break time! We assign different activities such as verb dictations, tongue twisters, storytelling, exercises on the board, writings, readings, memory games in teams. They always receive us with enthusiasm.
Last Wednesday we had a school event. The principal invited us to participate and meet students' parents and school supervisors. They let us sing and play guitars and the harmonica in front of them. It was really nice being there and hang out. We shared our similarities and our differences. We talked about food, traditions, and the words we have in common.
Going to Tugop is a nice trip. We walk through clean fresh air. There is no traffic, only palm trees, grass, hills and gentle people who we can totally trust. Waking up early isn't difficult here as the sun rises at 5:00 am!
Our host family is also kind! They really treat us as family members. This last Sunday they took us to a resort called Cold Spring. We went with all the family! Kids are very friendly and they always call us kuya (big brothers) it was nice to spend some time with the family! We laugh a lot!
We really want to volunteer again next year. We would like to stay longer but due to our jobs schedules in winkMexico, we can't stay more than two weeks. However, my brother and I are planning to come back. We love Philippines! In fact, we're learning the language! We bought an English-Tagalog dictionary here in a local store.
Thanks "Volunteering Solutions" for all your support !
Volunteering in Cape Town
Submitted by Ines - Germany | August 05, 2016
I stayed a total of 7 weeks in Cape Town. There I lived in a volunteer house with approximately 15 other volunteers from all over the world. I shared a room with 4 other girls. The house was located in the sea point area which was a very good location because the promenade, W&A Waterfront and many other nice places were very close. The first half of my time I worked at St. Paul's Primary School in Bo Kaap. They told me that I can choose in which class I want to be so I decided to take the Grade R's. My tasks were: helping the teacher to prepare stuff for the lessons, reading stories to the children, singing songs with the children, playing games, puzzles, teaching the children new finger games, correct and grade the tests, copying worksheets etc.. I really enjoyed working there because the colleagues and also the children were very nice and I felt were welcome there. After 3 weeks of working there I moved to a creche in the township ''Imizamo Yethu'' in Hout Bay. There I switched between the baby-class and the 2-3 year old children. In the morning we always sang songs together with the children, we drew with the kids and played with them. Around lunch time the kids got something to eat and afterwards they had a nap. The kids there were very friendly and lovely as well and I enjoyed working there!
In my leisure I did a lot of trips with the other volunteers from the hostel. We saw all the staff like Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Boulders Beach, Table Mountain, Lions Head, did a wine tasting, went Shark Cage Diving and Skydiving as well. We also did a Safari-tour and when the weather was very good we went to Camps Bay or Clifton Beach and just relaxed and enjoyed the weather.