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Medical Placements in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal

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

Teaching and Kindergarden Volunteering in Sri Lanka

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

Teaching English in India

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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Sri Lanka

Sea Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

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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India

Learn Yoga and Volunteer in India

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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Women Empowerment in India

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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India

Nursing Placements in India, Sri Lanka or Nepal

The program is ideal for nursing students (including students who are considering a nursing career), so that you can develop knowledge from global nursing practices, get

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India: International Development & Social Work

Become part of a highly enriching program in Kolkata, where Mother Teresa spent her life living and working with the poor. You will make a lasting impact on the lives of

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Nepal

Teaching & Community Development in Nepal

Become part of our volunteer program in Nepal, which involves assisting with projects focused on medicine and health care, building, education, and community development....

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School Renovation Program in India and Sri Lanka

Make a high impact in no time by volunteering on this rewarding project. Based in the beautiful region of Kerala (if in India ) or in Galle (Sri Lanka), you will help create...

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Disabled Care Volunteer in India

Disability among children often hinders full participation in activities, even in everyday family interaction. This creates barriers in development and growth, as well as...

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Volunteering Journeys Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Eyeopening healthcare volunteer opportunity!

My trip to India was so eyeopening. Being able to experience life in a developing country and see how much different it is from life in the United States was an amazing opportunity that I will never forget. While volunteering in a clinic located in the slums, I was able to check vitals and collect symptoms. While the language barrier was difficult, I was able to learn a lot from the local doctors and gain more patient care experience. I also got to travel in the afternoon and on the weekends, which was super nice because I definitely feel like I was able to make the most out of my trip to India. I was able to meet other volunteers and interact with the locals too, which was fun! I would definitely take another trip through IVHQ!

Program: Medical Placements in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal

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: Teaching English in India

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: Medical Placements in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal

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: Medical Placements in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal

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: Medical Placements in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal

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