Rachel Burch – Review

Why did you want to volunteer?

To make friends, travel, explore and do something helpful for others!

Do you feel you made a difference, how?

I think our work at the day centre was really important and the children liked our visits

What did you do for fun?

Went swimming and relaxed at the volunteer house in the evenings. It was a really nice crowd and everyone got on really well.

When was your most enjoyable experience, do you have an interesting story?

I think my arrival at the volunteer house, everyone ran over to hug me and say hello, it was quite emotional and a real surprise!

Would you considering going again or perhaps to another project with Original Volunteers?

Morocco is next on my list, a couple of the others had already been and said it was just as good.

What would you say/recommend to a friend who was interested in volunteering?

Just got for it, there are a lot of things online that you are supposed to worry about but it’s so easy and I think many people just need to see for themselves.

What items would you suggest future volunteers pack?

Some games for the children.

How much money would you suggest you take per week?

I spent about £60 a week without trips. I went to Romania for my last weekend with some of the other volunteers.