Volunteer World
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  • 541 Reviews
  • 9 / 10 Recommend
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Jan 17, 2019
My experience is not very good so far. There appears to be too many steps involved to get a reservation into one of these projects. Far too much administration. Leading to incorrect emails sent to me about deposits to be made. And unclear at the moment why I need to make a second deposit, as I assumed my place was reserved after I made the first deposit several days ago.
Jan 17, 2019
My whole experience with Volunteer World was fantastic. All the needed information on the website is displayed clearly and is very well organised which makes everything a bit easier when organising a trip! I received very quick replies from friendly staff if I ever emailed to ask questions or for help. There is also a wide variety of trips to choose from with many different countries to visit so there is a trip for everyone! Overall my experience was amazing and I will definitely use Volunteer World again when I next travel to volunteer!
Jan 16, 2019
I really like volunteer world, you reply fast and take the time to give me all the information I need!
Jan 16, 2019
Everything went on as described and I received a quick answer within 48 hours. Now I hope the volunteering experience will fit and that I will not be disapointed
Jan 16, 2019
going to South Africa and Israel this year to volunteer! Super easy system and I find it reliable as well with the deposit and stuff. I’m very exited for my journeys
Jan 16, 2019
I don’t agree with asking for review when I’m still not organized to even go on program yet... rating may be lower than should be when it’s difficult to rate something that I’m struggling to make happen.
Jan 16, 2019
VolunteerWorld is such an easy and fun way to get involved! All of the staff are friendly and always there to help. They have made this whole processso much easier. I cannot wait to volunteer and continue to volunteer through Volunteer World in other places throughout the world!
Jan 16, 2019
Great service
Jan 16, 2019
Jan 16, 2019
Very good platform to search, book and get in contact with volunteer projects all over the world :)
Jan 16, 2019
What I love about VolunteerWorld was easy access to many volunteering programs around the world.
I have volunteered with a program in Colombia and I loved the program, but I couldn't have felt less disconnected with VolunteerWorld for these reasons:
1. Making a down payment was a challenge. When it was unsuccessful, I received an e-mail notifying about that and asking to respond if I have any questions, but the e-mail was a no-reply e-mail. Doesn't help to resolve the issue fast.
2. Once the payment was finally confirmed, I was informed that I will get a confirmation letter, which never arrived. I assumed that further instructions will be in the e-mail as well.
3. Without having instructions, I contacted Varsana to inform them about my arrival and I went to Colombia without having any info from VolunteerWorld.
4. Once I have completed my volunteering program in Colombia, I started getting e-mails from Varsana reminding me that I will still have to pay to Varsana (that was done in person with Varsana) and I was asked to continue with my application while I was long past the completion of the program.
5. When I volunteered with other organisations, the process was smooth and in the end I had a certificate arranged by a Volunteering organisation company similar to VolunteerWorld.

Great programs, but operationally it can be improved a lot to attract more volunteers. I personally do not want to go through the same admin process again. I am still receiving e-mails to inspire and help people around the world and it really feels like just a random promotional material without caring how volunteers are really supported.
Jan 16, 2019
This website rocks! I have successfully planned 6 months of overseas volunteer work in 3 different continents using this platform. The website offers the chance to speak with program coordinators directly and is a great resource to find volunteerin opportunities that best fit you. I found it really helpful to be able to see the kinds of work you would be doing in an average work day as well as the free time activities that are available. The website is clear and easy to use and it looks like there are a lot of resources for insurance, help with finding flights and some project coordinators have even helped me get Visas, and still more I’m sure I didn’t use. Overall, this was a very useful tool to help me find some really cool opportunities. It was like a google search engine but for cool volunteering projects
Jan 16, 2019
Very great experience. Volunteer coordinator went above and beyond. Staff at the sanctuary really great and was able to learn about the orangutans next to cleaning their night densvand food prepping. Also able to observe them very closely. Loved it.
Jan 14, 2019
Great but hate that no one is there to contact you right away. And have to wait for a response even if it’s urgent.
Jan 10, 2019
Very helpful platform with a lot of information and fast respond to questions you may have!! Thank you VW!!
Jan 09, 2019
It‘s the only website with all the information collected and presented in a nice way that is easily looked through.
Jan 08, 2019
Very quick decisions and very efficient coordinateur...

However, il remains expensive to flight to Thailland and I need to find money....i
Jan 08, 2019
Jane was awesome I’m helping me get my adventure booked. Linda has kept in touch, even over Christmas.
Hope the trip next year is a well run as this website and the staff I’ve spoken too. First class
Jan 06, 2019
Paiement conditions a bit complicated
Jan 05, 2019
This is a great site that is user friendly and the staff is helpful, friendly and quick to respond!
About Volunteer World
Volunteer World is the largest volunteer abroad comparison platform worldwide. We enable you to search and compare offers from large travel agencies as well as smaller local specialists and grass-root projects (NGOs) with only one click!
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