Volunteer World
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Sep 15, 2018
Everything was fine , everyone was nice and helped me when i had questions
Sep 13, 2018
There are a lot of informations about each project. With the filters you can easily find a project which fits to you. And last but not least the response of the project leader was almost instantly.
Sep 11, 2018
So far It has been a fantastic and super simple process!
Sep 09, 2018
Thank you very much.
Sep 08, 2018
Need more information to prepare for upcoming work in Northern Ghana within 4 weeks. Please provide info about which visa to take and logistics needed. Many thanks.
Sep 08, 2018
Very fast and reliable service. Very friendly and helpful staff!
Sep 07, 2018
I have only registered with a volunteer organization, and have not completed it yet
Sep 07, 2018
Excellet response and information thus far.
Sep 06, 2018
great so far. quick. responsive. very helpful.
Sep 05, 2018
It i very ok and great experience
Sep 05, 2018
nice site, easy to compare
friendly pop-ups.
quick responses
correct information
Sep 03, 2018
I get immediate al the information that i need
Aug 31, 2018
Volunteer World has been really great! It makes it so easy to view volunteer opportunities from many different organizations all over the world. With a variety of ways to filter your search you can find exactly what you're looking for! I highly recommend Volunteer World!
Aug 31, 2018
Good partnership from the VW team.
Aug 30, 2018
You offer a good platform with a wilde range of interesting projects. And you try to be very critical when taking a new project in.
Means of communicatie could be better (only through balloons which disappear when closing internet). Communication with different agencies is better.
Aug 30, 2018
It was really easy to find what I was looking for and get in touch with the organization I found.
Aug 30, 2018
Many offers, very detailed and clear description, friendly chat for help!
Aug 28, 2018
Very easy to use and convenient.
Aug 26, 2018
I really like your website it is easy to search and find the program that best fits you... The only problems that I have been finding is the way and the sources to communicate with program of your choice... Because I have been waiting for a response of the program for two weeks now.
Aug 22, 2018
Briefly, the “Great Projects” great white sharks South African program may be alright for teenagers and mid-level or untrained/moderately trained, budget conscious college or possibly even graduate students seeking a thrill and a travel opportunity, however, if you are well educated, have a profession that you are taking time from in order to obtain a real opportunity to volunteer in a way that allows you to truly give back and assist constructively with shark conservation and/or if you are looking for a more meaningful level of education about shark conservation, then this program is NOT for you. At its essence, this is a themed sleep-away camp for young people on a budget.

In more detail, the “Great Projects” promises you training in shark biology and conservation, cage diving, data collection, training in basic seamanship, and much more. Delivery is pretty hit-or-miss and really depends on luck. If the weather is bad, as it often is (when I went, the group before me had just experienced 4 “no sea” days during which time several told me they were bored out of their skulls and I myself experienced only two “sea days” the entire time I was there and never got to get in the cage, despite the program’s guarantee) the volunteers are mostly left in their “cottages” with massive amounts of downtime and nothing to do. When I was there, the project intern would take people out to drink, smoke and dance at the local pub. While this can be fun, it’s not why I volunteered and contributed nothing toward the shark conservation mission. **Note to parents of high school kids: be sure you trust your teen and that she or he can handle him/herself because the intern and the volunteer program coordinator try to be “friends,” not guidance counsellors or mentors or babysitters or teachers. The intern took underage kids illegally to the pub and encouraged them to drink. The program coordinator, regaled a group of two young volunteers with stories about how she used to party and do cocaine all the time. These 17-20 year olds look up to the 38-year-old volunteer coordinator. Just keep in mind that the level of professionalism and maturity from the two people charged with coordinating and overseeing the volunteers - the intern and the volunteer coordinator - is very low. Will your teens like them? Probably yes because they may seem very fun and let them do all the things parents might not. Will people older than 25 like them? Maybe but I think much less likely if they’re professionals. Depends where you are in your life.** The company comes across like just one more in the sea of semi-ethical companies capitalising on well meaning people, taking their labour and money.
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