Volunteering Journeys Programs
Get hands-on experience working on a medical placement in India,Cambodia, Nepal or Sri Lanka. We offer medical electives abroad to pre-med and medical students of any medical...
Our English teaching volunteer program is designed to educate and empower the young, the poor and the disadvantaged in South Africa. Working closely with people, this teaching...
Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with our yoga and volunteering program in India. Set in the stunning coastal city of Cochin in the Kerala region of South India, you will...
Get an uplifting and authentic opportunity to serve locally driven projects for Teaching, Childcare, Medical Work, Wildlife & Sea Turtle Conservation in Asia, Africa and
Despite the massive changes experienced in the country, South African society continues to be impacted by the effects of gender inequality. This inequality means that women...
Volunteering Journeys Reviews
Submitted by Luka - Hong Kong China | June 14, 2017
My 3-week stay at Sri Lanka has flown by in a blink of an eye, and the whole experience as made unforgettable thanks to you, my host family, Hirantha, Rakitha, nurses and doctors at Colombo East Base and the rest of the people I met along the journey.
I really do appreciate your attentiveness ranging from hospital experience to the quality of meals I was receiving ( where, by the way, were superb). I am grateful to have received the opportunity to explore the Sri Lankan healthcare system considering the lack of qualifications from my side.
The wonderful weekend trips to Yala, Mirissa, Galle, Sigoriga, and Kandy exposed me to the multitude of faces Sri Lanka has to offer - which, I realized upon travelling, was too many for my length of stay here.
Maybe one day I will return to Sri Lanka again to further explore the beautiful country and maybe with skill sets that will truly make a positive impact by medical volunteering once again, thank you Charley, Hirantha Kasun and everybody here in Ceylon.
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It was amazing!
Submitted by Chloe | June 14, 2017
Thank you for having allowed us to live this unique experience who was very important to do for us during our studies. Your welcome and the welcome from the family was so great. You had an exceptional sense of hospitality.
During the training we were able to discover a different health system and new procedure of care at the general hospital kalutara.
It was very interesting for us.
Thank you again for all that you had made for us. All the small attentions … *king coconuts, reserve of turtle, the local fruits, visit of kalutara and SIH card).
Thank you everything, we keep an excellent memory of this training period. It was amazing!
- Helene Gaullier, Chloe Fuirce, Pauline Baeard
Submitted by Alex - New York United States | June 14, 2017
Firstly of course- THANK YOU! My time in Sri Lanka has been so much fun! From Hasun and his family being warm and welcoming to the ETU, surgical, and operating theater staff being friendly to the dun outings - everything has been pleasant and I’ll cherish it. I truly appreciate all the time and effort you put into planning my stay here. You locked me up from the hospital, gave my friend and I room and board, coordinated my home stay and hospital work, arranged mine and Luka’s outing to Jala National Park. The list goes on! Your hard work does not go unnoticed. I also appreciate the help of Hirantha, Rartltha, and Danushka and everything they did to help make my stay more comfortable.
Kasun and his family were AMAZING! Absolutely irresistible! As was the food- Kasun can really cook!
The nurses and staff were extremely welcoming. I even went out with a few of them of their day off!
Overall it was a pleasant experience. I would overall recommend the hospital to nursing students or nurses who just graduated as i believe the medical placement will be much more beneficial. I am grateful I was able to explore your beautiful country. I hope to return again someday.
I am very very happy with everything
Submitted by Miriam Havetmann | June 13, 2017
I must say I am very very happy with everything I am able to experience here. The hospital work is honestly amazing as in the nurses and doctors as very friendly and try to include me in what they are doing and are explaining as much as possible. I am also very happy with the family I am staying at since they are eternally welcoming and try to fulfill every wish I have. I am glad that they have a child approx. my age so that i don't feel as alone and I think it is very important to place the volunteer somewhere where they have company in their age group. The only thing I am a little sad about is that because Colombo is such a big city the family place is a bit outside everything so it is time consuming to go anywhere after work as I would love to expose a little more of Sri Lanka and see many many more different attractions.
Still I am completely pleased with my volunteering experience. Through the family lifestyle I am actually exposed to the Sri Lankan culture and become a little familiar with the language.
Therefore, once again a very big thank you. :)
We kept an excellent memory of this training period
Submitted by Juliette Cocmet - France | June 13, 2017
We would like to thank you for your kindness. It was a very good profound experience for us. We felt very lucky to have met all those people at the hospital. We have discovered an other way to care, another culture. The nurses have been benevolent, they surprise us to learn other procedures. It was very interesting for our future job. We felt useful and we have work with nurses with pleasure.
The family is very nice, they are doing everything for us. We are so glad to have met them. We are going to miss the. Thank you for everything.
We keep an excellent memory of this training period.
- The french student nurses.
Ludioine Loew Pinnert