How was your last experience as a volunteer

Testimonials from our volunteers


Those who volunteer abroad give hope to disadvantaged people and help them to lead a better life in the future. When working with children, orphans or adolescents, every volunteer has very personal experiences and has unforgettable experiences.

Here you will find the testimonials of other volunteers. After their return home, they told us which tasks they particularly enjoyed in the project and what the highlights of their volunteer work were. Read them through and get a vivid impression of your future work in a volunteer project.

Volunteering in Ghana

What was your work in the project?
Taught soccer coach in a small local club and in a girls' school.

Were you satisfied with the accommodation and meals?
I was very pleased. My host family was very nice and was always there for me if I needed anything. The food was always very good and every food and drink request was met. Even helping with the preparation of local dishes was always exciting and of course delicious :)

Did you get along well with the local contact person?
My contact in Ghana was almost perfect. The welcome was very warm and you felt right at home. He was always in a good mood, reliable and always ready to listen if you had any questions or problems. A very funny but serious coordinator who puts a lot of heart and soul into this project.

What were the highlights of your stay?
Almost every day had its small to large highlights. Whether excursions where you can see wild animals or even sit on a real crocodile, feed monkeys with bread or just celebrate a huge birthday party.
The conversations with other volunteers from all over the world were very exciting and my English has become much better as a result.

Would you recommend the project to others?
Yes! The project was a lot of fun and you really noticed that you could help the school children and that you did useful work. It was a unique experience that everyone should have. In the end you are proud to be part of this project.

Volunteering in Kenya

What was your work in the project?
During my work in the clinic, I was allowed to look after the patients, accompany the nurse, listen to the doctor's discussions and work in the laboratory. I was also allowed to take on smaller tasks independently.

Were you satisfied with the accommodation and meals?
The accommodation was very comfortable and it was very nice that there were other nice volunteers so that we could do the tourist program together. It was also great that it is an international organization so that you can meet people from all sorts of countries and make contacts so easily.
The food was good too.

Did you get along well with the local contact person?
My contact persons were super nice. The housemother and her daughter have now become really fond of my heart and it was a very loving and familiar situation in the accommodation.
The in-country coordinator was also super nice. He was in the accommodation every day and was available to answer any questions or concerns.

What were the highlights of your stay?
The absolute highlight in the clinic was a birth that I was allowed to help with. But other things like waste incinerators and the laboratory tests were also very interesting. And not to forget all the employees in the clinic were super nice and tried very hard to show you everything.

Would you recommend the project to others?
Definitely!!!

Volunteering in Nepal

What was your work in the project?
My main task was to be "Didi" (older sister) for the orphans: make helicopters out of garbage, paint princesses, explain English grammar, play board games, read Robin Hood, help with washing ... there was always something where you could could contribute.
In the mornings, another volunteer and I went to a state school together teaching 1st and 2nd grades in English. The little whirlwinds are easy to catch in your heart and it is always nice to see when you notice even the smallest progress.

Were you satisfied with the accommodation and meals?
I really enjoyed the accommodation and meals. We were very close to the children.
Above all, I will miss the daily "dhaal bhaat" (rice, lentil sauce, curry) back in Germany.

Did you get along well with the local contact person?
My host brother was at my side with words and deeds.

What were the highlights of your stay?
There were many wonderful and memorable moments. But in general, the entire experience of being able to immerse yourself in a completely foreign culture for such a long period of time and live with it was my highlight. Daily experiences such as bargaining in the markets, the smell of incense sticks and garam masala, eating momos at a street stall, washing clothes with well water and, above all, the children beaming even with little things.
The children and all the other people I got to know grew very dear to my heart and made my stay unforgettable.

Would you recommend the project to others?
If you've never volunteered abroad before, I would recommend the project. But you should be very flexible when it comes to working hours and not be intimidated by setbacks. In Nepal you encounter poverty and exploitation in many corners - in my opinion it is very important to maintain an encouraging attitude towards the children.