India Goa Community Volunteers
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From $839, 14 days, India Trip code: INGV

  • Adventure 2 out of 5
  • Relaxation 2 out of 5
  • Culture 3 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Become a part of a vital teaching, childcare and health care programme
  • Make a huge difference to the lives of others
  • Discover the beauty of Southern India 
  • Enjoy laid back life in the gorgeous Goa. The beaches are a dream!

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If you've ever wanted to step out of the 'normal holiday' and do something more worthwhile with your time, our community development programme in Goa is the project for you. Whilst you're away, we'll introduce you to friendly locals and their culture and in turn, have a fantastic volunteering experience.

 

By volunteering in India, you'll be helping people in disadvantaged communities by lending your support, time and encouragement to children and adults in Goa.  Despite Goa’s reputation as a tourist destination, a large part of the area remains extremely poor - which is where volunteers come in. Your language skills, maths prowess and all round enthusiasm will help to brighten up the lives of people living in poverty.

 

Your time in Goa won't be all volunteering; it's important you have an all-rounded experience. You'll get the chance to try yoga and have some fantastic yoga sessions - they really help you relax! You'll learn more about the beautiful Indian culture - you'll try out a henna workshop! 


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What will I be doing?

  • First week (1 week)

  • Teaching Volunteering (2 to 8 Weeks)

  • Child Care Volunteering (2 to 8 Weeks)

  • Other projects you can help with (2 to 8 Weeks)

  • Extra Activities Included (2-8 weeks)

First week: 1 week

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Destination info

India is the second most populated country in the world, just behind China. Its slogan, ‘Unity in Diversity’ sums up the country rather well, and its citizens are deeply proud of this fact. All of the world’s major religions put in an appearance here, the best represented being Hindu (hence the many ‘sacred’ cows causing traffic jams in the capital, New Delhi!) as well as Muslims, Christians and Buddhists. The hustle and bustle is virtually constant, but there are always peaceful, spiritual spots that you can escape to easily. With a population of over 1.1 billion (2007 est.) it’s not really a surprise that it’s a bit noisy!

 

Goa, India’s smallest but richest state, is famous for its beaches, churches, temples and architecture. It was ruled by the Portuguese for more than 450 years so has a very different feel to other parts of the country.

  • Location: Goa, India

The region of Goa still remains extremely poor and unaffected by western wealth, despite its growing connection with the travel industry. For this reason the assistance of volunteers is a greatly required and hugely appreciated. By volunteering in India you provide vital aid to children, along with adults and parents in disadvantaged societies.

 

Day 1 - Arrival in Goa

You’ll be welcomed at the airport by a representative, once all those on the trip have been greeted it’s time to head to your accommodation for some chill time.

 

Day 2 - Orientation

First off will be breakfast, once you’ve all fuelled up there will be a welcome meeting and orientation. This will cover Indian culture, volunteer projects and facilities at your accommodation, along with a couple more areas. This is the perfect time to ask any burning questions you might have, so please ask away. Once everyone is clear on the involvements of the trip, you’ll be learning some basic Hindu together - this will hopefully help you make some new local friends.

 

Before getting stuck into volunteer talks you’ll be grabbing some lunch. To help you prepare for your first day of volunteering you will be going through project records to see what previous volunteers have done. This will also be the chance to meet the project coordinator. 

 

Day 3 to 5 – Start of Volunteering

To help you get some relaxation and zen before volunteering, days 3 and 4 will consist of some morning yoga sessions. This will help loosen those muscles before pulling your socks up and getting stuck in. On day 3 you’ll be lucky enough to get a local cooking demonstration, and the best bit; you’ll get to taste some seriously good food! Day 4 will include a couple of other cultural activities; dressing up in some traditional clothing, along with having a Henna workshop. During the evening you’ll be having dinner with a local host family to get a feel for local life. The rest of your time will be spent volunteering at the project. 

 

Day 6 to 7 - Free time

During your time on the project your weekends will be free time to do as you please, whether thats topping up your tan on the beach or exploring the local area. There is plenty to see and the coodinators at the project will be more than happy to help with suggestions.

Teaching Volunteering: 2 to 8 Weeks

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Destination info

India is the second most populated country in the world, just behind China. Its slogan, ‘Unity in Diversity’ sums up the country rather well, and its citizens are deeply proud of this fact. All of the world’s major religions put in an appearance here, the best represented being Hindu (hence the many ‘sacred’ cows causing traffic jams in the capital, New Delhi!) as well as Muslims, Christians and Buddhists. The hustle and bustle is virtually constant, but there are always peaceful, spiritual spots that you can escape to easily. With a population of over 1.1 billion (2007 est.) it’s not really a surprise that it’s a bit noisy!

 

Goa, India’s smallest but richest state, is famous for its beaches, churches, temples and architecture. It was ruled by the Portuguese for more than 450 years so has a very different feel to other parts of the country.

  • Location: Goa, India

Volunteer work will vary, and will be dependant on the needs of the project at the time. You could be teaching at a local school, help care for young children at a day care centre or lend a hand with computer education. You’ll generally work five days a week for approximately three to five hours per day - so you'll have plenty of free time to explore all that Goa has to offer. Most work occurs in the morning before lunch. But some placements require afternoon work as well.

 

Teaching

Volunteer activities in this field include:

 

  • Teach children English and Mathematics in the schools. No prior teaching experience is necessary.
  • Creating a playful environment and enhance the creativity of the children through painting, playing games, singing etc.
  • Working at creating low cost teaching material in making education more fun for the children
  • Ensuring regular health check ups for the children in each school through co-operating with the local doctors and hospital staff

Child Care Volunteering: 2 to 8 Weeks

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Destination info

India is the second most populated country in the world, just behind China. Its slogan, ‘Unity in Diversity’ sums up the country rather well, and its citizens are deeply proud of this fact. All of the world’s major religions put in an appearance here, the best represented being Hindu (hence the many ‘sacred’ cows causing traffic jams in the capital, New Delhi!) as well as Muslims, Christians and Buddhists. The hustle and bustle is virtually constant, but there are always peaceful, spiritual spots that you can escape to easily. With a population of over 1.1 billion (2007 est.) it’s not really a surprise that it’s a bit noisy!

 

Goa, India’s smallest but richest state, is famous for its beaches, churches, temples and architecture. It was ruled by the Portuguese for more than 450 years so has a very different feel to other parts of the country.

  • Location: Goa, India

Early childhood care and education is an important area of work. Also called "Anganwari", these centres carry out holistic childcare in the area.

 

Volunteer activities include:

 

  • Personal attention and care to the children coming to the centre everyday.
  • Assistance to the local worker to maintain records for each child based on health, vaccination, growth and nutritional condition.
  • Making and feeding the children a specially prepared nutritious meal everyday with the help of a local worker.
  • Continuous survey of all pregnant women and newborn babies in the area for regular health check ups and vaccination.
  • Creating a colourful and enjoyable environment for the children with games, stories and other creative activities (all material support and training for such activities would be provided)
  • Helping the students in completing study assignments
  • Organising education and fun activities for the children
  • Visiting students' homes for sensitisation of the family towards their children with special needs

Please be aware that while corporal punishment is now illegal in India and in no way condoned by Real Gap, it is still a common occurrence at many schools and orphanages. Although we are continuing to work with some of these projects it is with the aim of helping to educate those involved to alternative ways of disciplining children through the involvement of our volunteers and in country teams. 

Other projects you can help with: 2 to 8 Weeks

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Destination info

India is the second most populated country in the world, just behind China. Its slogan, ‘Unity in Diversity’ sums up the country rather well, and its citizens are deeply proud of this fact. All of the world’s major religions put in an appearance here, the best represented being Hindu (hence the many ‘sacred’ cows causing traffic jams in the capital, New Delhi!) as well as Muslims, Christians and Buddhists. The hustle and bustle is virtually constant, but there are always peaceful, spiritual spots that you can escape to easily. With a population of over 1.1 billion (2007 est.) it’s not really a surprise that it’s a bit noisy!

 

Goa, India’s smallest but richest state, is famous for its beaches, churches, temples and architecture. It was ruled by the Portuguese for more than 450 years so has a very different feel to other parts of the country.

  • Location: Goa, India

School for Mentally challenged children, Margao:

 

Volunteer activities may include:

 

  • Teaching children based on instruction and advice of local teachers 
  • Helping the students in completing study assignments
  • Organising education and fun activities for the children
  • Visiting students' homes for sensitisation of the family towards their children with special needs

Extra Activities Included: 2-8 weeks

Destination info

India is the second most populated country in the world, just behind China. Its slogan, ‘Unity in Diversity’ sums up the country rather well, and its citizens are deeply proud of this fact. All of the world’s major religions put in an appearance here, the best represented being Hindu (hence the many ‘sacred’ cows causing traffic jams in the capital, New Delhi!) as well as Muslims, Christians and Buddhists. The hustle and bustle is virtually constant, but there are always peaceful, spiritual spots that you can escape to easily. With a population of over 1.1 billion (2007 est.) it’s not really a surprise that it’s a bit noisy!

  • Location: Goa, India

Your time in Goa won't be all volunteering; over the first two weeks we have included a few activities not only to break up the volunteering but also give you the opportunity to experience the stunning area you are in. This includes;

 

  • The chance to relax with morning yoga sessions
  • Experience the Indian culture with a visit to a local market and henna and Indian clothing workshops.
  • Plenty of free time to explore the area and lots of opportunities to take part in optional activities.

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What's included?

  • Airport Arrival in Goa
  • Accommodation
  • Local transport at project locations
  • Orientation on arrival
  • All Meals
  • On site assistance

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Tourist Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any excursions not mentioned

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18, maximum age dependent on participant’s health.

 

Accommodation

You will stay in a house with a spacious recreation (hang out) hall, a dining area and computer centre. The housing consists of spacious rooms that will comfortably accommodate up to 6 participants per room with private bathroom facilities. There is a small cafe in the campus.

 

The campus is 3 km from Majorda beach. A short distance from the camp, are cafes and shops.

 

Volunteers are required to be responsible for the up keep of your own room as well as helping out with washing up dishes after meals and general chores.

 

Meals

All meals are included and consist mainly of vegetable curries, Indian breads, rice and fruit. As we’re on the coast fish curries may also feature sometimes.

 

Please note: for this trip the deposit payable at the time of booking is £199 plus 10% of the total trip cost.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. Will I be travelling on my own?

You will be with a group and will also have a co-ordinator during your time away so will not be on your own.

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2. What type of clothing do you recommend I take with me?

Whilst volunteering you will need clothes that cover your shoulders, mid-rif and length should be to at least your knees.

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3. Can I go to the beach in my free time?

You will be based 3km from a beautiful beach so you will be able to spend freetime on the sand.. Or in the water!

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4. How much spending money will I need?

We recommend that you take around £70 per week.

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5. Do I need a visa to visit India?

You will need to obtain an Indian Tourist visa before you leave the UK.

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6. Do I need to take a sleeping bag?

No, you don’t need to take a sleeping bag as the quilts & mattresses are provided at all the accommodation & during excursions.

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7. Do I need to take a mosquito net?

All the rooms at the Camps are equipped with mosquito nets.

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8. Will there be a safety deposit box/safe available?

There is locker facility at all the Camps where you can keep your valuables & the keys will remain with you.

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India Goa Community Volunteers

Lynnette Monteiro - March 2015

How would you rate your overall experience?
(8/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

Gave an insight into lives of children on the other side of the world

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(8/10)
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(8/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
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(7/10)
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(8/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Working with the children - having the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Don't expect to change the world - be prepared for a big difference in cultures

India Goa Community Volunteers2015-03-24

Ciara Martin - January 2015

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Unforgettable experience, already planning my next trip.

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(9/10)
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(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Meeting everyone on the camp, working the slumps with the women and children. The food was amazing and cooked daily.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Pack light you can buy everything out there, take more money with you. Also write your experiences down in a note book (this I did not do) but I did have a camera take lots of photos. Visit the beaches and ask camp workers to what they recommend doing at the weekends.

India Goa Community Volunteers2015-01-08

Carol Shannon - September 2014

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(10/10)
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An amazing time, great staff, great volunteers, wanted to stay.

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Helping the women and children and making a difference in their life's.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Stay longer than 2 weeks. Take mosquito repellent and take a camera.

India Goa Community Volunteers2014-09-26

Nicole Tourigny - April 2014

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Endless fun, new experiences and culture, friends for life.

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Getting to know and becoming close to the other volunteers and staff at the camp. The camp was lovely and homely, and staff so welcoming. Working at the orphanage was a highlight for me, knowing that my work there helped with the bigger picture of what we were trying to achieve. The kids were adorable and it definitely helped open my eyes and appreciate how lucky i was to be brought up the way i was.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Be prepared to not be able to flush toilet paper down the toilets. Protect yourself from the mosquitos, and DONT let them get infected by scratching them. Dont bring too nice clothes, they will get dirty.

India Goa Community Volunteers2014-04-20

Alice Baker - September 2013

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Best experience, best memories, lifelong friends, unforgettable beautiful country.

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Meeting new people, teaching the children, seeing a whole new culture.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1. Be open minded and prepared for a new culture. 2. Bring mosquito spray!!! 3.research into things to do at weekends, like I would recommend visiting baga and palolem

India Goa Community Volunteers2013-09-13

Chloe Morris - July 2013

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This trip is fantastic value for money, the volunteering is so worth wile and the staff at the camp are so helpful and more then willing to help with any problems or requests you may have. Highly recommended.

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What were the highlights of your trip?

meeting new people, volunteering

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

take resources for volunteering eg. colouring books ect. If you are going for more then two weeks look into arranging something for the other weekends as only one weekend itinery is included ad the others are really boring so look into flying to mumbai or somewhere for a couple of days

India Goa Community Volunteers2013-07-14

Jacquelyn Critten - May 2013

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Unforgettable experience, great kids, new friends, eye opening and hot!

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Both the morning & afternoon projects were great - I really enjoyed working with the different kids, learning about their cultures & traditions. The camp held an awareness day for the girls from the Slums which was really rewarding. Meeting all the different volunteers at the camp, making friends, chatting and laughing all the time!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1 - Pack lightly - it's cheaper to buy things locally at the supermarket (& don't wear white!) 2 - Have an open mind & embrace the experience - you'll get from it what you put in 3 - Bring something fun to do with the kids, e.g. bubbles, balloons, games etc - you won't be sorry!

India Goa Community Volunteers2013-05-20

Tamara Lennon - May 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

An unforgettable, life changing experience. The people and place will stay with me forever!

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(2/10)
Please rate the accuracy of your pre-departure information
(3/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(9/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
Please rate your airport pickup (where applicable)
(7/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(9/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

The volunteering was absolutely amazing. Working with the children everyday not only helped them, but to see their smiling faces was a reward in itself. Spending down time with fellow volunteers from all over the world was great, I made so many new friends that i hope to see again in the future. There was an overall good balance between work, play, fun, adventures and culture.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1. Be open-minded and ready to expect the unexpected! India at times seems like a different world. 2. If you are going to volunteer, get involved 100%! The children need laughter and enthusiasm! 3. Be aware of, and follow the cultural traditions of India. This means very modest clothes, girls in particular (it just saves you ALOT of hassle and unwanted attention).

India Goa Community Volunteers2013-05-20

Alexandra Walker - May 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(9/10)
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Worthwhile experience, met some great people.

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(9/10)
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(8/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(7/10)
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(7/10)
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(9/10)
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(5/10)
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(8/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

I volunteered at a Government School, and a Women's Empowerment project- both of which I really enjoyed. I loved working with the children, and the women were lovely. I really didn't want to leave. Definitely a worthwhile experience. Goa is a beautiful place, and one of the highlights would have to be taking the time to explore the area and doing some travelling on weekends.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

To repeat what another reviewer has said, don't over-pack...I ended up taking completely the wrong clothes, and buying loads of things when I got there. Definitely take the time to go away over the weekends (and take plenty of money, even though everything seems very cheap when you get there).There is also a pizzeria near the camp, which is really good if you need a change from camp food.

India Goa Community Volunteers2013-05-17

Kimberly Bell - May 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(8/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

I couldn't have asked for a better group and awesome memories!

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
Please rate the accuracy of your pre-departure information
(10/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(8/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(10/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(5/10)
Please rate your airport pickup (where applicable)
(9/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Playing and messing about with the kids and the Bollywood movie, we went to see a horror but they still managed to slip in some Bollywood dancing!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Definitely bring a flashlight, the camp is about out from a main road, so if you wanna walk to the Italian for dinner you need a torch. Take some toilet paper because some restaurants/bars don't provide them. Learn a little Hindi.

India Goa Community Volunteers2013-05-10

Kimberly Bell - May 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(8/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

For a lazy, easy going beach life it's perfect!

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
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(9/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(9/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(10/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(5/10)
Please rate your airport pickup (where applicable)
(10/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Playing a memory game with the younger kids in the Fishermen's school, teaching them how to play Heads Down, Thumbs Up! The Bollywood movie was so good, although there were no subtitles, one of the project supervisors came along and told us what was going on! And Boomerang!!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

I didn't think a torch was essential but the camp really is quite isolated so if you walked to the Italian at night it is so handy. You should definitely take some toilet roll because loads of bars and restaurants didn't have any. If you're super active/energetic or whatever then this definitely isn't for you, we became so lazy.

India Goa Community Volunteers2013-05-01

Amanda Pearce - December 2012

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
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Rewarding, enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
Please rate the accuracy of your pre-departure information
(9/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
Please rate your airport pickup (where applicable)
(10/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(8/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Volunteering in the Orphanage. Getting to know the local staff and other volunteers. Diwalli.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Just one - Don't pack too much! there is a supermarket within walking distance of camp where you can get any toiletries, snacks and drinks. And clothes are so cheap to buy in the shops in Colva (which camp give lifts to twice a week) that you will end up buying loads!

India Goa Community Volunteers2012-12-05

Zoe Aslan - February 2012

How would you rate your overall experience?
(8/10)
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(8/10)
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(8/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(6/10)
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(8/10)
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Annie Hall - October 2011

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(8/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

My trip to Goa was unbelievable! The travel arrangements ran like clockwork thanks to your team, I felt very prepared and had all the information I needed. The highlights of my trip were firstly the volunteering it was hard to choose which project to do as all options were very exciting however I very much enjoyed what I did as the morning and afternoon projects were contrasting but equally enjoyable. The children I worked with were inspiring and I will never forget the experiences I had teaching them. I was also surprised by the number of friends I made on the trip, together we made the most of our time in Goa. The staff I worked with couldn't have been more helpful and I have a huge respect for the work they are doing in their communities.

India Goa Community Volunteers2011-10-11

Anesilina Carvalho - July 2011

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

I could not ask for more... I had the best time of my 20 years of life.

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

The volunteers group and stuffs; My work placement The trips

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Have an open heart to receive any type of culture; Respect everyone to be respect; Do not go out by yourself, but find a friend to go with.

India Goa Community Volunteers2011-07-04

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