Volunteers

Leah Maxwell – Review

Why did you want to volunteer?
To travel and put something back by helping others.

Do you feel you made a difference, how?
I think we helped every project, it was a great team and we did lots of interesting activities with the children.

What did you do for fun?
Nights out in Varna centrum and the beach front bars.

When was your most enjoyable experience, do you have an interesting story?
I can’t think of one, possibly when you see the children concentrating on some work you’re helping them with. They were so lovely and well behaved even though they have lots of problems.

Who did you make friends with and for what reasons?
All the other volunteers and the staff, everyone was so friendly. The volunteer house felt like home the minute I walked through the door.

Would you considering going again or perhaps to another project with Original Volunteers? Please explain why.
Yes. Morocco is now on my list after meeting volunteers who had been there and recommended it.

Could you offer any tips to future volunteers?
Use the things you bring for the children as they can all be used and the children can get bored of the same activity or toy each day. There were quite a lot of things left by volunteers which were really good quality but hadn’t been used which was a shame. The staff hand them out to the shanty town if there are too many things but it’s good to use them first with the children if you can.