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On the Rhode to Better: Rhodes, Greece

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Learning from an ancient civilization

It's hard to imagine anything greater than marveling at the ruins of the great Parthenon, but this BLV adventure taught us so much more than to admire the shear beauty and history of Greece. Repairing an elderly couple's home, cleaning and planting at an orphanage for the disabled, building dog houses at an animal shelter, cleaning an ancient moat, and working with Syrian refugees were the true highlights and precious moments of learning. We were embraced by the locals on the island of Rhodes, celebrated by the local government officials, and befriended by the schoolchildren we worked with. In addition, we returned each night to our incredible accommodations in an ancient fortress! Nothing could have prepared us for the opportunities Bright Light Volunteers provided.