Volunteers

Chin-Soon Sun – South Africa

Why did you want to volunteer?

I want to gain more experience and connect to the people that are sharing the same passion as me from all around the world; at the same time, we can exchange knowledge and learn the value from the experience.

Do you feel you made a difference, how?
I have made a difference, my mindset has open up and become positive and I appreciate my life even more. Also, being able to explore the nature, connect with people, gained the knowledge and being more adaptable to the environment and more discipline.

Why did you want to volunteer?
I want to gain more experience and connect to the people that are sharing the same passion as me from all around the world; at the same time, we can exchange knowledge and learn the value from the experience.

What did you do for fun?
Exercise.

When was your most enjoyable experience, do you have an interesting story?
It’s completely different from what I had experience before from the travel and trip, for me the most enjoyable experience was when everyone worked together and had a good and productive time during the mission.

Who did you make friends with and for what reasons?
The moment I was there, I was the only guy, but they’re all friendly so I did make friends with most of them.

What were the names of the best places to hang out and socialise?
We went to Wonderboom because it’s the only place we had near Pretoria.

Would you considering going again or perhaps to another project with Original Volunteers?
Yes, but with different country and mission because I prefer to get various culture and experience from different routine in different places.

What would you say/recommend to a friend who was interested in volunteering?
It’s a valuable life change experience. It’s something that will open your heart, change the way you think and grow you up to be a better and stronger individual

Could you offer any tips to future volunteers?
Torch light, raincoat, gloves, sun protection, snacks.