Volunteer ReviewsHere are a sample of experiences and reviews from previous volunteers at the projects. Read real volunteer reviews to learn about their time volunteering abroad.
(names of children have been changed for their protection).
For those who volunteer their time and their hearts to those in Cambodia, this is a precious gift.
Jessica, USAAs soon as I got off the plane, I had a great feeling about Siem Reap. Then I was told I was going to be volunteering for the Giant Puppet Project. I couldn't believe my luck, I always wanted to do art with kids. We had 350 kids who don't speak too much English make 8 giant puppets and have a parade. It was definitely one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The kids had a blast. I've returned home inspired to volunteer and make art.
The work that is done there I feel is of great value and it is a truly amazing project to have had the chance to be involved in.
Neil, USAThis was my 2nd Globalteer volunteer trip. Colombia is an amazing place. Our first day with the kids at Antorches, we took 13 kids to the zoo. Some had never been before. We bonded with these kids and were able to discuss English names of the animals.This set the pace for the week to come. We taught English in small groups, which varied by age. The kids were very receptive and loved to learn. We read stories, used flash cards, drew pictures and labeled the pictures with English names. I know that we made a huge impact on the kids, and they made a huge impact on us too.
To be able to share this volunteer experience with so many great people from all over the world has been a gift.
Amy, New Zealand
Ceilidh dancing in Colombia May 2009 by Shoena Payne.
Though the overall security situation in Colombia has improved considerably in recent years, the threat of terrorism is still high in many parts of the country."
Reading the official line on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website the day before leaving made me anxious. Too late. My leave, flights and accommodation were all booked - no going back now. And anyway, why should something like the risk of being mugged, or even kidnapped by guerrillas, stop me from fulfilling a long held dream to volunteer with kids in Colombia?
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