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Love Volunteers Reviews
Amazing, Fantastic volunteer experience
Submitted by Jan Centrella - Auburn, CA | July 10, 2018
My niece (16 yrs old) and I (66 yrs young) volunteered at Love Volunteer's Animal Rescue Center Program in Ecuador for two weeks. It was an incredible experience and I would recommend it highly. The owner manager and coordinator are very dedicated to the animals and work hard to keep the center and interaction with the animals as close to their natural habitat as possible. Their work is truly remarkable and they rely heavily on volunteers. Be prepared to do whatever is needed. We prepared the animals food, fed them, cleaned their living environments, and did lots or=f repairs and building around the Center. It can be hard work but it is so necessary. And the other volunteers make it fun. We met wonderful volunteers from all over the world and became family very quickly. We looked out for each other. On our time off, we went to Banos, a very fun, touristy area about an hour bus ride from the Center. It was a great break and there were so many different activities to do. They have also just opened a new Eco Lodge, which is deeper in the jungle and volunteers at the Animal Center can stay for an exceptionally low cost. Be sure to take advantage of all there is to do in the Amazon. I admire the job that the owner, Jorge, is doing and hope others will dedicate their time and money to this very worthwhile Center.
Love Volunteers responded to this review July 15, 2018 at 7:33 PM
Thanks to you and your niece for providing valuable input on the program and for this incredible review, encouraging others to assist the Animal Rescue Centre in continuing to protect and provide for the animals.
We are so grateful for your time and effort on this placement and the important feedback you provided throughout. It's fantastic that you both enjoyed yourself so very much and we hope to welcome you back on this or another of our incredibly deserving placements in future.
All the very best to you both for all of your future endeavours.
Childcare in Brasil
Submitted by Madalina - Northumbria University | June 06, 2018
Volunteering in Brasil was one of the best experience of my life . I have met so many amazing children and learnt so much . I truly can’t wait to volunteer again and I am so happy about this experience! I feel like I have a new home.
Program: Childcare program in Rio, Brazil
Love Volunteers responded to this review June 10, 2018 at 7:35 PM
We're so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with the children in Rio de Janeiro and that you felt so at home!
Thank-you for being such a wonderful role model in the children's lives and we wish you all the very best for your future endeavours.
The Team @ Love Volunteers
One of the best experiences in my life
Submitted by Mikela Kring - Copenhagen Denmark | April 27, 2018
I was a medical volunteer in Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara, Nepal.
I am a pre-med graduate from Denmark meaning that I had no previous hands-on experience.
But I still got to observe, participate and help so many people. It was wonderful, challenging, educational and eye-opening. I learned so much about medicine, medicine in a Third World country and the Nepali culture. Words cannot describe how much I learned and developed, I enjoyed this so much. But it should be noted that this particular volunteering program is not for those who are afraid to ask questions and take initiative. Your learning and participation is your own responsibility. Noone will be there to hold your hand and explain everything to you. You must ask questions, study at home to understand the cases better, engage yourself and put in the time. The more you give, the more you get!
Love Volunteers responded to this review May 06, 2018 at 5:22 PM
What a treat to have worked with you on this placement. Your passion and commitment to the program were outstanding and it has been amazing to share in your journey and experiences.
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and advice with future volunteers in this review. There is nothing better than first-hand accounts to prepare volunteers and your candid and detailed comments will be sure to inspire and encourage others.
Thanks again, so much, for everything. We wish you all the very best for your medical studies and career and hope to have you back with us again.
The Team @ LV
Volunteering in Ecuador
Submitted by Lisa Sloan - Chelan United States | April 04, 2018
I did a six week volunteer placement at an animal rescue and rehab center in Puyo, Ecuador. Working at the project, was such a wonderful experience, my favorite placement (I've done 4) so far. Very well organized, lots of contact with the animals and meaningful work. In addition to our daily rounds of feeding the animals and cleaning their enclosures we had a variety of other projects, maintaining and creating animal habitat and enrichment. The accommodations and the climate were somewhat challenging, just what you would expect living in the Amazon jungle. The staff at the center are wonderful, kind, helpful and inclusive. Ecuador is a wonderful country to visit, lots of variety in climate and activities. Something for everyone!
Love Volunteers responded to this review April 11, 2018 at 5:25 PM
Thanks for this amazingly informative and concise account of volunteering with the animals in Ecuador. It's been such an honour to have you on our programs over the years and to have you share your experiences with others is invaluable in encouraging and preparing future volunteers.
Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing where in the world you will go to help next!
The Team @ Love Volunteers.
Excellent -- both the project and Love Volunteers
Submitted by Colleen - Chevy Chase United States | April 03, 2018
My 14-year-old daughter were only able to go for a week (during Holy Week) but it was still a very positive experience. Both Love Volunteers and the project are very organized -- and the project is a very well-run organization that ensures an education for children whose other option would be a life of selling trinkets on the street. I was very impressed with the work they are doing -- they are clearly "in it for the long-haul" and making a significant, positive impact.
Love Volunteers responded to this review April 11, 2018 at 5:34 PM
We're so pleased that you and Katriana fulfilled your intention to have fun and help the children in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Even a short space of time spent encouraging and enlightening the lives of these children is so valuable and a continuum of volunteers provide ongoing support to change the course of lives and lift people from the cycle of poverty.
Thanks again, both for your commitment to the program and for sharing your experiences to encourage and inform others.
We with you both all the very best and hope to have you back with us again soon.
The Team @ Love Volunteers