Let’s face it, volunteering can be scary! Going to a new country. Speaking a different language. Living with a whole new family. But what is it really like?
A lot of people, before they sign up to volunteer have a lot of questions about what it’s like to volunteer:
What will my host family be like?
What will my placement be like?
What will the town I live in be like?
Will I enjoy myself?
Asking lots of questions is perfectly normal, we even encourage it so that you have as much information as possible to prepare you for your experience as a volunteer. But, at some point, you just have to take a leap of faith, sign up, book your flight, pack your bags and start your adventure.
That is exactly what Elijah Freeman did when he signed up for our Physiotherapy Volunteer Program in Guatemala. He took that leap of faith, booked his flight, came to Guatemala, volunteered, and he loved it! And luckily for you, he documented his amazing experience to help future volunteers, just like you, understand just what volunteering is all about. So take a look at his video and sign up to volunteer…you never know, you might just love it!