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Asia: Medical Volunteering & Internships

Travel to Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, or India where you will acquire hands-on experience through a volunteering or internship placement. These are medical electives designed...

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Community Development &Teaching

Join our Teaching English in Sri Lanka program, a volunteering opportunity that offers you numerous enriching options: working in local government schools, helping out in...

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India

India: Teaching English & Community Development

While India has a booming and economically important tourism industry, it is home to more than a third of the world’s underprivileged and poor communities; with 30 percent...

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Asia Volunteer Experience: Teaching in India & Thailand

The rich cultural heritage of Kolkata and the natural beauty of Phang Nga - expect to immerse in these through our Asia Volunteer Experience! This is an English teaching

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Sea Turtle Program

Conservation volunteering is a great way of gaining knowledge and confidence, discovering a new place and getting to know a new culture, whilst doing your bit to save the...

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Sports Coaching

Sports coaching involves developing and nurturing talent and personal development of children from disadvantaged communities through sports. Volunteers for sports will be...

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South Africa

South Africa: Teaching & Community Development

Join our English Teaching Volunteering in South Africa, a program designed to help empower and educate disadvantaged youth. You will work closely with locals and other volunteers...

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India

India: Learn Yoga and Community Development Volunteering

Where else can you combine volunteering and yoga than in India? Join a program designed for both beginners and expert yogis. Deepen your understanding of this relaxing practice...

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India

Volunteer in India: Women Empowerment

Become part of an enriching volunteer program, which involves connecting with local communities and making a real impact on their lives, as well as your own. Using education...

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South Africa

Affordable, Safe & Enriching Volunteer Experiences

Get an uplifting and authentic opportunity to serve locally driven projects for Teaching, Childcare, Medical Work, Wildlife & Sea Turtle Conservation in Asia, Africa and

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South Africa

South Africa: Women's Empowerment Community Development

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...

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India

Worldwide: Nursing Placements

The program is ideal for professional nurses and nursing students (including students who are considering a nursing career), so that they can put their skills into practise,...

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India

India: Dentistry Work Experience

Dental volunteer abroad can help you look at the world with a whole new pair of eyes. Not only will our dental program in India give you the invaluable hands on experience...

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Peru

Peru: Sports Coaching

The teaching in Peru program takes place in the vibrant city of Cusco, home to ancient Incan ruins, stunning vistas, and amazing Peruvian architecture. The program in is

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Volunteering Journeys Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

I have had a wonderful trip

Hi my name is Will Le Heuze,a 17 year old student who had just finished his first year of A-levels, and I decided to do some volunteering overseas. I had had quite a few assemblies at school with different volunteer companies but volunteering journeys stood out the most for what I want to do. So I booked everything and was put in touch with Geetha, we exchanged a few emails, about how I was getting to the hostel from the airport and what I should wear, which was very comforting especially as I was young of age and hadn't traveled alone before.
After landing down in Kochi airport, I was getting a little nervous, but after getting through security and collecting my bag, there was a man with a sigh saying my name and volunteering journeys, which was a relieve. He took me straight to the hostel for my first encounter Geetha and her team. They totally understood the condition I was in and just showed me room and let me go to sleep. Once I woke up, around 3pm there time, they had prepared some food for me and Geetha sat me down with another new volunteer and gave us an introduction presentation, she then gave some suggestions on what we should do on our day off to make the most of our time I time in India. So Lucy (the other new volunteer) and I found ourselves on a river boat in the back waters of Kochi, the following day. Geetha also booked us in for a trip to Munnar tea plantation which was stunning.
During my time volunteering in Kerela I switched from the pre-medical programme to the teaching English programme, which again Geetha and her team were very supportive and helped as much as they could. The overall accommodation as been great with breakfast and lunch included (even if they were a little spicy), nice western style rooms and great communal area to just chill out with the other volunteers. However there has been a few negatives in the terms that that the showers were cold and the beds hard, but if all the negatives I can say about my trip to Kerela I believe I can safely say I have had a wonderful trip and would thoroughly recommend to anyone willing to volunteer abroad.

Program: India: Teaching English & Community Development

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Thank you!!!

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.

Come visit Hong Kong/ Japan/ Norway/ Sweden!

Program: Asia: Medical Volunteering & Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

It was amazing!

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

Program: Asia: Medical Volunteering & Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Thank you!

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.

Program: Asia: Medical Volunteering & Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

I am very very happy with everything

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. :)

Program: Asia: Medical Volunteering & Internships

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